Category: Nonprofit

HHS Website Providing Indirect Rate Information is Currently Unavailable

By Paul Calabrese, Principal, Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services Have you been to the US Department of Health & Human Services’ (HHS) Program Support Center (PSC) website lately? You may have noticed that their Cost Allocation Services landing page is down. The Cost Allocations Services website has historically provided valuable information to nonprofits, colleges and…

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Nonprofits Should Prepare Now to Accept Cryptocurrency

By Omid Mohebbi, CPA, Audit Manager, GRF CPAs & Advisors (GRF) Over the past year, there has been exponential growth in both the volume of cryptocurrency (crypto) donations to nonprofits and the number of nonprofits accepting such donations, either as cryptocurrencies or as liquidation to cash at the time of donation. This growth has been…

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Preparing for an Audit Made Easier with Financial Compilations and Reviews

By: Steven Lyons, CPA | Senior Manager, Outsourced Accounting and Advisory Services  In addition to providing a more cost-effective alternative to a financial statement audit, compilations and reviews offer businesses and nonprofit organizations a number of important advantages. Perhaps most important, compilations and reviews help your organization prepare for a future financial audit because they…

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How COVID-19 Changed Nonprofit Accounting: Industry Experts Weigh In

This post was originally published on the Sage Intacct Blog To paraphrase the immortal lyrics of the Grateful Dead, “what a long strange trip this COVID-19 pandemic has been.” Though we’ve been living in the pandemic for a little over a year, for many of us, it feels like much longer. In the nonprofit industry,…

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An Incident Response Plan Prepares You for a Ransomware Attack

By Darren Hulem, Senior IT and Risk Analyst An exponential increase in the number of ransomware attacks in 2021 has many businesses and nonprofits wondering whether they are next. In recent months, well-known ransomware victims made headlines when they elected to pay the ransom to quickly recover data and return to normal operations. Is your…

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Charity Navigator Launches Impact & Results Beacon

By Richard J. Locastro, CPA, JD, Partner and Director, Nonprofit Tax Charity Navigator has added another beacon as part of the roll out of its new Encompass Rating System – Impact & Results. This follows Charity Navigator’s acquisition of ImpactMatters and identifies high-impact nonprofits who demonstrate “cost-effectiveness”. The Impact & Results beacon currently includes service…

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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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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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SBA Provides Clarification on PPP Loan Subjection to Single Audit Requirements

By Tricia Katebini, CPA, MBA, Senior Manager, Audit On May 5, 2020 the Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC), issued an industry alert to professionals that serve organizations subject to Government Auditing Standards. Summarized below are two key items that impact the nonprofit community. PPP loans are not subject to single audits As many are well…

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