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Microsoft launches Tech Talent for Good Program

 

Today Microsoft announced that, in 2014, their employees raised a record-breaking $117 million for nearly 20,000 nonprofits and schools around the world. This number reflects another year of continued philanthropic growth, and marks t…

5 Reasons Why Quality Financial Reporting is Critical for Nonprofits

In his whitepaper, 5 Key Reasons Why Great Financial Management is So Important for Your Nonprofit Now, Peter Brinckerhoff examines why organizations should be concerned about the quality of their financial reporting systems.

Brinckerhoff, t…

5 Ways Going Paperless Can Help Nonprofit Operations

 

According to a Prism International study, approximately 2-7% of documents are misfiled, resulting in handling costs of $120 per document – executives and their staff spend 150 hours per year looking for these misplaced documents.

Thes…

Featured Functionality: Personalized Role Centers

Featured Functionality: Personalized Role Centers
Personalized Role Centers display the unique tasks, activities and information users need to do their jobs 

The Role Center is each user’s personalized homepage. Benefits…

Client Recognition Wall

 

Today AVF is excited to announce the debut of a Client Recognition Wall in our office!  We’re so proud to have the opportunity to be a partner to such a variety of amazing nonprofits. Discover who we serve and learn more about some of our…

[WEBINAR]: Social Media Strategy for Nonprofits

 

Sponsored by Constant Contact, this social media marketing webinar will give you a closer look at the popular social media networks, the benefits of using each, how other local organizations are marketing with them, and some dos and…

5 Crucial Elements for a Strong Nonprofit Accounting System

If you’re working at a nonprofit organization that you feel passionately about, it’s natural to focus your energy on working to achieve its mission. Equally important, however, is accurately tracking financial tasks. Nonprofits must b…

What it’s like being a nonprofit CFO: Video

 

In an interesting interview with CFO.com, Sarah Gillman – finance chief at the Natural Resources Defense Counsel – discusses some of the challenges that come along with balancing both the finances and mission at a nonprofit…

5 Ways to Improve Internal Control at Your Nonprofit

 
Last year the Washington Post reported that between 2008-2012, more than 1,000 nonprofit organizations disclosed hundreds of millions of dollars in losses as a result of theft, fraud, embezzlement and other unauthorized uses of funds and…

Charitweet: Donations Made Easy through Twitter

Have you heard about Charitweet, the new donation platform that works through Twitter? This socially conscious tech start-up is making it easier than ever to donate to and spread awareness about your favorite nonprofit organizations.

How does…

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