GRF Financial Foresight

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Charity Navigator Rolls Out New Encompass Rating System

By Katelyn Miller, CPA, MST, Manager, Nonprofit Tax In one of the largest updates in recent memory, Charity Navigator has rolled out the first of four significant changes to their rating system. The Encompass Rating System expands the number of charities the organization rates from 9,000 to 160,000 – the most in its history. What…

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IT Security is More Critical than Ever for Nonprofits and Associations

By Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA, Principal With employees working from home, many nonprofits and associations (particularly smaller organizations) are more concerned than ever about information technology (IT) security. The issue is of even greater concern to organizations whose employees use their personal laptops and other electronic equipment to do their job remotely. With this…

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DfID Merger with FCO Creates Uncertainty with UK Aid

By Tricia Katebini, CPA, MBA, Senior Manager, Audit On June 16, United Kingdom (UK) Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a merger between the Department for International Development (DfID) and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). Together the two departments will become the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. Johnson said the merger will “unite our aid…

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Next Steps for Organizations Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Key Considerations and Tools for Planning a Safe and Productive Return to Workplace Guide   By Melissa Musser, Principal, Risk & Advisory Services Many state and local governments are making plans to open businesses and get the economy moving again. For organizations that have closed their offices and storefronts to work remotely since mid-March, there…

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Consider a Virtual CISO to Meet Your Current Cybersecurity Challenges

By: Melissa Musser, CPA, CITP, CISA, Risk & Advisory Services Principal, and Darren Hulem, IT and Risk Analyst The COVID-19 crisis, with a new reliance on working from home and an overburdened healthcare system, has opened a new door for cybercriminals. New tactics include malicious emails claiming the recipient was exposed COVID-19, to attacks on…

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GRF CPAs & Advisors Makes List of Best Firms for Young Accountants