June 4, 2020 - We ask that all of us turn our hearts, our prayers, and most importantly, our actions back to what God has asked of us: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
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About Fran Brown
As Managing Partner, Fran leads the firm and guides the implementation of strategic plans and objectives. He is also involved in client acquisition meetings, significant board meetings, and representing the firm nationally. Fran has more than 30 years of experience providing audit and management consulting services to a variety of nonprofit entities, including colleges and universities. Fran previously led the New England Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Practice at Grant Thornton and was partner-in-charge of the not-for-profit practice at CCR LLP. His expertise includes strategic planning, budgeting, financial statement preparation, exempt-organization tax filing, real property sales and leases, board training, and enterprise risk management (ERM) training.
March 23, 2020 - The challenges of the past few weeks have been unprecedented, but we are inspired by how the nonprofits we serve continue to hold fast to their faith and persevere during this time of uncertainty and disruption. Here are some resources to help as you navigate this uncertain time.
March 11, 2020 - As the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to evolve, we want to assure you that we are monitoring the situation closely. We are here to support you and are uniquely positioned for a situation like this.
While the terms “merger” and “acquisition” are often used interchangeably, they are quite different from an accounting standpoint.
Nonprofit mergers and acquisitions can be beneficial for both organizations involved, but they require a significant investment of time and effort. If your organization is considering joining with another entity, these four phases will help guide you through the necessary steps.
While a lot has been written about the benefits of strategic nonprofit mergers and acquisitions, they can be challenging to accomplish. Fortunately, there are several best practices nonprofit leaders can follow to successfully guide their organization through the merger process.
The impact of the financial reporting changes in FASB ASU 2016-14 will be substantial for many nonprofits. This article explains key reporting changes nonprofits need to be aware of and begin planning for.
All entities make decisions based on risk every day. That means Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) is a process that all higher education institutions, churches, schools, and ministries are already implementing. The question is: Is your organization managing the ERM process – or do you just react to risk after the fact?
The Spring edition of our 2015 Higher Education Update provides information and insight on the top five issues currently being discussed in higher education.
The Spring edition of our 2015 Higher Education Update provides information and insight on the top issues currently being discussed in higher education.