Nonprofit Issues Newsletter, October 2020
October 27, 2020 - Gain insight on key nonprofit topics, including budgeting, vendor management, executive compensation, and more.
“Are We Paying Our Executives Appropriately?”
October 23, 2020 - Executive compensation is an important issue, and COVID-19 has created new considerations. Answering these three questions will help your organization determine if you're paying your executives appropriately.
6 Key Considerations for Budgeting in Changing Times
October 16, 2020 - There is still considerable uncertainty about the global pandemic and its long-term effects, and budgeting effectively when so much is unknown can feel overwhelming. These considerations and steps can help you assess and modify your budget to the new realities we encounter.
FASB Approves Accounting Updates to Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets
October 15, 2020 - FASB has issued an ASU intended to improve transparency in the reporting of contributed nonfinancial assets, also known as gifts-in-kind, for not-for-profit organizations.
Top Cybersecurity Myths: Cybersecurity Is Not My Problem
October 14, 2020 - Learn why cybersecurity is the responsibility of every employee, and steps you can take to make it a priority for your entire organization.
Top Cybersecurity Myths: We Have a Great IT Department
October 7, 2020 - IT and InfoSec are two very different functions, and relying on the IT function alone to secure your organization would be a disservice to you, your donors, your constituents, and your mission.
Nonprofit Issues Newsletter, August 2020
August 19, 2020 - Insight on the ministry of management, plus budget, internal control, and compensation considerations in a COVID-19 environment.
The Ministry of Management
August 19, 2020 - While the word “management” does not appear in Scripture, the functions of management are part of the activities of the gift of administration or governing mentioned in Romans 12 and I Corinthians 12. Guest author Jim Canning shares his insight on the ministry of management and the continual need for skilled people wanting to serve the Lord in this manner.
Mission Agencies and Paycheck Protection Program Loans
April 20, 2020 - Paycheck Protection Program loans have unique considerations for many mission agencies. We look at how to define principal place of residence and best practices for using and accounting for the loan proceeds.
Gifts-in-Kind: Reporting Contributions of Nonfinancial Assets
Since the standards for recognizing contributions at their fair value were issued in 1993, NFPs have been challenged to measure the value of the myriad contributions they receive. This controversial area is once again being addressed by watchdog agencies and state attorneys general and, thus, is one that NFPs should navigate with care.