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Nonprofit Best Practices: Cybersecurity Basics, Part 2

How can nonprofit organizations prevent potential cyber attacks and data breaches? As we established in our last article, nonprofits are at risk for data breaches and cyber attacks. There are many reasons for the unique vulnerability of nonprofits to come under attack: understaffed, underfunded for IT upgrades, and a false sense of security (“we’re too […]

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Nonprofit Best Practices: Cybersecurity Basics, Part I

The Consequences of a Data Breach to a Nonprofit Organization Among nonprofit best practices, data security is often far down the list of tasks nonprofit leaders build into their days. Yet it is of utmost importance. In 2015, the Nonprofit Center for Charitable Statistics was hacked. Annual reports to the IRS were the targets of […]

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Careers in Accounting for Nonprofits: Become an Internal Auditor

  There’s a strong need in the nonprofit sector for more internal auditors. Accounting for nonprofits includes the role of the internal auditor, a staff member whose job it is to audit the finances of the organization but there are challenges in the industry to find good internal auditors. According to a Deloitte study, only […]

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Revenue Recognition Topics in Nonprofit Accounting

  Revenue recognition is an important topic for nonprofit accounting. Recent FASB updates changing revenue recognition guidelines and standards for nonprofits make it more important than ever to be clear on how your organization recognizes revenue. Many nonprofits struggle with the decision to recognize revenue as contributions or exchange transactions. The distinction between the two […]

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Nonprofit Accounting: Setting Transfer Pricing Policies

Among the many topics in nonprofit accounting, one of the least considered is setting transfer pricing policies. Transfer policies are often forgotten or neglected, yet they are critical for an accurate evaluation of your organization’s income and expenses. Transfer pricing means establishing the price for one division of your company to charge another when it […]

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Use Your Nonprofit Accounting Software to Build Better Budgets

Your nonprofit accounting software can be used to build better budgets. The budgeting process is one that many people view as a tedious exercise, but it really is a simple tool that can help you detail unique features of the income and expenses needed for your nonprofit. An annual budgeting cycle can help you evaluate […]

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Trends in Nonprofit Accounting Software: What You Need to Know

  Trends in nonprofit accounting software are important to monitor and understand. Although many trends are fleeting, some such as using data and analytics to improve organizational performance, are lasting, valuable, and useful trends. RBP Methods would like to invite you to a free seminar on September 14, 2017, entitled Benchmarking & Key Metrics for […]

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Keeping Up to Date with Your Nonprofit Accounting Software

  It may seem as if your nonprofit accounting software offers more today than it did before – and that’s true. Technology is changing rapidly across all fields. Think about it: ten years ago, few people owned a smartphone. Today, according to the Pew Research Center, 77% of Americans own a smartphone. In the 1990s, […]

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Issues in Accounting for Nonprofits: Improving Employee Retention in Accounting Departments

  There are numerous issues impacting accounting for nonprofits, but none so pressing as employee retention. It has become harder over the years to keep great accountants. In fact, among firms employing more than 11 people, this has become the number 1 concern. When it costs up to 50% of an employee’s annual salary to […]

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Abila MIP Is One Great Way to “Go Mobile”

  When it comes to accounting for nonprofits, Abila MIP Fund Accounting offers many benefits for nonprofit organizations. But why should your nonprofit “go mobile”? Is it just a fad or is it something you need take seriously for the future growth and development of your organization? Going mobile isn’t a fad. It’s here to […]