Category: Nonprofit

Enterprise Risk Management in Nonprofit Organizations – 2024 Workshop Takeaways

On February 22-23, 2024, GRF and NC State University’s Enterprise Risk Management Initiative convened over 100 nonprofit executives and board members to discuss enterprise risk management strategies and tactics. This 5th annual workshop, “Navigating the World of Uncertainties Impacting Nonprofit Organizations,” aims to fill a gap in the resources available to tax-exempt organizations seeking to…

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Key Takeaways from GRF’s Cyber Symposium for Nonprofits & Associations

GRF’s first annual Virtual Cyber Symposium for Nonprofits & Associations brought together experts in cybersecurity, privacy, and insurance to share the strategies tax-exempt organizations can implement to identify risks and reduce their exposure. The event was held on December 3, 2023. Join us for this year’s event on December 10 from 12noon – 3pm! Topics…

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How to Become a Tax-Exempt Organization

By Richard J. Locastro, CPA, JD and Katelyn Miller, CPA, MST The terms “nonprofit” and “tax-exempt organization” are often used interchangeably. And while there may be considerable overlap in their definitions, there is a distinction, especially for a 501(c)(3) public charity or private foundation. As explained further below, the process to become a tax-exempt organization…

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ESG for Non-Profit Risk Managers

Bottom Line: ESG is becoming more important to donors, employees, partners, and other stakeholders. Non-profit risk managers need to be prepared to answer tough questions about how their organization is managing critical ESG risks. ESG Basics for Non-Profits ESG refers to environmental, social, and governance factors in an organization’s operations. There is no universal definition…

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Risk Management is on the Rise at Not-For-Profit Organizations

2023 State of Risk Oversight Survey Results By Amy Wares, CPA, MBA, Enterprise Risk Management Specialist Managing risk is more challenging than ever. New research reveals that not-for-profit organizations are responding by expanding their risk management practices. On July 11, 2023, the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Initiative at NC State University published the 14th edition…

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SECURE 2.0 Act Requires 401(k) Plan Administration Changes for Employers

The 401(k) plan is the most popular employer-sponsored retirement plan in the United States. As of September 30, 2022, more than $6.3 trillion in assets were held in 401(k) accounts by more than 60 million active participants, as well as millions of former employees and retirees. So 401(k) plans are a key payroll responsibility for most businesses….

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Workshop Highlights: Navigating the World of Uncertainties Impacting Non-Profit Organizations

The 4th Annual GRF /NC State ERM Workshop for Nonprofits was held on February 23 and 24, 2023. Nonprofit executives and board members from across the U.S. came together to share their experiences and discuss strategies and tactics for strengthening enterprise risk management at tax-exempt organizations. Melissa Musser, Partner and Director of GRF’s Risk Advisory…

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Prepare Now to Implement Topic 326 – Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL)

By: Susan Colladay, CPA, Partner, Audit Announced by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) in 2016, Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13: Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326) is also referred to as Current Expected Credit Losses (CECL). The new standard improves financial reporting by requiring more timely recording of credit losses on loans and…

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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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