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Client Spotlight: The Carnegie Institution for Science

The Carnegie Institution for Science was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1902. Founded as an organization that would be focused on scientific discovery, Carnegie scientists continue to be at the forefront of exploration more than 112 years later. Their institution is comprised of six research departments on the East and West Coasts:

The Department of Embryology is focused on genetics…

Modern Fund Accounting for your Nonprofit

Join us for a free webinar Thursday, November 13 at 10 a.m.

Too often nonprofits work with flawed financial management software and believe they have to “live with” workarounds and headaches. Let your nonprofit catch up with modern technology by eliminating pain and increasing productivity.

Join our information-packed webinar on Thursday, November 13 at 10 a.m. to learn about Serenic…

Client Spotlight: Association of Maryland Pilots

An AVF client since 1998, the Association of Maryland Pilots is the oldest state codified organization of Pilots in the Nation. In this case, “pilot” is the nautical term that describes the chief person duly qualified to steer a ship into or out of a harbor through certain difficult waters.

The Maryland Pilots serve as one of the most important environmental guardians of the Bay.

Take Control: How to choose the right financial ERP system for your nonprofit.

Today, nonprofits are facing change like never before. Rapidly evolving technology, economic fluctuations, and changing government regulations are driving organizations to modernize – so much so that failing to adapt is not a risk any of us can afford to take.

As a nonprofit, “making do” with any operational system is going to negatively impact your organization’s mission. If your…

Client Spotlight: Archdiocese of Atlanta

The Archdiocese of Atlanta encompasses 21,445 square miles in north Georgia. Installed as the Archbishop in 2005, it is overseen by the Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, who is responsible for the spiritual, pastoral and temporal needs of more than 1,000,000 Catholics living in the 69 counties of north and central Georgia.

The Archdiocese serves nearly 12,000 students by operating 18…

Client Spotlight: The American Urological Association

The American Urological Association (AUA) has been driving its mission of promoting “the highest standards of urological clinical care through education, research and the formulation of health care policy” since it was founded in 1902. With over 20,000 members, the organization stands at the forefront in developing innovative, evidence-based, quality learning for urologists and urologic…

Client Spotlight: AASHTO

An AVF client since 2005, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) works to educate the public about the critical role that transportation plays in securing a good quality of life and sound economy for our nation. Known to be the “Voice of Transportation,” AASHTO represents all five transportation modes (air, highway, public transportation, rail and…

American College of Surgeons Partners with AVF

AVF Consulting to Provide Implementation, Support of Financial Management Software
BALTIMORE, MD (7/22/2014) – The American College of Surgeons (ACS) has selected AVF Consulting to implement and support Serenic Navigator, financial management software designed to help the organization increase operational efficiencies and maximize its resources.

With more than 79,000 members, ACS is t…

Retirement of Navigator 2009


Recently, Serenic notified AVF clients of the impending retirement of Serenic Navigator 2009 (6.00.XX versions) as of December 31, 2014. While this may sound alarming to some, there is no need for immediate concern as AVF will continue to support the 2009 version and older versions.

Since Serenic released a new version of Navigator in 2013, it is standard operating procedure to…

Client Spotlight: Child Trends

For more than 30 years, Bethesda, Md.-based Child Trends, Inc. has provided policymakers, funders, educators and service providers in the U.S. and around the world with data and analyses to improve policies and programs serving children and youth. The nonprofit’s experts bring together “a range of educational, work, policy and cultural experiences to provide cutting-edg…

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