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Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO)

Nonprofit Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO)

Learn about Vasquez Finance and Accounting Outsourcing (FAO) services and how we bring value to our clients. We enable nonprofit organizations to scale finance and accounting resources as needed instead of hiring, training, and paying salaries and benefits of full-time employees.
5 critical components of your 2023 business strategy

5 critical components of your 2023 business strategy

In light of inflationary pressures, economic headwinds, geopolitical risk, and many conflicting so-called leading indicators, a business strategy refresh is paramount.
The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Accounting

The Benefits of Outsourcing Your Accounting

Thanks to the cloud and automation, outsourcing has never been a more viable option than it is today. Quite often, outsourcing can be more efficient and less expensive than hiring dedicated staff. In this video, we'll cover the benefits of outsourcing your accounting.

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Balancing Digital and Personal Feedback Strategies for Nonprofits

Balancing Digital and Personal Feedback Strategies for Nonprofits

In today’s digital age, nonprofits face the challenge of gathering actionable feedback from clients without falling victim to survey fatigue. Balancing online surveys with personal interactions is key to ensuring clients feel valued and heard. By incorporating diverse feedback channels, nonprofits can enhance program effectiveness and foster deeper connections with those they serve.
Navigating the Complexities of Alternative Investments for Your Nonprofit

Navigating the Complexities of Alternative Investments for Your Nonprofit

Alternative investments promise high returns but come with significant risks and tax implications. From hedge funds to cryptocurrency, these options lack easily ascertainable market values and can be illiquid, posing challenges for nonprofits. Manager selection, high fees, and unrelated business income (UBI) tax issues further complicate matters. Professional guidance is crucial to determine if such investments align with your nonprofit's financial goals and to navigate potential pitfalls.
Proactive Steps for Nonprofits on Addressing Audit Report Findings

Proactive Steps for Nonprofits on Addressing Audit Report Findings

External audits provide critical assurance that your nonprofit's financial statements are accurate and help prevent fraud. However, ignoring the recommendations in an audit report can jeopardize your organization's future. This article highlights the importance of thoroughly discussing audit findings with key stakeholders and promptly implementing necessary improvements to internal controls.
Turning the Tide: Strategies to Combat Negative Perceptions of Your Nonprofit

Turning the Tide: Strategies to Combat Negative Perceptions of Your Nonprofit

A recent survey highlights both trust and skepticism toward nonprofits, with only 18% of respondents feeling charities are on the "right track." Maintaining public trust is crucial for nonprofits, and this involves transparency, leveraging staff and volunteers, and being prepared for backlash. Even with the best efforts, some negative perceptions may persist, and it's essential to know when to focus on more receptive audiences.
Form 990 Prep: Four Overlooked Issues Nonprofits Must Address

Form 990 Prep: Four Overlooked Issues Nonprofits Must Address

The deadline for most not-for-profits to file Form 990 has passed, but it's never too early to start preparing for next year's filing. This article emphasizes the importance of staying vigilant about four often-overlooked areas: fundraising expenses, operations abroad, diverted assets, and loans to disqualified persons. By addressing these issues proactively, nonprofits can ensure accurate reporting and minimize audit risk.
AI in Nonprofits: Balancing Efficiency with Ethical Considerations

AI in Nonprofits: Balancing Efficiency with Ethical Considerations

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers nonprofits the potential to enhance efficiency and reduce costs by automating routine tasks like grant proposals and donor communications. However, the adoption of AI must be approached with caution due to ethical concerns such as bias and job displacement. This article explores practical steps for nonprofits to responsibly integrate AI, including starting with pilot programs, ensuring human oversight, and updating job training. Careful consideration of AI's benefits and potential pitfalls can help nonprofits make informed decisions about its use.
Business Implications of FTC’s Noncompete Ban

Business Implications of FTC’s Noncompete Ban

The Federal Trade Commission's impending ban on noncompete agreements, effective September 2024, has stirred controversy and legal challenges. This article navigates the complexities of valuing noncompetes amid legal uncertainties, emphasizing the impact on business strategies and financial assessments. For a comprehensive analysis of this evolving landscape, read the full article.
Navigating QTIP Estate Planning for Blended Families

Navigating QTIP Estate Planning for Blended Families

If you're remarried and have children from a prior marriage, you may worry about how you'll equitably divide your estate among loved ones. A qualified terminable interest property (QTIP) trust may help. It's structured to provide future security to spouses and children as well as tax benefits — even if estate tax laws change over time.
Occupational Fraud Unmasked: Key Insights from ACFE’s 2024 Report

Occupational Fraud Unmasked: Key Insights from ACFE’s 2024 Report

Discover the profound impact of occupational fraud through ACFE's "Occupational Fraud 2024: A Report to the Nations." This authoritative study unveils the prevalence of fraud across industries, identifies common schemes, and underscores the crucial role of robust internal controls in safeguarding organizations. Gain essential insights into fraud prevention strategies and ensure your organization stays ahead in combating occupational fraud.
Qualifying for the 0% Tax Rate for LTCG and Dividend Rate

Qualifying for the 0% Tax Rate for LTCG and Dividend Rate

Many individuals can benefit from a 0% federal income tax rate on net long-term capital gains (LTCGs) and qualified dividends. For instance, married couples filing jointly can have up to $123,250 of adjusted gross income, including LTCGs and dividends, without owing federal taxes on these earnings. Even if your income exceeds this threshold, there are strategies to set up loved ones for tax-efficient benefits. Explore how to navigate these opportunities and potentially save on taxes, ensuring you make the most of current tax laws before potential changes in the future.
Fraud Response and Prevention: Essential Steps for Businesses

Fraud Response and Prevention: Essential Steps for Businesses

Occupational fraud poses a severe threat to businesses beyond financial loss, impacting reputation and internal culture. This article outlines the critical steps to take after discovering fraud, including legal actions, involving forensic accountants, and strengthening internal controls. Proactive measures such as surprise audits and fraud training can significantly reduce the risk and impact of fraud.
Is Long-Term Care Insurance Right for You? Key Considerations

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Right for You? Key Considerations

Long-term care insurance can protect your savings from the high costs of nursing home care. This article explains the importance of such insurance, its coverage options, and essential features to consider. Stay informed and secure your future by understanding how long-term care insurance can provide financial and emotional relief.
Health Plan Scams: How to Spot and Avoid Fraudulent Schemes

Health Plan Scams: How to Spot and Avoid Fraudulent Schemes

Health plan scams prey on vulnerable individuals seeking affordable insurance. This article exposes common tactics used by scammers, outlines warning signs to watch for, and emphasizes the importance of thorough verification before committing to any health plan. Protect yourself and your finances by staying informed and vigilant against fraudulent schemes.
Top Preparation Tips Handle an IRS Benefit Audit

Top Preparation Tips Handle an IRS Benefit Audit

Receiving an IRS audit notice for an employee benefit plan is daunting, but preparation is key. This article outlines the audit process, offers top preparation tips from the IRS, and emphasizes the importance of regular independent audits for compliance. Stay informed and ready to ensure a smooth audit experience.
U.S. Supreme Court ends Chevron-level deference to agency interpretation of law

U.S. Supreme Court ends Chevron-level deference to agency interpretation of law

The Supreme Court recently overturned the Chevron doctrine, which previously required courts to defer to agency interpretations of unclear statutes.