Insights

What we’re thinking and learning about right now and the news and issues that matter to nonprofits.

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
Feb 13 2014 | By Kay Snowden
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
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 Bonnie McFarlane
When asked what keeps them awake at night, you can be sure that one of the most frequent answers from nonprofit executives and senior managers will be short and simple: Money. → More
Categories: Financial Management
Dec 01 2009 | 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