INVESTING IN BETTER NONPROFIT OUTCOMES

July 18, 2018

Technology has transformed the way people live and work. How has it changed the way nonprofits serve beneficiaries and engage with donors? With restricted funding, nonprofits historically have been slow to adopt new technology. Yet new research conducted by Accenture’s Nonprofit Practice in conjunction with Independent Sector’s Tech for Common Good collaborative (Tech for Common Good), which also includes Box.org, Diligent, Humentum, Salesforce.org, and TechSoup shows that a growing number of nonprofits are indeed embracing technology.

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Arkansas Community Foundation

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation support charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.

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As your nonprofit organization grows, so should your accounting software. The financial responsibilities of a nonprofit evolve over time as the organization achieves its goals, expands its mission and adapts to new variables.

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Illinois Nonprofit Principles and Best Practices 2020

whitePaper | January 9, 2020

Nonprofit organizations serve a critical role in today’s society by providing opportunities for advancing divested and underserved populations, facilitating volunteerism and civic engagement, and developing innovative approaches to solving complex issues--to name a few. In order to effectively serve the community, however, nonprofits must balance maintaining their commitment to excellence, equity, and accountability while successfully realizing their missions, managing resources, and executing proper governance. In order to help Illinois nonprofits strike this balance, set forth on the following pages are thirteen key principles of nonprofit governance, followed by best practices for consideration in effectuating on these principles.

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whitePaper | January 14, 2020

Nonprofit organizations operate in a complex and evolving financial world. As one of the world’s largest investment managers, Vanguard has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations navigate their unique investing, organizational, and governance challenges. We recognize nonprofits differ by size, served market, and sophistication. The chief financial officer of a hospital will likely have different needs from the CFO at a college, while the executive director of a small public charity will have different needs from either

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The Power of Branding Inspiring Nonprofit Support

whitePaper | February 3, 2020

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Nonprofits See Big Benefits by Automating Accounts Payable

whitePaper | November 12, 2021

If nonprofit organizations were to vote on a common theme that best characterized their operations, the winner might be “doing more with less.” Although all organizations try to run as cost-effectively as possible, the imperative to do so can be especially acute for nonprofits. One of the best areas for nonprofits to boost efficiencies is in their finance and accounting processes. Download this eBook to learn from other nonprofits how you can save significant amounts of time and money by automating your AP processes, while freeing up staff to focus on higher-value activities and your mission.

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Three Components Of The Nonprofit Tech Stack

whitePaper | December 12, 2019

Your donors have entrusted you with their hard-earned money and they expect you to acknowledge them and their contributions. If you interpreted that to be a manual process, like looking up donors to make sure you’re updating the correct record, you may have the wrong technology stack.

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Spotlight

Arkansas Community Foundation

Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities. The Community Foundation offers tools to help Arkansans protect, grow and direct their charitable dollars as they learn more about community needs. By making grants and sharing knowledge, the Community Foundation support charitable programs that work for Arkansas and partners to create new initiatives that address the gaps. Since 1976, the Community Foundation has provided more than $156 million in grants and partnered with thousands of Arkansans to help them improve our neighborhoods, our towns and our entire state. Contributions to the Community Foundation, its funds and any of its 27 affiliates are fully tax deductible.

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