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Ensuring Sustainability Means Nonprofits Need to Act Now

Ensuring Sustainability Means Nonprofits Need to Act Now

MassNonprofit News | Although nonprofits cannot control market forces and potential changes in funding, they can take steps to ensure sustainability and greater capacity by broadening the scope of their financial planning process.  AAFCPAs Jeffrey Cicolini, CPA, CGMA provides actionable insights to help nonprofits ensure long-term sustainability.

AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop on Strategic Budgeting at MNN Annual Conference

AAFCPAs to Present Educational Workshop on Strategic Budgeting at MNN Annual Conference

AAFCPAs will happily present an educational workshop on Rethinking Your Budget: Leading Your Organization through a More Comprehensive Financial Planning Process at the tenth annual, 2017 Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) Conference in Framingham, MA on November 1st. This is an exciting, must-attend conference for nonprofit executives, board members and advocates. It provides exceptional professional development and networking for over 600 nonprofit professionals and for-profit affiliates from across the state. We... continue reading

AAFCPAs releases 8-part educational podcast series, designed to help nonprofits thrive

AAFCPAs releases 8-part educational podcast series, designed to help nonprofits thrive

AAFCPAs is excited to announce the release of our 8-part educational podcast series offering actionable takeaways for organizations to improve efficiency, effectiveness and performance controls. This collection of podcasts is the 2nd series of recordings from AAFCPAs’ Annual Nonprofit Educational Seminar. These podcasts, and accompanying introductory videos, feature full audio of thought-provoking sessions recorded on May 3rd, 2017 in front of a live audience of 300+ nonprofit executives and board members.  Several... continue reading

Charity Navigator Changes Financial Health Evaluation Methodology

Charity Navigator, America’s most visible charity evaluation platform, announced the release of CN 2.1, an updated version of the organization’s charity rating system.  The CN 2.1 charity rating methodology went into effect on June 1, 2016, and AAFCPAs advises our nonprofit clients to evaluate the new criteria to determine the potential impact on your Charity Navigator rating and potentially, donor perception. Charity Navigator has made the following changes to its... continue reading

Navigating Charity Evaluators

How nonprofits can positively impact their rating Communication and transparency are paramount for companies looking to win over advocates in the information age, and the nonprofit sector is no exception. Just as Yelp transformed business reviews and TripAdvisor changed the way the world chooses vacation destinations, evaluation tools are impacting donor perception of charities. The space is led by Charity Navigator, but competing tools such as Charity Watch and GiveWell... continue reading

Jeffrey Cicolini Honored for Service

At the May 3 annual meeting of the Salem State College Foundation, Treasurer Jeffrey V. Cicolini of Saugus was recognized with the Jacob S. Segal Award for his outstanding service to the organization. Cicolini, Vice president of Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Company P.C. in Westborough, is currently serving a second term as treasurer on the foundation’s executive committee. He also chairs its audit/finance committee. Cicolini is a 1994 graduate of... continue reading

Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co. Announces New Shareholders

The shareholders of Alexander, Aronson, Finning & Co., P.C. (AAF), one of New England’s largest regional CPA and consulting firms, are pleased to announce the appointment of John R. Buckley, CPA, and Jeffrey V. Cicolini, CPA, as shareholders of the firm. John R. Buckley, CPA, joined AAF in 1994 and works extensively within the nonprofit sector and with closely held businesses. His nonprofit client base includes associations, educational institutions and... continue reading