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Top 5 Cloud Accounting Software Concerns and How to Overcome Them

Recently, nonprofits, churches, ministries, and 501c(3) organizations completed a survey identifying their concerns about using cloud accounting software. This article will cover those concerns with resolutions. The following graph displays the percentage breakout for the five concerns that will be discussed in this article.

The Spiritual Practice of Creating Margin

My weary body slid into the lounge chair by the pool like Derek Jeter stealing second base — out of breath, a bit scuffed up and like I had taken something I wasn’t supposed to have: a break. The previous few weeks had been a bit relentless with projects and deadlines and meetings and conferences that all seemed so perfectly reasonable months before when I put them on my then blank and inviting calendar....

4 Questions to Build Trust and Have Your Expectations Met

Every day, from the time we wake up and our feet hit the floor, we are managing expectations. Expectations others have of us., and expectations we have of them. Underlying expectations are needs. You have a core human need to be of value to the people with whom you live and work. You have a need to be successful in your work and in your life. Others share this need.

An Ethic of Generosity Giving Well Takes Practice 

Most professions have codes of ethics. Fundraisers do, too (for example, see the Association of Fundraising Professionals). These ethical standards are essential but can only be expected to do so much. While I am perhaps being overly cynical, most often they live on the websites of our nonprofits, foundations, or professional organizations and remain forgotten until we need to update proper policies and procedures or orient new employees. 

7 Reasons Your Church is Emailing Wrong

Churches have a lot going on. Ministries and programs flood our calendars, not to mention sermon series and vision castings. Our leaders want everyone to hear everything. Except more and more, people are spending less and less time paying attention. How on earth do we effectively communicate to our congregations?

 Church Cash Reserves—How Much Is Enough?

Fall has arrived. Besides the cool breeze and beautiful changing of the leaves, this also means the beginning of budgeting season for many church administrators. We are sorry for that painful reminder!

3 Key Indicators of Your Church’s Financial Health, Even 4 

Recently, I had the privilege of participating in another Metro Network round table sponsored by The Church Network (TCN), a group including some of the sharpest minds in church administration across the country....

Supervision and Cultural Differences

Performance management conversations are inherently difficult. It is just hard to talk with another about failed expectations. When the supervisor and employee don’t share similar cultural backgrounds, these conversations can be treacherous.

Significant Changes Affecting Your Financial Statements

2018 brings new reporting and disclosure requirement for churches and other nonprofit organizations. It’s been over 22 years since there were significant changes to the nonprofit accounting standards – however the Financial Accounting Standards Board...

It is Time to Tune Up Your Anti Harassment Program

Lately, we are hearing almost daily about another high-profile celebrity, politician or executive who has been accused of sexual harassment. Victims now feel empowered to publicly share their stories, even from many years ago.