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single audit threshold

The Evolution and Impact of the Single Audit Threshold in 2024

By Claudia Valarezo Guerrero, MAccy, Senior Accountant at Blue & Co. As organizations navigate evolving financial regulations, staying informed about changes is crucial for compliance and operational efficiency. A Single […]

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building and using insurance reserves

Building and Using Insurance Reserves for Sustainability

By Annmarie Novotney, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. Not-for-profit organizations have been dealing with changing circumstances on many fronts over the last five years. Part of this changing landscape […]

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Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts: A Plan for All

By Mike Gricius, CPA, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Planned gifts are a tool that can help not-for-profits plan ahead and secure the future for the years to come. […]

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donor advised funds

IRS Proposed Regulations: Impact on Donor Advised Funds

By Corey Schunemann, CPA, Manager at Blue & Co. The IRS issued proposed regulations that could dramatically affect the landscape and operations of Donor Advised Funds (“DAF”). While many organizations […]

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How not-for-profits can make use of artificial intelligence

Empowering Change: How Not-For-Profits Can Make Use of Artificial Intelligence

By Chad Nieter, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Artificial intelligence (AI) is technology that enables computers and digital devices to learn, read, write, talk, see, create, play, analyze, make […]

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Navigating Indiana's NP-20R Reporting

Crucial Compliance: Navigating Indiana’s NP-20R Reporting and Form 136

By Angela Crawford, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. There are two key items Indiana not-for-profits need to know in first quarter 2024 – no matter your organization’s fiscal year […]

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Indirect costs for grants

Indirect Costs for Grants – Should You Want a Higher Rate?

By Rick Shields, CPA, Principal at Blue & Co. When not-for-profits receive grants from governments and foundations, the application process often includes an estimate for indirect costs which is then […]

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retirement plan limits

2024 Retirement Plan Limits

By Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. For 2024, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) increased plan limitations to reflect cost of living adjustments. Below are some of […]

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not-for-profit staffing shortage

Not-For-Profits Hit Hard By Staffing Shortages

By Bob Findley, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. The job market is hard for everyone, especially for not-for-profits. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped from 6.9 percent in October 2020 to 3.9 percent in […]

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not-for-profit cecl model

Decoding The New CECL Model for Not-For-Profits

By Priya Singleton, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-13 Financial Instruments – Credit Losses (Topic 326): Measurement of […]

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restricted fund tracking

Restricted Fund Tracking and Cash Management

By Andrew Brock, CPA, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Earlier in June 2023, an article was published by our not-for-profit services team titled “Unveiling the Dynamics of Donor-Restricted Contributions”. […]

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campaign solicitation guidelines

Fundraising Campaign Solicitation Guidelines to Maximize Organizational Flexibility

By Doug Hasler, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. Many organizations postponed or extended timelines for fundraising campaigns during the pandemic. Campaigns for capital expansion or renovations will need to […]

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Beginner's Guide to Rental Income for Non-profits

Beginner’s Guide To Rental Income For Non-profits: Taxable Or Not?

Determining when to include rental income in your unrelated business income (UBI) tax calculation can be challenging; however, it is a commonly conducted non-profit organization activity. We created a beginner’s […]

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indiana sales tax

New Indiana Sales Tax Rule for Not-For-Profits – Sales Tax Collection & Filing Threshold Increased

By Cory Schunemann, CPA, Manager at Blue & Co. Indiana’s 2023 Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 417 made another change to the sales tax collection requirements for not-for-profits after 2022’s SEA […]

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community benefit tracking

Diving into Not-For-Profit Healthcare Community Benefit Tracking

By Emilie Knieriem, CPA, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Tax-exempt hospitals provide community benefits for many reasons. In order to understand those reasons, we should first define what community […]

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Webinars

single audit threshold

The Evolution and Impact of the Single Audit Threshold in 2024

By Claudia Valarezo Guerrero, MAccy, Senior Accountant at Blue & Co. As organizations navigate evolving financial regulations, staying informed about changes is crucial for compliance and operational efficiency. A Single […]

Learn More
building and using insurance reserves

Building and Using Insurance Reserves for Sustainability

By Annmarie Novotney, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. Not-for-profit organizations have been dealing with changing circumstances on many fronts over the last five years. Part of this changing landscape […]

Learn More
Planned Gifts

Planned Gifts: A Plan for All

By Mike Gricius, CPA, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Planned gifts are a tool that can help not-for-profits plan ahead and secure the future for the years to come. […]

Learn More
donor advised funds

IRS Proposed Regulations: Impact on Donor Advised Funds

By Corey Schunemann, CPA, Manager at Blue & Co. The IRS issued proposed regulations that could dramatically affect the landscape and operations of Donor Advised Funds (“DAF”). While many organizations […]

Learn More
How not-for-profits can make use of artificial intelligence

Empowering Change: How Not-For-Profits Can Make Use of Artificial Intelligence

By Chad Nieter, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. Artificial intelligence (AI) is technology that enables computers and digital devices to learn, read, write, talk, see, create, play, analyze, make […]

Learn More
Navigating Indiana's NP-20R Reporting

Crucial Compliance: Navigating Indiana’s NP-20R Reporting and Form 136

By Angela Crawford, CPA, Director at Blue & Co. There are two key items Indiana not-for-profits need to know in first quarter 2024 – no matter your organization’s fiscal year […]

Learn More