INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Jan 05 2015 | By Gretchen Upholt, MPA, Consultant Financial Management Associates
Sustainability is becoming an increasingly common “buzzword” in the nonprofit and funder communities. As funder priorities shift towards investing in sustainable organizations, there is increasing need for organizations to refocus their budget development... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Financial management involves the administration of a nonprofit’s monetary resources, and is closely connected with all aspects of your organization, including mission, strategic plan, long-term stability and reputation with your constituents. A well-... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director Third Sector New England
Your new fiscal year may have begun on January 1, or perhaps you’re gearing up to begin next year’s budget planning process. Either way, a sound budget can help you keep your programs on track. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director TSNE
In the past few weeks, I’ve been spending time during my work day helping program managers figure out how to spend out grant budgets, and time at home coaxing my daughters to work on their term papers. It strikes me that there are significant similarities in... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | by Meave G. O’Marah, Founder and Principal The Owner’s Representative
Key indicators are metrics and ratios that help assess the financial and operational health of your organization.What you measure depends on what your organization does and how it is structured. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014
According to the Urban Institute, non-profit organizations play a critical role in the nation’s economy, accounting for 5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) of the U.S. economy, 8 percent of wages and salaries, and nearly 10 percent of employment. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director Third Sector New England
July marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for many nonprofits. If you are one of them, you have just begun working from your new organizational budget. Congratulations! → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden, Fiscal Sponsorship Program Director Third Sector New England
Does the prospect of an audit leave you with a feeling of dread? Many non-profit accountants and financial staff dread the audit because it can be such an intrusive and time consuming process, and they may worry about having their work subject to intense... → More
Categories: Financial Management
Feb 13 2014 | By Bonnie McFarlane
When asked what keeps them awake at night, you can be sure that one of the most frequent answers from non-profit executives and senior managers will be short and simple: Money. → More
Categories: Financial Management