Nonprofit

Nonprofit Organization Funding: NYS Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program

State and Federal Funding On November 7, 2022, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that nonprofits and community-based organizations at risk of hate crimes or attacks can strengthen safety and security measures through newly made available state funding. Additionally, she...

Segregation of Duties

Segregation of duties is a commonly used and widely accepted internal control practice. It is the process of taking shared responsibilities of a key process and dispersing the critical functions of that process to more than one person or department. Implemented...

Board Training Webinar – Part I

Join Ken Cerini and Tania Quigley for this informative webinar on Board training. In this Webinar we will cover: - The current nonprofit landscape - Board Responsibilities - Building a Stronger Board - Board StructureABOUT OUR SPEAKERS Ken Cerini, CPA, CFP, FABFA...

Cerini Connection: The State of the Economy

October 2022 Cerini Connection Topic: The State of the Economy Ken Cerini and guest Peter Klein of ALINE Wealth discussed the state of the economy and how to prepare for the inflation and recession. (Originally aired 10/04/22)ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER Peter J. Klein ,...

Social Responsibility: How it Can Benefit Both Nonprofit and For-profit Companies

Join Ken Cerini, Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP, and Eileen Minogue, Executive Director of Book Fairies to learn how nonprofits and businesses can collaborate effectively to create mutually beneficial relationships. This webinar covered: How to...

New CFR Software Notice

The Consolidated Fiscal Reporting System (CFRS) will be moving from a desktop application to a web-based application. For SED providers not already in the SMS system, the executive director of your agency should have received an e-mail from NYS ITS containing...

Healthcare Worker Bonus – The Series

If you’re like us, you have certain TV shows that you are totally invested in and can’t wait until the next episode comes out.  Unless you are a masochist, that is probably not the case with respect to the weekly regulation updates coming out from DOH on the...

Healthcare Worker Bonus Update

For those of you who filed for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan, you remember the early days of the application process were marked by conflicting information, short deadlines, potential exposure, and more.   As time went by, the regulations loosened up and...

Healthcare Worker Bonus Clarification

On Friday, August 19, 2022, NYS did a townhall regarding the Healthcare Worker Bonus (HWB).  A recording of the webinar can be found here and a copy of the presentation from the NYS DOH can be found here.  There were several technical issues with the webinar which...

Underwater Endowments

If you have been following the stock market, you know that the stock market is having one of its worst years in more than 50 years. With portfolios heading down, many nonprofit organizations are seeing declines in their investments and endowments, which could open up certain concerns from both an accounting and a legal perspective.

Underwater Endowments

Underwater Endowments

If you have been following the stock market, you know that the stock market is having one of its worst years in more than 50 years. With portfolios heading down, many nonprofit organizations are seeing declines in their investments and endowments, which could open up certain concerns from both an accounting and a legal perspective.

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Nonprofit Financial Analysis

Nonprofit Financial Analysis

Nonprofit organizations are misunderstood for many reasons. one of which is inherent to their predominant label: “nonprofit.” The word simply refers to an organization without profits, which is not entirely accurate. A clearer general term for a member of this sector would be “tax exempt organization,” since the organization would be exempt from paying income taxes.

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Budgeting in a Down Economy

Budgeting in a Down Economy

Budgeting for all businesses, including not-for-profits, can be a daunting task even with all economic conditions being ideal. The personnel responsible for the fiscal task of creating and monitoring an organization’s budget often spend a significant amount of time...

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Q&A on Healthcare Worker Bonus Program

Q&A on Healthcare Worker Bonus Program

*Information as of August 17, 2022* Ken Cerini, Managing Partner and Edward McWilliams, Tax Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP gave a background of the Healthcare Worker Bonus and answered participant questions. General Program Background:- Healthcare Worker...

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Internal Controls – Cerini Short

Internal Controls – Cerini Short

Internal Controls Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Nicholle Mezier, CPA, Manager explains Internal Controls. WHAT ARE INTERNAL CONTROLS? WHY DO WE NEED THEM? Internal controls are one of the most essential elements within any organization. Internal controls are put...

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Internal Controls: The 5 Components

Internal Controls: The 5 Components

What are internal controls? Why do we need them?
Internal controls are one of the most essential elements within any organization. Internal controls are put in place to enable organizations to achieve their goals and missions.

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Guest Article: Writing Nonprofit Job Postings That Stand Out

Guest Article: Writing Nonprofit Job Postings That Stand Out

In Fall 2021, the National Council of Nonprofits conducted an online survey with the goal of understanding the workforce shortage currently impacting nonprofit organizations. The survey had over 1,000 respondents from all 50 states and found that: over 26% of the...

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Recommended IT Policies

Recommended IT Policies

Good governance and accountability require an organization to adopt policies and procedures related to IT to provide criteria and guidance for the company’s computer-related operations. To effectively protect computing resources and data, companies should have an...

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