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Navigating financial plans during the pandemic

As news of the COVID-19 pandemic’s spread intensified early this year, the effect on the U.S. economy and American’s financial situations was unknown. We conducted the AICPA PFP Trends Survey in May to explore how CPA financial planners worked with clients during these uncertain times. The...


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Appen’s State of AI Report: Key Takeaways for Nonprofits

Appen , a worldwide artificial intelligence training data company, published its “ The State of AI and Machine Learning ” report. It is a succinct look into the state of AI. As with other AI-related reports , here is a nonprofit-focused summary for the busy practitioner. The graphs in the...


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10 Ways to Strengthen Donor Calls-to-Action

The No. 1 reason donors do not give, aside from not being asked, is that they are not provided with a problem to solve — or at least a problem that they think they need to solve. A slight tweak or two in donor calls-to-action can make a substantial difference. Below are steps I recommend to...


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6 Guiding Councils Every Church Should Utilize

Amid the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, churches are making decisions like never before. Church leaders are now responsible for providing direction on their church reopening plans , new social distancing policies, and communicating changing church services to their members. In Jim...


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Does Your Nonprofit Need More From Abila?

A few months ago, at our Faith-Based Finance Collaborative, AcctTwo's Managed Accounting Services Controller, Shelly Einspahr, and Covenant Church's COO, Brian Coleman, sat down and talked about how we work together . Little did we know back at the end of February, our world was going to...


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Are You Prepared for the Second Half of 2020?

What a year so far! I told colleagues at the end of 2019 that 2020 would be different. I did not mean to be such a wonderful prognosticator. The first six months have been all over the place with respect to dependable and historical variables for fundraising. The headwinds have been fierce, and...


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10 Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

2020 was going to be a big year for nonprofits and social good organizations. But things haven't quite turned out as planned. So we've been listening to our nonprofit partners, and one of the things that has become apparent is that virtual fundraising is a big topic. And there's also a lot...


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What’s New in the Latest Sage Intacct Release for 2020?

Sage Intacct Release 2 for 2020 is now live and we are here to give you an overview of the new features or enhancements you rely on to make your job easier when it's time to pay bills, inter-entity setup and management, as well as budgeting and planning. These are just a handful of what's new in...


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How COVID-19 taught new ways to work

When the coronavirus pandemic led to stay-at-home orders that shuttered businesses, organizations across the country had to adapt quickly. Employees began working from home and accelerated their use of videoconferencing. Technology was upgraded, and leaders reassured clients, customers, and...


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Internal Communication: Becoming CEO of knowing what is going on

You can have the best communication strategy in the world and still fail. Why? Because your internal communication is poor. When you set out to build something, you draw up plans, create budgets, and hire the right manpower to get it done. Many of us in the digital space understand this...