Government and Nonprofit

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We are proud of our services to the nonprofit community, including government entities, higher education, national trade associations, vocational schools, professional societies, advocacy groups, research organizations and foundations. Through years of working in this sector, we’ve developed a significant capability and fluency in the general business issues that may face these organizations. With more than 2,000 clients in the nonprofit sector firm wide, our team of professionals offers the hands-on experience and technical skill to serve the distinctive needs of our not-for-profit clients. We reach beyond a technical approach to analyze and advise our clients on the many elements of running a successful not-for-profit organization.

Beyond consulting on accounting methods, financial reporting, and taxes, we regularly advise our nonprofit clients on issues relating to, among other matters, cost savings, unrelated business income tax matters, employee benefits, real estate, information technology systems and operations efficiencies.

Working in close cooperation with our clients, our partners and staff can help resolve issues for not-for-profit organizations, and suggest approaches designed to yield more productive operations. Some of the services we provide to the industry include:

  • Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and related grant budgets
  • Strategic planning and organizational development for not-for-profit organizations
  • Budget preparation and training of client staff in preparing budgets
  • Computer installation and design of custom systems, with emphasis on the utilization of personal computers
  • Development of accounting and compliance manuals
  • Program, contract and financial compliance reviews and reporting to Federal, state and city funding sources
  • Compliance reviews of fund-raising reporting and allocation procedures
  • Tax preparation of Form 990 and Form 4970 Charities’ Registration
  • Timely updates on issues affecting not-for-profit organizations
  • Tailored workshops and presentations

The HQ of the National Practice, BDO’s Institute for Nonprofit Excellence SM has the skills and knowledge to best serve the needs of the nation’s not-for-profit sector. Based in Bethesda, Maryland, The Institute supports and collaborates with BDO and Alliance offices around the country to develop innovative and practical accounting and operational strategies for the tax-exempt organizations they serve. The Institute also serves as a resource, studying and disseminating information pertaining to not-for-profit accounting and business management.

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