GRF Financial Foresight

Insights from the team on the GRF blog

Developing Our Women Leaders Requires Hands-On Involvement

By Jackie Cardello, CPA | Managing Partner What does it mean to inspire young women leaders? It is much more than lip service to hiring and promoting women and internal policies meant to encourage leadership. While progressive policies, leadership development, and mentoring programs are all important, leading by example is the most powerful message. As…

Read more ›

Be Prepared: Why Enterprise Risk Management is Essential for Nonprofits

By: Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA | Risk & Advisory Services Principal Corporations and organizations have long understood the value of systematic planning for worst-case scenarios to avoid unwelcome surprises, known as enterprise risk management (ERM). ERM is a proactive, multidimensional process of identifying, assessing, cataloguing, and preparing for potential negative organizational outcomes in order…

Read more ›

Your Secret Nonprofit Fundraising Weapon: IRS Form 990

By: Richard J. Locastro, CPA, JD | Partner and Director of Nonprofit Tax In today’s rough-and-tumble political climate, economic pressures are mounting, fewer people are giving to charity1, and nonprofits are feeling the squeeze. Federal budget cuts have reduced government grants and other resources available to nonprofit organizations2. Perhaps more significantly, the Tax Cuts and…

Read more ›

Filing Changes for Nonprofits with Group Exemptions

By: Janna Goudarzi, MST | Nonprofit Tax Manager When similar nonprofit organizations can demonstrate a defined relationship, they may qualify for a group exemption by the IRS. Under this scenario, a “central organization” is the parent organization that has one or more subordinates under its general control and is also sometimes referred to as an…

Read more ›

Foreign Filing Requirements for Exempt Organizations

By: Janna Goudarzi, MST | Nonprofit Tax Manager Exempt organizations (EOs) may be required to provide information on its activities conducted outside the United States on a number of information forms, including Form 990. These reporting requirements don’t just apply to EOs with foreign offices or overseas programs, and penalties for failure to comply can…

Read more ›