Nonprofit Accounting Basics


A Simple, Cost Effective Way to Prevent Fraud

Each year, hundreds of nonprofit organizations are victimized by employee thefts.

Adobe Acrobat Best Practices

The Adobe Acrobat program is widely used in both the nonprofit and for-profit business communities to finalize documents and reports.

Can your board answer “What Is Your Organization Identity?”

What makes you different from another institution? Why are there 5 different gardens? Why 8 different homeless shelters? Why 6 different animal welfare organizations?

Defending from the Ransomware Threat

Every time I teach a seminar on IT Security Preparedness one question always comes up: “Why is someone writing these malware programs and trying to install them on my computer?” and my answer is al

Don’t Fall for a Social Engineering Scam

Even the most sophisticated organization can be the target of an online attack scheme known as spear phishing.

Email Best Practices Using Outlook 2010

Email remains an excellent tool to share business content but only if each email is clear, professional, relevant, and appropriate.

Everyday Excel Data Analysis Tips and Techniques

Excel data analysis features are widely used in the nonprofit and for-profit business communities.

Everyday Excel Tips and Techniques for Non-Profit Organizations: Tips 1-4

We all understand that Excel is widely used in both the nonprofit and for-profit business communities.  The importance of this software program cannot be overstated.

Financial Oversight and Fraud

As you are most certainly aware, fraud and more importantly fraud prevention, has become a major concern of anyone charged with financial oversight.

Fiscal Sponsorship

Foreign Filings

Exempt organizations (EOs) may be required to provide information on its activities conducted outside the United States on a number of information forms, including Form 990.  These reporting r

Getting to Cloud Nine: The Path to Successfully Implementing Cloud Accounting Systems

As forward-looking as Jeff Bezos, Larry Page, the late Steve Jobs, and the rest of Silicon Valley might seem, one of the tech world’s newest darlings is quite an old idea.

Guidelines to Maintain Information Security

As you work with confidential financial data and personal information performing your daily business tasks, follow these straightforward guidelines to help maintain information security and be a mo

GWSCPA Offers Nonprofit COVID-19 Resource Webinars

The Greater Washington Society of CPAs is the host organization of

Information Security and Privacy (Part 1)


In the face of increasing risks of cyberattacks and data breaches, associations must take measures to keep their information secure.

Information Security and Privacy (Part 2)

In the past week, you likely have done more than one of the following:

Information Security and Privacy (Part 3)

Summary: The Excel Pivot Table is one of the most widely used data analysis reporting tools.

Microsoft Excel Table Tips for Managing Lists

If your work involves managing data in lists, then the new Excel Table is a “need to know” feature.

Microsoft OneNote: Digital Notetaking

If your work involves taking notes as part of a research process or part of your day-to-day activities and meetings, then the Microsoft OneNote software program can be a wonderful time-management t

Minimizing Fraud Opportunities at Your Nonprofit Organization

Nonprofits, like every other type of institution, have been forced to weather a variety of challenges—some dire—during the economic downturn.

Present Microsoft Excel charts, graphs, or ranges in Word or PowerPoint

Have you tried to build a presentation in PowerPoint or a report in Word by copying Excel ranges or graphs only to find that the Excel content does not update to your satisfaction?

Presenting Financial Data Using the Right Business Graphic

When presenting financial data, we can use software tools to help enhance the message.

Smart Measures that Can Help to Prevent Fraud

The economic conditions of today have caused a huge increase in fraudulent acts by not only employees who work within an organization, but also outsiders who have a relationship with the organizati

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