Our Expertise

While you focus on your mission, we’ll focus on the details.

Whether you’re a new rapidly growing not-for-profit, or a complex, multibillion-dollar foundation planning for the long term, you face similar challenges: complying with constantly changing regulations, filling talent gaps, and protecting against cyberthreats and other risks. The good news is you’re not alone. For a century, we’ve helped hundreds of organizations like yours solve the problems of the day.

We understand the importance of your mission. Whether your goal is to build, grow, or sustain your organization, our dedicated team of nonprofit industry experts — combined with the firm’s full range of audit, tax, and consulting capabilities — will work alongside you to develop a sustainable business model tailored to the unique structural, financial, and operational issues you face.

Ask any of our clients and they’ll tell you our greatest strength is the responsiveness of our team and their depth of expertise. The quality of our work is second to none, and our connections and network are vast. We’ll not only meet your expectations but expect to exceed them by creating value and offering best practices based on decades of experience with clients across the globe.

But you won’t truly understand us by what you read here. Take a moment to connect with us, have a conversation, ask questions, and see why we’re passionate about what we do.

    Our Offerings

    With a deep knowledge of what affects not-for-profits, we’re here to help you with today’s challenges with an eye on the future. Let us help you with:

    Audit and accounting

    We provide a clear and accurate financial picture so you can fulfill your mission with confidence.
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    We help you navigate the changing regulatory environment to ensure timely and accurate tax reporting.
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    Single audit

    We provide the guidance you need to navigate the complexities of federal funding.
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    Risk advisory services

    Our experts help guide you through the rapidly changing internal and external risk environment.
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    Our IT and cybersecurity experts help mitigate risk and protect your nonprofit’s sensitive data.
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    Real estate consulting

    Whether leasing, buying, or building, we help plan workspaces that inspire your staff.
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    Religious institutes consulting

    Our efforts focus on ways to steward human and financial resources more effectively in order to further mission, ministry, and legacy.
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    Outsourced accounting services

    We help you manage resources efficiently with outsourced accounting, audit, and tax services.
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    Employee benefits consulting

    We help align your benefit plans with the needs of your organization and employees.
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    Client Experience

    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 — enable our clients to spend less time worrying about operational details and more time supporting with those they serve.

    Kellie Ray, our not-for-profit practice leader, is proud of her team’s experience and enthusiasm for the industry. “Our partners and staff speak our clients’ language, understand the importance of their mission, and share their passion and dedication. It’s a privilege to help increase the impact nonprofit organizations have on their communities and constituents.”

    Our clients say

    The Plante Moran team I interact with is very professional and responsive and has a strong industry knowledge of not-for-profits and the regulations that are required. Their annual not-for-profit accounting update is very beneficial, as it provides a nice way to touch base and details any new standards that we may need to consider in the future for planning purposes. I feel comfortable reaching out to them any time I have a question, and I appreciate that they take the time to explain the details we need to know. I would recommend Plante Moran to other organizations.

    Anne-Marie Eischen
    Chief Financial Officer, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago