Ten easy steps for nonprofit budgeting for beginners

Want to learn more about budgeting for beginners? Watch the accompanying webinar recording. I vividly remember the first time I was asked to prepare a budget. I wasn’t sure where to start. There was no written process. I couldn’t find any...

Seven tips to avoid a nonprofit accounting nightmare

In the nonprofit sector, we are tasked with wearing multiple hats and finding ways of doing more with less. This means that we are often tapped out when it comes to capacity and our ability to do everything that comes...

Six steps to being an awesome treasurer

Want to learn more on this subject? We've partnered with the author for a free webinar on March 14. Click here for more information and to register. Virtually every charity or not-for-profit organization in Canada has a treasurer. That means...

The challenges of the year-end reporting process for nonprofit organizations

Want to learn more on this topic? We've partnered with the author to present a free webinar on March 7 to help you simplify your year-end process. Register here. With a mission-driven bottom line, many nonprofit organizations tend to focus...

Free essential software guide for nonprofits: Essential back office tools

Nonprofits have many administrative needs that can consume their valuable time. From meeting regulatory compliance needs to recording their finances, from keeping track of development opportunities to managing and coordinating the people that help bring their mission to life. Getting...

Going from financial management to financial leadership at your nonprofit

Many executive directors of nonprofits know that the finance function is important, but unfortunately not every nonprofit has the expertise to transform their organization’s finance function from financial management to financial leadership. This article introduces the concept of financial leadership...

The Small Nonprofit Podcast: Nonprofit financials with Gordon Holley

Finances can feel like a chore for organizations of any size, but especially small ones. In the same way you need to brush your teeth and take out the garbage, you need to have your organization’s financials in order. But...

Finance drives your mission

Many small-to-medium sized charitable not-for-profit organizations think of finance as a separate function within their organization. Often, the extent of the involvement of finance is considered to be bookkeeping, quarterly financial statements and an audit at the end of the...

I’m passionate about the cause. Do I really need to learn to read and understand financial statements and reports?

Want to learn more on this subject? We've partnered with the author for a free webinar on April 5, 2018. Can't attend the live session? Everyone who registers gets the full recording afterwards! Click here for more details and registration....

Four tips to better measure and communicate impact for key stakeholders

Whether your nonprofit organization raises money through government subsidies or via fundraising initiatives, being able to communicate the goals and outcomes of the organization to key stakeholders is an essential part of the organization's success. It is important to note...