Accurately assessing and reporting the results of your work is critical to determining your nonprofit’s impact. How else can you tell if funding is being used appropriately or if your organization is accomplishing its goals? Clear methods of gathering and analyzing program outcomes are a must-have to legitimize your organization and its cause. You want to convey your efforts in a way that shows not only your organization's purpose, but its worth.
Finance and fundraising departments meet and greet at each transaction. Fundraising connects the transaction to an organization, a household or an individual—and further—needs to track and report on marketing data associated with the transaction. Fundraisers need to make sure that their campaigns for programs are well-funded. Accounting manages each transaction from both a revenue and expense perspective. Having constituent management and accounting within the same technology will unite these two departments and ensure the long-term success of a nonprofit’s mission. But where should you turn to bridge the gaps between finance and fundraising to prepare your organization’s meaningful work for lift-off?
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Different departments have different priorities. Misalignment between a nonprofit’s departments can wreak havoc in the board room and cause disruptions in key areas of the organization. Integrating information is essential for your fundraising and finance teams to successfully align and contribute to your nonprofit’s mission, but it isn’t easy.
Business owners continue to learn the importance of going on the offensive to fend off cyber attacks. Unfortunately, many learn the hard away — after they’ve experienced a costly attack. With a slew of cyber security products hitting the market over the last few years, it’s hard to know which ones to select for your business. I’m here to fill you in on one of my favorite security tools.
Another malicious cyber attack was reported just before the July 4 holiday weekend. This one hit close to home here at Gross Mendelsohn. Before I go into the details, rest assured that we were not affected. This massive ransomware attack is one of many recent incidents that provides further proof that every business needs to take cyber security seriously, and put measures into place to prevent a disastrous attack.
Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? I don’t think it’s a coincidence that this event occurs during the same month as Halloween - it’s a scary topic! Let’s review some of our team’s best practices, tips and “tricks” to keep your organization from experiencing something that goes bump in the night.