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A New Spirit Emerges in Today’s Resilient Nonprofits
By Hope Goldstein | May 6, 2021
As they emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, nonprofit leadership teams are putting resilience into practice through smart strategies that reflect an optimistic outlook for the future.
Tips to Reduce Uncertainties and Provide More Stability in 2021
By Hope Goldstein | November 23, 2020
During this time of COVID-19, nonprofits continue to work relentlessly to serve their stakeholders and clients while meeting their missions in circumstances that were previously unthinkable. The good news is the election is behind us, and there are some promising vaccines that will hopefully be entering the market soon.
Tips to Help Organizations Stay Financially Healthy and Connected to Their Stakeholders
By Hope Goldstein | May 27, 2020
Helpful tips that may increase contributions during these uncertain times.
How Does Your Nonprofit Prioritize During a Crisis?
By Hope Goldstein | March 30, 2020
During these unprecedented times, what are the priorities for nonprofit organizations already operating with scarce resources? Hope Goldstein, Co-Partner-in-Charge of the Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group, discusses how nonprofits should prioritize.
Protecting Resources While Pursuing your Mission: Marks Paneth’s Annual Nonprofit Industry Update
By Hope Goldstein | January 7, 2020
Hope Goldstein, Co-Partner-in-Charge of Marks Paneth’s Nonprofit, Government & Healthcare Group shares key takeaways from Marks Paneth’s annual nonprofit industry update seminar.
Nonprofit Budgeting: Key Board Roles and Responsibilities and Questions to Ask Prior to Approval
By Hope Goldstein | May 29, 2018
The roles different people play in the budgeting process generally depend on the nonprofit’s size, structure, revenue sources and expenditure expectations.
Developing a Fraud-Free Workplace for the Nonprofit Organization: A Fresh Perspective
By Eric A. Kreuter | Hope Goldstein | September 16, 2015
Fraud is a significant and growing problem for nonprofit organizations, according to a number of sources, occurring more frequently and becoming more costly. According to the 2014 Report to the Nations by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), nonprofit fraud accounted for 10.8% of total incidents of fraud in 2013, up from 9.6% reported in 2010. Nonprofit organizations lost a median $108,000 per incident in 2013, up from $90,000 reported in 2010. Since many nonprofits are relatively small, the financial impact is often far greater than the dollar amount implies.
This article by Eric Kreuter, partner, Financial Advisory Services, and Hope Goldstein, partner, Nonprofit and Government, reviews the risks (financial, reputational and funding threats), fraud’s origins and the steps an organization should take to strengthen its control environment.