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What’s a Fixed Asset?

A Fixed Asset is created when you purchase or acquire through donation equipment, land, building, vehicles, furniture or other assets that have a useful life of more than one year AND cost more than a certain predetermined dollar amount.  A Fixed Asset is most often a...

Law of Diminishing Returns

You may not know this, but we accountant-types think numbers are fascinating!  They are interesting and multi-faceted; they tell a story, many stories.  It is easy for me and my team of accountant-types to get completely absorbed in our fascination with numbers.  The...

How Much Operating Reserve Do We Need?

One of the biggest challenges for nonprofit organization is the constant attention that must be paid to cash flow.  The contributions, especially grant awards, arrive as a large amount of cash that must be used sparingly over a period of several months until the next...