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Nonprofit Issues Newsletter, December 2019

Tips to reduce your fraud risk, church year-end checklist and more.


Merry Christmas from CapinCrouse

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!
– 2 Corinthians 9:15

As we reflect on the many gifts of this past year, we are grateful for so many things, including the opportunity to serve organizations that are changing lives around the world. Most of all, we are humbled and thankful for the greatest gift: God’s gift of His Son bringing hope and light to the world.

We pray that this holy Christmas season will be a time of joy, thanksgiving, and wonder for you and your family. May you be blessed from your work this past year and refreshed for the work that lies ahead. Merry Christmas!


4 Steps to Reduce Year-End Fraud Risk

All nonprofit organizations, of all types and sizes, are at risk for fraud. It’s particularly important to be aware of this risk at the end of the year, when donations typically increase. At the same time, staff members are busy balancing day-to-day work with year-end tasks between holidays and vacations.

Taking these four steps can help your organization reduce your fraud risk.


Church Year-End Financial Task Checklist

To say that the end of the calendar year is a busy time for church financial departments is an understatement. This checklist of calendar year-end financial tasks will help you stay on track and get the new year off to a strong start.


Supreme Court to Address Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, individuals have been protected from employment discrimination on the basis of race, religion, and sex. The Supreme Court will soon decide whether sexual orientation and gender identity are also protected when it comes to employment rights.

In this post, Telios Law reviews the relevant law and some legal background, then discusses the cases at stake in the Supreme Court.



Christopher DuKate Joins CapinCrouse as Principal
We are pleased to welcome Christopher DuKate to CapinCrouse as principal.

Chris is based in our Indianapolis office. He has extensive nonprofit expertise and a passion for serving mission-minded organizations.


Traina & Associates is Now CapinTech
We’re excited to announce a new brand for our information security division. Traina & Associates, a CapinCrouse company, is now CapinTech. The new brand reinforces the importance of cybersecurity for our clients.

Traina & Associates joined CapinCrouse in January 2017, allowing the firm to provide nonprofit clients with a broader range of information security consulting and risk management services.

“The new brand reinforces CapinTech’s vital role in the firm,” noted Fran Brown, Managing Partner of CapinCrouse. “We’re focused on empowering nonprofits by providing innovative service and support in key areas of financial integrity and security. That includes CapinTech’s expert cybersecurity services, which are increasingly important as organizations become more digital and cyber threats continue to escalate.”

The rebranding includes the new name, logo, and website address, The CapinTech team will remain the same and continue to offer a range of expert information security services, including the Cyber Checkup and Cybersecurity Assessment.

To learn more about the CapinTech team and cybersecurity services, visit or contact us at [email protected].


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