Category: Financial Strength and Performance

What about the Form 990? Q&A with ORBA's Jim Quaid

We may not think about it on a daily basis, but the Form 990 is an important part of the nonprofit sector! Jim Quaid, CPA, Director at Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams, Ltd. (ORBA) Certified Public Accountants, has some thoughts on common mistakes in completing the Form 990, and red flags that can be the... Read more »

Nonprofit Mergers: Speaking from Experience - Q&A with Gretchen Slusser

If nonprofit mergers are on your mind, consider some of the insights below from Gretchen Slusser, executive director of Cabrini Green Legal Aid. In July 2014, CGLA merged with Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM). Gretchen and CLAIM’s former Executive Director, Mary Morten, will present together on this topic at an upcoming Axelson Center... Read more »

The Shape of Things to Come: Prospect Development

The last 15 years in the nonprofit industry have seen ambitious fundraising goals realized, turbulent recessions that have impacted constituent giving and the creation of increasingly sophisticated tools to project and report on our work. Both of us have undergraduate and graduate degrees from North Park University, and through our graduate programs in the university’s... Read more »
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Planned Giving BootCamp - Q&A with Sandy Macnab

Why bother with planned giving? Here are some quick tidbits from Sandy Macnab, MEd, FAHP, CFRE of Chicago-based Alexander Macnab & Co. Sandy will share more of his expertise on planned giving at the upcoming half-day workshop “Planned Giving BootCamp”, Feb. 18, 2015 at North Park University. Read more and register now. What is the most common misconception... Read more »

Outstanding Nonprofit Management: Hallmark #5: Financial Strength and Performance

Our guest blogger Jim Stoynoff is a strategic advisor, consultant and business mentor as well as the President and Founder of Synthesis Solutions. He helps business and non-profit teams excel at their mission and grow, focusing on Strategic Direction, Leadership Alignment, Operational Efficiencies, Solution Design, Program Implementation, and Social Enterprise. Learn more about best practices... Read more »