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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…

Two Sets of Eyes on Every Transaction

Prudent financial management is a key part of good stewardship.
In this week’s guest post, Paul Konigstein explores how nonprofits large and small can better protect their assets and reduce the risk of fraudulent behavior.


The State of Nonprofit Accounting

More than 1/2 of nonprofits are struggling to report on
non-financial performance data in 2015.

Nearly 300 nonprofit professionals were polled as a part of the recently released Nonprofit Accounting Insights & Analysis Survey. Key…

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & #GivingTuesday invite you to share your #MyGivingStory


On November 2, 2015 the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and #GivingTuesday launched #MyGivingStory, a social media campaign and contest that is inviting people around the country to share their giving stories: whom they give to…

How To: Successfully Approach an ERP Implementation Project


At AVF Consulting, we define a successful ERP implementation project as one that is within budget estimates, that is implemented in the timeframe expected, that is delivered with the functionality expected, and that is received by a highly…

Governance, Governance, Governance

The GuideStar blog recently shared an article about the importance of governance at nonprofits. In real estate the mantra is location, location, location. In the nonprofit world, the article argues, it should be governance, governance,…

AVF Spotlight: Jodi Hiebert, Implementation Specialist


With more than 20 years of industry experience, Jodi Hiebert uses her creativity, curiosity and technical expertise to implement software systems that serve each nonprofit client’s unique operational needs.

Jodi was introduced to…

Office 2016 is here! And it’s free for nonprofits.

Office 2016  has arrived! Built for teamwork, the new Office 2016 allows your organization to more easily collaborate and make a bigger impact.

What’s new and improved in Office 2016? Here are just a few things:

Co-Authoring in Word…

Save the Date: #GivingTuesday 2015

Save the date!

December 1, 2015 marks the 4th annual #GivingTuesday.
Is your nonprofit gearing up 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…

Resources for Stakeholders – FASB’s Not-for-Profit Accounting Standards Update

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) hosted their second roundtable to discuss proposed changes in accounting standards for not-for-profit organizations and health care entities earlier this week.

It’s been more than 20 years sinc…

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