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Whether you’re facing decreased funding due to government changes or membership and/or donor fatigue, struggling to navigate complex regulations that are constantly changing, or challenged to fill talent gaps, you’re not alone. These issues can burden even the most established not-for-profit organizations.

We have the expertise to help. For 95 years, we’ve served more than 1,000 not-for-profit organizations just like yours. We understand and respect the importance of your mission, and we recognize that just as your mission is unique, so are the structural, financial, and operational issues you face. Whether your goal is to build, grow, or sustain your organization, our nonprofit industry experts can help you develop a business model that supports your ability to thrive.

Our experts are heavily involved in the industry, and we host and sponsor numerous webinars and events to help you connect to peers, stay up to date on current issues, and share ideas, best practices, successes, and challenges. With this intimate knowledge of what affects not-for-profits, we’re here to help you with today’s challenges with an eye on the future.

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Tax reform for tax-exempt organizations

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Opportunity zones offer tax incentives to impact investors
The recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers a new tax incentive to those who invest in certain low-income communities designated as opportunity zones. Act now to take full advantage of the incentive and make the biggest impact.
Valerie Grunduski
Article September 26, 2018 3 min read
Tax reform and 2018 year-end tax planning for businesses
Jerry Jonckheere
Webinar November 29, 2018 60 minute watch
Alert: IRS releases high level guidance on UBI siloing provisions
Lynne Huismann
Article August 28, 2018 4 min read

Revenue Recognition
Not-for-Profit Guide

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 1, 2017 1 min read
With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
Shelly Gower
Article October 25, 2016 2 min read
Revenue recognition: The longer you wait, the less you know
Christa LaBrosse
Webinar November 10, 2016 76 min watch
Audit committee quarterly update
Diane Kirk
Article November 14, 2018 1 min read

Managing risk

Managing risk: Protecting people and data
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Protect your digital assets with these cybersecurity best practices
Looking for steps you can take to improve your data loss protection? Look no further. These cybersecurity best practices will help you stay a step ahead of hackers and can keep you and your clients safe.
Raj Patel
Article June 25, 2018 4 min read
Bitcoin is big, but what does it mean to invest?
Raj Patel
Article January 11, 2018 2 min read
Turning risk into opportunity: Five questions to ask
Doug Farmer
Article August 28, 2017 8 min read
The fright factor of blockchain
Raj Patel
October 20, 2017 3 min read

Not For Profit Thought Leadership

  • Disrupt your nonprofit: Five steps to innovation
    You don’t often see “disrupt” and “nonprofit” in the same sentence, but learning how to disrupt your own organization can be the key to fulfilling your mission more effectively than ever.
    John R. Bebes
    January 15, 2019 5 minute read
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  • Four dynamic ways to drive diversity and inclusion of your leadership
    You know that diversity is good for business. But is your organization diverse? Inclusive? Are you moving the needle in the right direction? Here are a few thoughts on how to drive diversity and inclusion from a leadership perspective.
    Article December 26, 2018 4 minute read
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  • IRS releases long-awaited guidance on “parking tax” for tax-exempt employers
    Many exempt organizations have been waiting for more guidance on the new “parking tax,” Code Section 512(a)(7). Here’s what you need to know about the new rules and how they’ll affect your organization.
    Lynne Huismann David Lowenthal
    Article December 18, 2018 3 min read
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  • What donors need to know about tax reform
    Having available funds to give to charity at the end of the year may be easier to find, given the federal tax reform. But that won’t necessarily make it easier for individuals to deduct those donations. Read more at Crain’s Detroit Business.
    Karen Cady Wealth Management
    Article November 26, 2018 1 min read
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Missions in unison

Like you, we guide our firm by our values. We follow the Golden Rule, we put people first, and we believe there’s no right way to do the wrong thing. These principles help us to support your growth and success. While your goal is to fulfill your mission and give back in meaningful ways to your community, our goal is always the same — allow our clients to spend less time worrying about their financial health and more time doing what they do best.

John Bebes, our not-for-profit practice leader, is proud of his team’s experience and enthusiasm for this industry. “Not only do our partners and staff have the technical know-how to help clients build sustainable organizations, but they’re also driven by their passion to leave the world a better place for others.”

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 6, 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