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Accounting
Organization Description Keywords
Corliss & Solomon, PLLC

We’re a local, certified public accounting firm focused exclusively on providing auditing, form 990 preparation and consulting services to nonprofit organizations in Asheville and throughout Western North Carolina.

We maintain a tight, intense focus in our chosen service area – the nonprofit sector. For over 17 years we’ve worked with over 100 nonprofit organizations of all sizes in Asheville and surrounding areas. In that time, we’ve cultivated the experience and knowledge base to become a valuable resource to our clients. And that’s a resource that isn’t simply relegated to audit time – it’s one we make accessible throughout the year for assistance with accounting and financial matters, grant compliance and other organizational issues as questions arise.

Our clients include a range of nonprofit types, including:

- Social service organizations
- Environmental organizations
- Health care organizations
- Cultural arts organizations
- Professional membership associations
- Social action organizations
- Churches and religious organizations
- Volunteer fire departments
- Schools and learning centers
- Community college foundations
- Animal protection/humane societies

We believe in making a long-term commitment to each organization we have the opportunity to work with. We believe that being a smaller firm leads to bigger things, like more individual attention, better service, and easier access when you need it most, not just when it’s convenient for us. As part of our commitment to developing and maintaining these long-term client relationships, every client we serve has direct access to our principals. Whether we’re preparing an audit, doing your annual form 990 or providing planning support, we bring a personal touch to the table. We value progress over profit, and working toward greater goals with clients like you who put their best foot forward every day to tackle problems and make the community and the world a better place. In a nutshell, we believe in helping good things grow.

Auditor, financial review, Form 990
CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP)

CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP) is a professional services firm committed to creating opportunities for our clients, our people, and our communities.

Our vast network of deep industry specialized professionals and resources present and deliver services to clients seamlessly through values that drive our behavior: curious, collaborative, transparent, inclusive, and reliable. It’s simply how we do business.

We are dedicated to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive culture that thrives on different beliefs and perspectives. Our DEI team identifies strategies that foster and support the many dimensions of diversity within the firm. When we embrace an inclusive culture, we can truly know and help each other and our clients – that’s how we create opportunities together. Our desired outcome is to be representative of the communities that we serve now and in the future. We are putting DEI into our DNA! Click to see our Transparency Report for 2021 https://www.claconnect.com/-/media/files/resources-supporting/2021_cla_t...

CLA has a dedicated nonprofit group, a team focused on providing high‐quality services to nonprofits organizations. Members of CLA’s nonprofit group focus almost exclusively on serving nonprofit organizations, so they have the experience and commitment to fully understand your challenges and opportunities.

Nonprofit organizations are a dynamic, unique area of accounting, and require constant attention and monitoring. Our knowledge of the industry is crucial to offering actionable activities. As a firm with more than 60 years of experience, serving more than 9,000 nonprofit clients, we possess an in-depth understanding of organizational challenges and are able to respond promptly and effectively to help meet them.

CLA’s assurance and advisory principals are national leaders on several standard-setting bodies. Several have assisted with the writing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) practice and audit guides specifically for nonprofit organizations, chaired technical boards, and led state CPA organizations. Many of our professionals gather client thoughts and submit responses to the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB). As participants in these states and national standard-setting bodies, our professionals are on the cutting edge of new developments that affect you. Our work in these emerging areas gives you an advantage planning ahead. This makes CLA the best of both worlds, a local team dedicated to the nonprofit industry with the national resources.

Audit Services

In the current environment of increased oversight and new federal funding being available through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever to find qualified auditors who have significant experience with federal grants. Therefore, the single audits are performed by a team of individuals who are managed by personnel who specialize in single audits in accordance with OMB’s Uniform Guidance and who can offer both knowledge and quality. As part of our quality control process, the single audit will be reviewed by a firm Designated Single Audit Reviewer. Based on information from the Federal Audit Clearinghouse for audits with fiscal years ends between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020, CLA performs the largest number of single audits in the United States. We audited nearly $93 BILLION dollars in federal funds in 2020. This not only shows our experience in serving organizations that receive federal funds but it demonstrates our firm’s dedication to serving the government and nonprofit industries. In addition, CLA prepares more 990s than any other professional firm in the United States based on data obtained from CauseIQ.

Pre Covid-19, CLA adopted our Seamless Assurance Advantage (SAA) which is an innovative approach to auditing that utilizes technology, analytics, and audit methods to help solve client problems and create a seamless experience. Unlike any conventional audit process, SAA does not depend on a physical location. It reduces the time our professionals spend on site, creates fewer disruptions for our clients, enables more efficient use of resources and allows for more impactful interactions with clients. As part of our process, we utilize a secure web-based application to request and obtain documents necessary to complete engagements. This application allows clients to view detailed information including due dates for requested items, attach electronic files and add commentary related to the document requests directly in the application. In addition, we realize that effective communication throughout the engagement is critical to the successful and timely completion of an engagement. Therefore, during engagements we hold regular status meetings to enhance day-to-day operations, results and any issues are commonly understood and addressed. This allows us to 1) provide a constant technique for monitoring progress against plan; 2) identify issues quickly to allow for timely corrective action; 3) provide objective rather than subjective evaluation of status; 4) provide timely information on a regular basis and 5) assist with obtaining buy-in of any audit recommendations on a timely basis.

Outsourced Finance and Accounting

We can provide full or part-time outsourced professionals to support the accounting function, whether you need staff to handle your day-to-day transactions, a controller to help you scale your back-office operations or a consulting CFO to weigh in on financial management issues and provide industry specific guidance.

