December 1st, 2017 by Chris Orange With the GOP Tax Bill taking shape over the past weeks, advocates across an array of industries have been fighting hard. Some have perused their interests on the offensive, trying to tap into the administration’s appetite for a radical overhaul, and others on the defensive fighting to maintain existing
December 8th, 2017 by Chris Orange Here on the LobbyBlog we’ve been keeping a firm eye on the implications on-going tax-code negotiations have been having across the lobbying community, last week discussing its impact on the renewable energy sector, but a report from Public Citizen last week has shorn light on the scale of importance it has
By: Richard E. Cohen, Chief Author, The Almanac of American Politics The victory by Democrat Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate contest was disastrous for Republicans. But the alternative likely would have been much worse for the GOP. First, their bad news: Most notably, Senate Republicans lost a seat, which will reduce their majority to 51-49.
The nonprofit finance department of the future is mobile, agile, and insightful. The nonprofit finance department of the future has arrived today. The continued evolution of cloud based software tools has created an unparalleled opportunity for nonprofit organizations to better leverage staff through creating efficiency by reducing reliance on manual processes and spreadsheets. These tools
Nonprofits spend a lot of time and energy reviewing financial data. Accounting departments are staffed, monthly financial statements are generated, Finance Committees meet regularly, annual independent audits of the financial statements are performed, and Audit Committees provide general oversight. In the majority of nonprofits, the accounting function is the most scrutinized area. Given the amount
Carolyn Mollen was selected as the Rising Star in the 2016 Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards. Mollen has been with the Independent Sector since 2011, most recently as CFO. Earlier she worked in finance for CliftonLarson (now CliftonLarsonAllen) and the former Langan Associates. Mollen took a few minutes to share insights and advice on