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Not-for-Profit

We are your biggest advocates.

Your organization is here for a reason. You have a mission to accomplish and you’re going to drive hard every day to meet that challenge. Blue & Co. understands the day-to-day management issues and ever-present operational concerns — such as internal controls, segregation of duties, management effectiveness, and board development — and we offer practical solutions that add value.

It is our mission to support your mission. We want to stand with you, not only as your business partner, but as an invaluable resource to promote your services in the community. We believe in our not-for-profit clients and are dedicated to helping you carry out your vision. Let us be a partner to you as you drive your organization to succeed.

Who we serve.

We serve not-for-profit organizations in a variety of industries. Some firm specialties include:

  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Fraternal Organizations
  • Higher Education Entities
  • Community Foundations
  • Social Service Groups
  • Trade Organizations
  • Private and Corporate Foundations

Services Overview

  • Audits and reviews of financial statements
  • Monthly, quarterly, or annual compilations of financial statements
  • Agreed-upon procedures to address specific financial objectives
  • Form 990 and related state informational returns
  • State property tax exemptions and minimization
  • Public support projections and forecasts
  • Unrelated business income tax strategies
  • Graphical trend analysis and peer comparisons
  • Information concerning best practices in our client base
  • Recommendations on internal controls and suggestions for improvements
  • Additional benefits and offerings
  • Email newsletter for timely and relevant updates about emerging issues in your industry
  • Bookkeeping and reconciliation services
  • Development of profit plans and budgets to address sustainability issues
  • Consulting on new accounting standards and their impact on your organization
  • Employee benefit plan development and administration
  • Cyber risk assessments and internal control consulting

Testimonials

  • Sigma Delta Tau is grateful for the partnership with Blue and Co. for our auditing needs. The team is outstanding to work with and they each take the time to understand and support our organization. We have been impressed with the level of knowledge about our specific industry as well as nonprofit association accounting. As a result of this, we feel we have been able to improve many aspects of our operations.

    Melissa Kish, Executive Director

    Sigma Delta Tau Society

  • “We have had very positive experiences with Blue & Company as our audit team. I use the word “team” intentionally, they feel like an extension of our staff.  They are responsive, proactive and have ensured that our audit process is smooth and successful. They always take time to walk our staff and volunteer leadership through any questions that arise so that we can better support our mission work. I highly recommend working with Blue & Co.”

    Ashley Krieg Byrd, Executive Director

    Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation

  • “Blue has provided our audit and tax services for over 15 years! During all this time, they have continued to offer a phenomenal level of customer service. Blue has conducted a thorough audit that culminates in a well-organized presentation to our Board, recently adding comparable metrics in the presentation to the Board. Blue has suggested meaningful steps to tighten internal controls while not overloading our small staff with unnecessary levels of work. Blue keeps us informed of upcoming changes to accounting standards well before we need to implement the standards, allowing us time to plan.

    Blue’s staff is always available to provide advice on items unique to our situation. 

     Finally, we believe that Blue’s services are a good value. As due diligence, we have reached out to other audit firms for proposals over the years.  We continue to remain with Blue! This is due to the tremendous quality and value of their services.”

    Beth Opell, Director of Finance

    Horizon League

  • “Blue & Co. is our trusted partner for audit and tax services. Over the years, the professionals at Blue have become an integral part of our donor stewardship team. By working with us to ensure the integrity of our financial statements, they help us safeguard our donors’ generous investments and empower our board of directors to fulfill its fiduciary responsibilities. We highly recommend Blue & Co. to any not-for-profit organization.”

    Roberta Knickerbocker Jaggers, President

    The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation

  • “We previously used an accounting firm who didn’t understand our business or how to accomplish what we needed. I spent most of my time managing and figuring out the accounting of the business, leaving only a small amount of time for operations and growth. I realized I needed a partner capable of handling our accounting needs and came to Blue and Co. Since taking over our accounting review and filling needs, I am now able to focus on expanding the profits of our business because I can spend more than 90% of my time on business growth. They quickly learned all about what we do and why and became more than an accounting partner with the many talented personnel they have in so many facets of business. They provide accurate results in their accounting review, spot-on consulting new and old ideas. They provide the most educational webinars and information on day-to-day accounting needs and changes. They process filings in a timely manner, proactively address any issues, and thoroughly understand our business and how to help it grow.”

    Pascal Fettig, President & CEO

    Mental Health America of Boone County

  • “Blue & Co has been our audit firm for a number of years. Their team is professional, knowledgeable, and responsive. We have relatively complicated needs – and the Blue team takes this all in stride!”

    Julie Goldsberry, Senior Financial Controller

    Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Foundation and National Housing Corporation

  • “The team at Blue & Co. has exceeded every expectation. It is rare that firms treat you like their only client and the fact that Blue & Co. does is why we believe our partnership will last. As a new non-profit in town, moving for the first time in our 130 year history, lots of change was happening in our world. It is a breath of fresh air to have a group of talented professionals always available for the many things that arise when running a business. If you are not a client, you should be – you won’t regret it.”

    Jerod Breit, Executive Director and CEO

    Delta Chi Fraternity

  • “Blue and Co has provided audit services for the Indiana Corn Marketing Council for a number of years. Our client service team is knowledgeable, provides quality service, and always meets our tight reporting deadlines. We appreciate the value-added services and updates on accounting and industry developments provided to our management team and Board of Directors. They have done a good job presenting complicated financial information in a concise and interesting manner. We appreciate their role in helping us meet our fiduciary obligations.”

    Chantel Rammel, Chief Operating Officer

    Indiana Corn Marketing Council

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