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Interview with Jody Deffes, relishes training clients
By Denise McMahon In Interviews Posted May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Execute Now!’s Jody Deffes relishes training his clients “I have a small problem—I can’t do anything halfway,” confesses Jody Deffes. Deffes is a senior staff accountant with Execute Now! and has been assisting nonprofits with their financials for the past year. The nonprofits who’ve worked with Deffes during the past year have no doubt experienced […]
A healthy dose of kindness weakens our financial position
By Erica Crenshaw In Podcasts Posted May 6, 2013 0 Comments
A healthy dose of kindness weakens our financial position Why is everyone in the nonprofit sector so darn nice to one another? Albert Rugesa, president of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, says the constant kindness in our sector is going to be what kills our causes in the end. Caroline Preston’s Chronicle of Philanthropy article, […]
Four trends will impact your financial management
Four trends will impact your financial management Many of us wish we had a crystal ball for strategic planning and financial forecasting. Marc Chardon, CEO of nonprofit software provider Blackbaud, came close to this wish in his article last month, “Peering into the Nonprofit Crystal Ball.” He identified four key trends that will have the […]
Two thriving economies with divergent futures
Two thriving nonprofit economies with divergent stories to tell Over the past two months I couldn’’t help but notice the convergence of several articles reporting positively about the nonprofit sector in both Indiana and Maryland.  Each state has acknowledged the significant impact the sector has on their employment rate, the local economy and their respective […]
A New Year and a New Business Model
A New Year and a New Business Model It’s no coincidence our sector is looking at redefining its business models when 88% of nonprofits in 2012 were faced with increases in the demand for their services despite 57% barely having enough cash on hand to last them three months. In “ Pride & Prejudice: (What) […]
CPA v CFO
By Erica Crenshaw In Strategic Finance Posted April 29, 2013 0 Comments
Who Best Meets My Needs: CPA or CFO? The age old question, “do I need a CPA or a CFO?” Often times to save money or simply out of a lack of knowledge, organizations will ask a CPA to fulfill the duties of a CFO. Worse yet some CEOs will hire a CPA and not […]
An inside look at nonprofit financial challenges with Larry Dyer
By Denise McMahan In Interviews Posted January 22, 2013 0 Comments
An inside look at nonprofit financial challenges with Larry Dyer by: Denise McMahan, CausePlanet “One of the most common scenarios I observe in nonprofit financial management is the charity’s leaders don’t make any changes when they’re losing money,” says Larry Dyer, Director of Finance at Execute Now!. “The most noticeable example of this was post-Katrina. […]
Interview with YWCA CEO
By Denise McMahan In Interviews Posted January 22, 2013 0 Comments
Execute Now! lends a financial hand to longstanding nonprofit by: Denise McMahan, CausePlanet   Even longstanding pillars of our nonprofit community need a hand now and then. The YWCA of Baton Rouge was fortunate to have the combined strength of a veteran CEO and the expertise of a financial firm during the last year. “Execute […]