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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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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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Decision Making Time – Modeling Operational Performance Through Organizational Data and Financial Projections

By Andrew Brock, CPA, Manager at Blue & Co. How often do you find yourself facing more questions than answers when it comes to making operational decisions for your organization […]

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Functional Expenses – What They Are and Why They Matter

By Luke Pierce, CPA, Manager at Blue & Co. What Are Functional Expenses? Under financial reporting standards, all not-for-profit entities are required to present a statement of functional expenses, either […]

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Unveiling the Dynamics of Donor-Restricted Contributions

By Greg Jackson, CPA, Principal at Blue & Co. Many not-for-profit organizations rely on public support (grants and contributions) to finance their mission. When that public support includes donor-restricted grants […]

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Strengthening Cybersecurity in Not-for-Profits: Assigning Oversight Responsibilities to Mitigate Risk

By Allen Norvell, CPA, MBA, Director at Blue & Co. While certainly not a new risk for not-for-profit (NFP) organizations, cybersecurity risk is increasing in profile as an area of […]

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Blue & Co. Offers Expertise to Not-For-Profits Affected by QuickBooks Point of Sale Discontinuation

By Nancy Orben, CPA, Senior Manager, Laura Philpot, Senior Accountant, Business Services, and Lisa Totten, Senior Accounting Specialist at Blue & Co. Attention all not-for-profit organizations! Are you currently using […]

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3 Lucky Tips for Not-For-Profits to Avoid Bank Fraud

Trusted Insights from The National Bank of Indianapolis Nonprofit Services Team Not-for-profit organizations are increasingly falling victim to fraud, with a rising number of incidents and an ever-growing amount of […]

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Program-Related Investments: A Valuable Funding Tool for Not-For-Profits

By: Mike Gricius, Senior Manager at Blue & Co. While not-for-profits rely heavily on grants and donations to fund their charitable missions, they can also explore other funding options, such […]

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Not-for-Profit News: Indiana Property Tax Exemption

By: Kandy Wischmeier, CPA, Tax Manager at Blue & Co. If your not-for-profit organization is located in Indiana and has had a significant change in the use of property, has […]

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Not-for-Profit Tax Alert for 2023: Kentucky Sales Tax Law Changes

By: Rick Shields, Principal, CPA, CFE Effective January 1, 2023, Kentucky implemented numerous changes to its sales tax laws. Historically, not-for-profits have been able to take advantage of numerous Kentucky […]

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Not-for-Profit Budgets: Developing Key Assumptions

By: Ryan Adams, Manager, CPA The process of creating not-for-profit (NFP) budgets can be overwhelming. One can argue that the NFP’s budget can be even more challenging to prepare than […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, […]

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Accounting for and Disclosure of Crypto Assets for Nonprofits

By: Andrew Brock, CPA, Senior Manager Diversification through crypto assets, including cryptocurrency or other digital assets, in an organization’s investment portfolio, has become a more prevalent conversation, especially over the […]

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Accounting Software Considerations for Nonprofit and Government Organizations

By: Rick Shields, CPA, CFE, Principal Few people outside the nonprofit accounting world have an appreciation for its complexities, and how they apply regardless of the amount. A person may […]

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Webinars

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What is Segregation of Duties and Why Is It Important to Not-for-Profit Organizations?

By Greg Jackson, CPA, Principal, at Blue & Co. What is Segregation of Duties? According to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, segregation of duties is a basic building […]

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Succession Planning for Not-For-Profits: Preparing for the Expected and Unexpected

By Jason Terwilliger, CPA, CIA, Senior Manager, at Blue & Co. The uncertain times in which we find ourselves often requires us to be more agile and expectant than usual […]

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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 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: 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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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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