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Getting the Most Out of Your Consultants and Service Providers

by Benjamin Takis, Founding Attorney, Tax-Exempt Solutions, PLLC

There are few decisions more crucial for a nonprofit than the decision to hire a consultant, accountant, attorney or other service provider. Choosing the wrong service provider can waste precious time and money, and lead to mistakes that damage your organization’s reputation.

Planning your Gala with an Eye on Individual Major Donors

by Paul Jolly, President, Jump Start Growth, Inc.

Fund raisers at small organizations generally have trouble finding the time to build relationships with their most promising donors.  Often it is because they are busy organizing galas, awards dinners, or other events that raise roughly the same amount every year without creating stronger ties to donors.

Financial Information for Nonprofit Boards Finding Balance – Too Much – Too Little

By:  A. Michael Gellman, CPA, CGMA, Shareholder, Nonprofit Consulting Services Group, Rubino & Company, Chartered CPA’s and Consultants

Providing financial information and reports to your nonprofit organization’s board of directors is a well known and expected best practice.  How this is done varies widely and is often poorly performed with little thought to the platform used and the ultimate absorbability factor of the information provided.

Non-Profit Financial Statements: Basic Questions to Ask on the Road to Financial Understanding

By:  A. Michael Gellman, CPA, CGMA, Shareholder, Nonprofit Consulting Services Group, Rubino & Company, Chartered CPA’s and Consultants

Finalists Announced for 2014 Nonprofit Leadership Award

The Center for Nonprofit Advancement is pleased to announce five finalists for the tenth annual Gelman, Rosenberg and Freedman EXCEL Award. This competitive award recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives.

Meet a Finalist: Sylisa Lambert-Woodard of Pathway Homes, Inc.

Leading up to the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration on November 18, we are delighted to share with you insights from the finalists for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2014 EXCEL Award. This award recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives. Join us at the Annual Celebration to connect with our region's outstanding leaders.

Meet a Finalist: Peter Holden of New Horizons Supported Services, Inc.

Leading up to the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration on November 18, we are delighted to share with you insights from the finalists for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2014 EXCEL Award. This award recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives. Join us at the Annual Celebration to connect with our region's outstanding leaders.

Meet a Finalist: Bonnie Fogel of Imagination Stage

Leading up to the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration on November 18, we are delighted to share with you insights from the finalists for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2014 EXCEL Award. This award recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives. Join us at the Annual Celebration to connect with our region's outstanding leaders.

Meet a Finalist: Michelle Cooper of Institute for Higher Education Policy

Leading up to the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration on November 18, we are delighted to share with you insights from the finalists for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2014 EXCEL Award. This award recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives. Join us at the Annual Celebration to connect with our region's outstanding leaders.

Basic Budgeting for Nonprofits

If the recent economic downturns have taught us anything, it’s that nonprofit organizations must be prudent with their financial resources.  Preparing annual budgets is crucial for maximizing an organization’s assets and keeping the organization financially prepared for economic uncertainties.  Come and learn some basic budgeting strategies to help improve your organization’s financial strength.

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Meet a Finalist: Valarie Ashley of Southeast Ministry

Leading up to the Center for Nonprofit Advancement’s Annual Celebration on November 18, we are delighted to share with you insights from the finalists for the Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman 2014 EXCEL Award. This award recognizes and spotlights outstanding leadership among Washington-area nonprofit chief executives. Join us at the Annual Celebration to connect with our region's outstanding leaders.

Southeast Ministry annually provides education and employment services for approximately 700 low-income persons.

14th Annual Public Private Partnership Conference Provides Opportunities for Education and Networking

On September 8, more than 160 leaders from the nonprofit, government and business communities came together for the 14th Annual Public Private Partnership Conference, held at the World Bank.