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Pam Baker, CPA, CGFM – Managing Partner – A Recipient of PICPA’s 2019 Women to Watch Awards

Pam Baker, CPA, CGFM - Managing Partner - A Recipient of PICPA's 2019 Women to Watch Awards Women of the PICPA have consistently exemplified leadership and mentorship in and outside of the accounting profession throughout the association’s history. They have...

How the New Tax Law Continues to Impact Giving

By: Jeffrey Kowalczyk, CPA CFE CGAP Since the roll-out of the TCJA in 2017, charitable giving has found a new rhythm. While some areas of charitable giving are in decline, others are rising. In fact, according to Blackbaud’s annual Charitable...

Foundation Center and GuideStar Join Forces to Become Candid

By: Steven Kutsuflakis, CPA Foundation Center and GuideStar Join Forces to Become Candid.  What happens when two notable names in the nonprofit industry combine forces? A powerhouse - most appropriately called Candid. The long-awaited merger between GuideStar and the Foundation...

Are You Prepared for the Impact of Disaster?

Are You Prepared for the Impact of Disaster? By: Edmund Fosu-Laryea, CPA Are You Prepared for the Impact of Disaster? Most nonprofits expect to face challenges in their operations, however many never expect natural disasters, so they neglect to prepare...

Managing Partner’s Message – May 2019

Spring has sprung! Each day the view from my office window is livelier. The trees are budding, the mulch is fresh in the flower beds, and the crews are out patching the parking lot that was ravished by rain and...

Jeffrey Kowalczyk, CPA,CFE,CGAP Named Chairman of CPAsNET’s Nonprofit Executive Committee

CPAsNET, INC. For Immediate Release: For further information, contact: Jeffrey Kowalczyk Named Chairman of CPAsNET’s Nonprofit Executive Committee   Boulder, CO – The Board of Directors has named Jeffrey Kowalczyk, CPA, CFE, CGAP of Barbacane, Thornton & Company LLP, Chairman...

U.S. Postal Service Announces Rate Increases for 2019

Understanding the Changes to Unrelated Business Income By: Doris Kerr, Firm Administrator On October 10, 2018, the Postal Regulation Commission (PRC) approved a proposal to increase the United States Postal Service rates for shipping and mailing service fees. The new…

Disaster Relief Remains Top of Mind for Donors

Understanding the Changes to Unrelated Business Income By Jeffrey A. Kowalczyk, CPA, CFE, CGAP Year-end giving is historically the most critical period for charitable foundations. Movements like Giving Tuesday help nonprofits gather donor funds through a lot of social fanfare,…

Assessing Internal Controls

Assessing Internal Controls By Steven N. Kutsuflakis, CPA Every organization needs internal controls to safeguard assets, assure accounting data is accurate and reliable, promote operational efficiency, and encourage compliance with prescribed policies and procedures. The start of a new year…

Managing Partner’s Message – September 2018

Summer is over and school has started across our region. The start of school for the students also marks the start of school audits for our audit teams. There is always an exciting buzz around this audit season as we…