AVF Insights Blog

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…

AVF Consulting Named 2014 VAR Star by Bob Scott’s Insights

Baltimore, Md. (1/23/15)  – AVF Consulting, Inc., a leading Baltimore-based Microsoft ERP partner offering financial management software to nonprofit organizations, has been named a 2014 VAR Star by Progressive Media Group’s Bob Scott’s…

Client Help Desk Process

 
With Tax Season under way, we wanted to take a minute and review the AVF online Help Desk process to make sure that navigation is as easy as possible for our clients during this busy time.
The Help Desk is designed to allow clients to submit…

Client Spotlight: Mosaic Community Services

 

Founded in 1984, Mosaic Community Services is the largest community-based behavioral health service provider in Maryland. An affiliate of The Sheppard Pratt Foundation, Mosaic is a comprehensive behavioral health organization devoted…

Serenic Navigator Gives Arc of Middlesex County Flexibility for Continued Growth

“We can view fundraising and grants separately and track our service vehicles to a level that lets us know what each one is costing us in gas and maintenance. Overall, Serenic Navigator has improved our organization’s financial management…

Basics & Beyond Training Schedule – 2015

 

Are you considering supplementary training for your team in 2015? AVF Consulting has released our Basics & Beyond classroom training schedule for the year!

Veteran Users: Would you like a refresher training on your Navigator…

9 Ways Nonprofit Board Members Can Raise Money without Fundraising

 
Some people are born fundraisers.  Others are so passionate about their cause, that they have no problem asking for a contribution.  And then there are those individuals who are just uncomfortable asking for money no matter how passionat…

7 Ways to Improve Donor Retention

 

Did you know that nearly 3 out of 5 new donors leave and never come back?

According to the results of the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s 2013 survey, donor retention has decreased from 50% to 39% over the past 7 years – which is…

The Value of Integrated Reporting

In the article 4 Reasons CFOs Should Care about Integrated Reporting, Bob Laux, Senior Director of Financial Accounting and Reporting at Microsoft, discusses key reasons why integrated reporting is so important for organizations.  Below is a…

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