Funding shortages, succession planning, new accounting standards, evolving technologies, and the need for improved board governance can burden even the most established not-for-profit organizations. While you focus on your mission, our nonprofit industry experts can help you develop a sustainable business model that supports increasing community needs.
When you serve more than 1,000 not-for-profit organizations and have over 90 years of experience, you gain perspective, and you develop a specialized expertise. Whether arts and cultural institutions, foundations, social service agencies, trade and professional associations, religious organizations, or private education organizations, we have what it takes to build, grow, and sustain a successful not-for-profit organization — and we’re here to help at every stage along the way.
Areas of Focus
New FASB standard
Nonprofits' presentation of financial statements
Revenue recognition roadmap
Not For Profit Thought Leadership
Nonprofit crisis communication: Weathering a stormOrganizations that fare poorly in crises often do so because they’re not prepared. Here’s what you need to know to manage crisis communications.
Financial statements and the audit process may not be for the faintheartedReviewing financial statements and undergoing the audit process often intimidate and overwhelm volunteer directors and audit committee members. Here are our top six best practices to help you manage a low-stress process.
Key responsibilities nonprofit board members should masterCharged with providing direction, guidance, and oversight, nonprofit boards keep an eye toward the future and help ensure that the organization is poised to reach its goals. This webinar will discuss the key responsibilities nonprofit board members should master.
Uniform Guidance procurement standards: The time is now!Follow these steps to ensure that your organization is in full compliance with these procurement standards.
Revenue from contracts with customers: Impact on nonprofit organizationsUnsure how the new revenue recognition standards will affect your nonprofit organization? You’re not alone. View our on-demand webinar to find out more information on how this new principles-based system will impact tax exempt organizations.
Not-for-profit tax update 2017Have you been paying attention to updated legislation and regulations? View our on-demand webinar for a tax update for exempt organizations.
Impact of the new lease accounting standardDoes the new FASB lease standard affect you? View our on-demand webinar for details on the new standard and how it applies to your nonprofit organization.
Hidden consequences of alternative investments for not-for-profitsIf you lead a not-for-profit or serve on the board of one, you need to know that some investments trigger reporting and/or tax payment obligations that might not otherwise exist. Here are a few commonly-missed forms and penalties.
Measure outcomes, not outputsAs a success measure for your nonprofit organization, are you measuring outcomes? They are the benefits for your populations after participating in your program activities. Outcomes help gauge your mission’s impact and are more important than milestones in the long run.
What does your 990 say about your organization?Do you know who is looking at your 990 and what insights they are hoping to gain? As the public face of your organization, what does your 990 say about you?
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We have worked with Plante Moran for 12 years and continue to be pleased with their level of expertise. If a staff person leaves, there is always a seamless transition and continued leadership on the job. We never hesitate to contact our Plante Moran team throughout the year for their sound business advice. They recently helped us with a complicated real estate transaction and their knowledge and expertise was invaluable to us. I would recommend Plante Moran to other not-for-profits because they are much more than just auditors and tax accountants, they are also trusted business advisors.
Our team of more than 200 specialists has dedicated their careers to serving organizations like yours. Annually, we file approximately 600 single audit reports — we’re the second largest provider in the nation — as well as about 1,800 Form 990s, all the while staying current on emerging issues, trends, and laws affecting the not-for-profit community.
As nationally recognized industry thought leaders, we present at the conferences you never miss and deliver insights to the publications you trust. And because we love what we do and the clients we do it with, many of our partners and staff serve on nonprofit board of directors, committees, and advisory boards. We’re proud to be a part of working toward those missions.