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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.


New FASB standard
Nonprofits' presentation of financial statements

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Revenue recognition roadmap

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Ready for the new revenue recognition standard?
It's critical to begin planning now for the new revenue recognition standard to ensure compliance and minimize operational impacts. Our industry-specific guides can help you simplify adoption.
Christa LaBrosse
Article July 01, 2017 1 min read
With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
Shelly Gower
Article October 25, 2016 2 min read
Will policy changes affect revenue recognition implementation?
David Grubb
Article March 06, 2017 1 min read
Revenue recognition: The longer you wait, the less you know
Christa LaBrosse
Webinar November 10, 2016 76 min watch

Revenue Recognition
Not-for-Profit Guide

Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
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Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
Organizations make themselves vulnerable to risk in ways you may not have thought about. Are you vulnerable? Ask yourself these five questions.
Doug Farmer
Article August 28, 2017 8 min read
Why distressed hospitals need better internal audit controls
Tony Colarossi
Article November 10, 2017 4 min read
The fright factor of blockchain
Raj Patel
October 20, 2017 3 min read

Not For Profit Thought Leadership

  • Enterprise risk management: Take a balanced scorecard approach
    Enterprise risk management is one of the most important fiduciary responsibilities directors have to the organizations they serve. Consider implementing a “balanced scorecard” approach that extends beyond traditional financial concerns to help your organization better manage risk.
    Jim Hagestad
    Article November 08, 2017 5 minutes read
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  • Five tips for an effective not-for-profit board
    Board members are volunteering their time and want to make a positive impact on the organizations they serve. Make sure they have the tools and training they need to put their best efforts forward. Read our expert's insights at AICPA Insights®.
    Katie Thornton Kris Ray
    Article October 27, 2017 1 min read
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  • FASB financial reporting: What private foundations need to know
    FASB’s new Presentation of Financial Statements accounting standard will impact the financial statements of private foundations' nonprofit grantees and offer foundations greater insights. Here's how to use those insights to better assess and support your not-for-profit grantees.
    Katie Thornton
    October 19, 2017 2 min read
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  • Safeguard your nonprofit's stakeholders with PCI compliance
    If your nonprofit accepts credit card payments, it’s required to comply with the PCI data security standard. Here are three ways your organization can get started in order to safeguard payment card information.
    Scott Petree Toni Diprizio
    October 11, 2017 3 min read
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Our Clients Say

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.

Tom Nissly CFO Chicago Botanic Garden

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Internal controls assessment improves financial accuracy
Operations assessment helps nonprofit organization safeguard its assets and strengthen internal controls over financial reporting.
Case Study June 06, 2017 1 min read
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Five-year budget projection for large NFP
Large social service agency increases board's confidence with comprehensive five-year budget plan.
Case Study May 31, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

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.