August 14, 2019

AccuFund’s FASB E-Book fills in the gaps around FASB ASU 2016-14 reporting requirements. Highlights include: timing and examples of reporting changes, side-by-side analysis of changes, and checklist.

When and How Do You Record Monthly Gifts Financially?
July 29, 2019 at 11:45 am

This question also came up at the recent sustainer workshop, and I know it’s something people struggle with, especially when you talk with your treasurers or finance folks. Monthly gifts are different from the major gift pledges most organizations are used to.

How to Realign With Your Nonprofit’s Core Values
July 24, 2019 at 12:45 pm

Core values are an essential aspect of running a nonprofit organization, because they provide the information that the outside world needs to know about what you stand for in the community. Core values help inform people about how your organization behaves from within and outside of itself.

Truth Talks Ep 1: Saying No
July 16, 2019 at 11:46 am

Saying no is one of the hardest things to do. But, it perpetuates the burnout! In this first Truth Talks episode, T-Shank drops some "T-Shankspiration" about how to say "no," so you can focus on the things that matter most...

3 Things to Help You Be a Happy, Healthy Nonprofit Leader
February 27, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Studies show that nonprofit organization executives have an increased susceptibility to over-extend themselves, especially if their idea of a personal mission aligns with the mission of their organization. The irony? The leader feels like he or she is doing the right thing by giving too much of themselves for the organization, but is hurting the organization by burning themselves out prematurely...

Volunteer Retention: 3 Strategies for 2018
January 10, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Volunteer retention is as important going into 2018 as it has ever been before. Volunteer behavior is changing and supporters want to be engaged in exchange for their time. What strategies is your nonprofit deploying to keep volunteers coming back? How is your organization measuring volunteer impact and communicating with your volunteer base?...

When Someone Says, ‘I Know All This Stuff!’
December 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm

It was time to trot out my PowerPoint presentation and go through all the points of what we did as a company, the results we secured and how we did it. I was invited into the office of the president of a very prestigious eastern nonprofit. The purpose of the meeting was to explain what…

Say ‘Thank You,’ Why Don’t You?
December 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm

A few weeks ago, I shared how I made 20 online donations on Black Friday. For some, this was a repeat donation; for others, it was my first. Of course, all organizations sent me an auto-responder message and a “thank you” email message. So far, so good...