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Microsoft Employees Raise $125 Million for nonprofits in 2015

 

Microsoft’s Employee Giving Program raised a record-breaking $125 million for nonprofits and schools around the world in 2015. This marks an $8 million  increase in employee support of nonprofits in the form of time, money and…

Top 5 Nonprofit Blog Posts of 2015

 

What posts were most popular on the AVF blog in 2015?  Thanks to Google Analytics, it’s easy for us figure out! The content and advice that resonated most with our audience in 2015 is still timely and relevant, so we thought it would b…

The Erosion of the Management Letter

The management letter: a document issued by your organization’s CPA firm that serves to address “material weaknesses” observed after an audit is conducted.
While nonprofits are not required to disclose these letters to third parties, in not…

FASB Accounting Standards Update – Where are we now?

 

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) met on Friday, December 11, 2015 as a part of the Nonprofit Accounting Standards Update re-deliberation process. The issues discussed were those were raised through feedback…

Top 5 Non-Profit Non-Predictions for 2016

What’s in store for 2016? In this week’s guest post, Paul Konigstein looks ahead at the coming year and makes some ‘non-predictions’ about the non-profit industry. 

Tis the season for prophecy. Predictions for the new year ar…

Microsoft Launches Microsoft Philanthropies

Microsoft has always been known for its philanthropic engagement, but this week the company deepened this commitment with the creation of a new organization: Microsoft Philanthropies.

Brad Smith, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer,…

Many Federal Grant Rules Become One

In this week’s guest post, Paul Konigstein explores ‘Uniform Guidance’ and the ways in which it aims to simplify the management of Federal Grants.

When do eight become one? When the US Government decides to simplify the rules for managing…

Outgrowing Quickbooks

Is it time to close the book on Quickbooks?
As an accounting system, QuickBooks handles all of the basics — general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable – and as such it often fits the needs of smaller nonprofit organizations. But is it…

$116.7 million raised on #GivingTuesday

The attention around #GivingTuesday 2015 reached record levels this week as $116.7 million were raised for nonprofit organizations.

December 1, 2015 marked the 4th annual global day of giving, which has seen significant growth (an 871%…

Last Minute Tips for #GivingTuesday 2015

December 1, 2015 marks the 4th annual #GivingTuesday.
Is your nonprofit ready for the big day?
For those who aren’t familiar, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on t…

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