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An update: FASB’s Proposed Accounting Standards Update for NFPs

For the last year, AVF Consulting has followed FASB’s Nonprofit Proposed Accounting Standards Update project. If you’re curious to see some of our previous coverage of the update, click here, here, here, here or here.

Where are we with t…

Microsoft Collaborates with 100 Nonprofits to Expand Computer Science Education

Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that they would be giving out YouthSpark grants to 100 nonprofit partners in 55 countries in order to expand computer science education across the globe.
Organizations selected include the Boys &am…

Jet Enterprise and Power BI – A Perfect Pair

 

Jet Enterprise is a data warehousing solution that extends the Microsoft framework. As a ready-to-use solution, companies can instantly see their business information and quickly add their own KPI’s to emphasize their strategic…

How To: Write a Successful Software RFP

Our friends over at SoftwareAdvice recently wrote a great article about how to write a successful software RFP. What’s more is that John Uder, our business development manager, was able to contribute and provide some insight into the process for…

(More) Nonprofit Accounting Myths Busted

In this week’s guest post, nonprofit financial expert Paul Konigstein explores (and busts!) some of the most common nonprofit accounting myths.
Are you ready?

One of my most popular posts last year was 5 Accounting Myths Busted, whic…

3 Tips: How To Get The Most from Your ERP Solution

Whether you’re looking to select a new ERP system, in the midst of an implementation now, or wanting to better manage your current software, these 3 tips from AVF’s Head of Operations and Project Management will help you get the most from your…

GuideStar Launches New Nonprofit Profiles

Historically, donors have relied on simplistic metrics—like overhead ratios—as a measure of nonprofit performance. The problem being that numbers of this sort are oftentimes wildly misleading.

For years, leaders in the nonprofit sector…

The State of the Nonprofit Cloud

Several years ago, when cloud solutions first started to become popular, businesses of all sizes jumped on board and migrated to the cloud for their storage and communications needs.

Nonprofits, on the other hand, have been slower to adopt…

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…

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