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Revenue recognition roadmap

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Will policy changes affect revenue recognition implementation?
Revenue recognition will happen as planned in 2018 for public companies and 2019 for private companies.
David Grubb
Article March 06, 2017 1 min read

Revenue Recognition
Not-for-Profit Guide

New FASB standard
Nonprofits' presentation of financial statements

Not For Profit Thought Leadership

  • Nonprofit crisis communication: Weathering a storm
    Organizations that fare poorly in crises often do so because they’re not prepared. Here’s what you need to know to manage crisis communications.
    John R. Bebes
    Article July 17, 2017 3 min read
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  • Financial statements and the audit process may not be for the fainthearted
    Reviewing 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.
    John R. Bebes
    Article April 28, 2017 3 min read
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  • Key responsibilities nonprofit board members should master
    Charged 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.
    Webinar December 08, 2015 1 hour watch
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  • Success by association: Strategies for strengthening organizations
    Plante Moran serves more than 1,000 not-for-profit organizations. Our team of more than 200 industry specialists understands the unique structural, financial, and operational issues of not-for-profit organizations. They combine their technical skills as accountants and consultants with sensitivity to the mission of our clients.
    Whitepaper May 19, 2015 30 min read
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  • The most important function of a nonprofit board: Development and fundraising
    Is your not-for-profit board tied closely to your fundraising and development strategy? Here are some ideas to help you more effectively deploy your board members and their contacts.
    John R. Bebes
    Article January 30, 2017 2 min read
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  • What religious institutes need to know about the new reporting and lease accounting requirements
    These changes will have a significant impact on religious institutes’ accounting and reporting practices. Don't miss this opportunity to learn how these changes will specifically impact your financial statements.
    Kellie Goines
    Webinar June 05, 2017 1 hour and 3 minute watch
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  • Uniform Guidance procurement standards: The time is now!
    Follow these steps to ensure that your organization is in full compliance with these procurement standards.
    Michelle Watterworth
    Article January 09, 2017 2 min read
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  • Hidden consequences of alternative investments for not-for-profits
    If 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.
    Article November 29, 2016 4 min read
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  • Measure outcomes, not outputs
    As 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.
    Article January 11, 2015 3 min read
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  • 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?
    Webinar October 30, 2013 1 hour watch
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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.


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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.