We are committed to addressing what matters most to you:
• Leveraging technology to streamline internal processes
• Improving timelieness and clarifty in financial reporting
• Keeping up with constantly changing compliance issues
• Turning your back office from a fixed cost to a variable cost
• Utilizing timely and reliable financial information to make critical decisions

Executive Search and Talent Solutions

Since 1995, we have conducted hundreds of local, regional, and national executive level searches for nonprofit organizations. Every day we work alongside the principals and staff of CLA which gives us immediate and personal access to industry-specific knowledge and contacts – a benefit we pass on to our clients.

CLA’s Executive Search and Talent Solutions teams work with your organization to support your goals, dreams and ultimately to impact your success. We develop honest and sincere relationships with you by expressing our genuine interest in your organization and we heavily invest our personnel resources to provide a noticeably different client service.

Please see more information on our offerings at www.claconnect.com and contact us at (704) 998-5222 for a free quote.

Audit, outsourced accounting, executive search firm
Chazin & Company

Experience Mission-Driven Accounting

Accounting is our business−nonprofits are our passion. This passion, coupled with years of practical experience, has made Chazin & Company the premier provider of virtual outsourced accounting and finance solutions for the nonprofit sector.

By combining our highly qualified professionals with state of the art technology, Chazin & Company is able to consistently deliver superior service to our clients.

What are the benefits of outsourcing your accounting to Chazin & Company?
• Timely, accurate and reliable financial reports
• Clean, worry-free audits
• Expert accounting professionals at all levels
• Substantial savings in personnel costs
• Access to cutting edge technology

Why choose Chazin & Company?
• Our understanding, passion and commitment to the nonprofit sector
• Our extensive experience with nonprofit accounting and reporting
• Our in-depth knowledge of GAAP and audit requirements
• Our expertise surrounding best practice, internal controls and governance

Outsourced accounting has proven to be both efficient and cost effective, which enables our clients to dedicate more of their time and resources to their mission. Whether you need full accounting support or periodic reviews and/or oversight of your internal accounting staff, we are your solution.

Please contact us at info@chazinandcompany for a free consultation.

Nonprofit Financials, Accounting and Bookkeeping, Audit preparation
C. DeWitt Foard & Company, PA, CPAs

A certified public accounting firm offering tax and audit services to Charlotte and surrounding communities for over fifty years. We specialize in assurance services for not-for-profit organizations and churches.

Audit, Internal control, Cost certification
Blackman & Sloop CPAs

Established in 1973, Blackman & Sloop, CPAs, P.A., is a full-service accounting firm. We take our commitment to the community as seriously as we do our commitment to our clients. One of our firm’s core values is to PAY IT FORWARD, which fuels our passion for making a difference in the communities where we live and work. We believe that being a good steward results in positive changes to the world around us.

We invite you to discover our broad range of full-service accounting and advisory services, including:
• Application for Recognition of Exemption Preparation
• Audit, Review, and Compilation Services
• Preparation and Assessment
• Analysis of Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)
• Comprehensive Accounting and Bookkeeping Services
• Accounting System Design, Set-up, and Training
• Governance
• Private Foundation Services
• Internal Control Studies and Reviews
• Compliance Reviews
• Strategic Planning
• Data Analytics Services

To learn more about Blackman & Sloop and our complete line of services customized for your organization, please visit our website at: https://nonprofit.b-scpa.com/

Accounting, Audit, and Tax
Araize

Araize is the provider of the FastFund Online software system, a complete financial management system designed specifically for nonprofit organizations. FastFund Online is the only SaaS system that incorporates nonprofit, fund accounting, fund raising, donor management and payroll in a single solution. FastFund Online will help your organization be more transparent, provide better stewardship of funds, generate more meaningful financial statements for management to better and more informed decisions. FastFund Online is designed by CPAs for the unique fiscal challenges of nonprofits. FastFund licensing includes unlimited customer support, free post sales consulting, all updates and upgrades and free training webinars. With the FastFund Online system, you will take control of your fiscal responsibilities, help fulfill your mission and be more sustainable.

Accounting software, Fund Raising Software, Payroll Software
Communications & Marketing
Organization Description Keywords
Insights From Analytics

I work with individuals and groups to identify their vision, mission, and strategic positioning to create their brand story and develop and implement an integrated marketing communications plan to drive awareness, engagement, and involvement by creating emotionally compelling brand stories.

I have done this work for more than 100 companies and 20 non-profits over the course of my career.

positioning, Branding, Storytelling
iMission Institute Inc

iMission is a digital-first strategic marketing and technology agency exclusively serving nonprofit and public sector organizations. We deliver solutions that make nonprofits more productive, responsive, proactive, and impactful. Services include:
• Salesforce for Nonprofits
• Web Development
• Search Marketing including Google Grants
• Content Marketing including Search Engine Optimization
• Social Network Marketing & Engagement
• Digital Fundraising & Advocacy
• Data Analytics and Digital Mapping
• Email, Text and Direct Mail Marketing
• Technology Integration

Learn more at www.imissioninstitute.org.

website, Salesforce, marketing
Carrboro Creative

At Carrboro Creative, we’ve worked with countless nonprofits, helping them power up the great work they do with growth-driven branding, website design, and graphic design services. We know you’re up to your eyeballs running your nonprofit; that’s why we use proven processes to make your experience easy and stress-free. Whether you’re tech-savvy or a “technophobe,” each step is spelled out, so you feel confident knowing everything’s under control.

We know how to bring your real, authentic brand to life, even when you find it hard to describe what that is. By uncovering the core of who you are, what you offer, and why you’re different, we encapsulate your brand with a purpose-driven website, strong branding assets, and clear brand guidelines.

website design, Branding, graphic design
Atrómitos, LLC

Atrómitos is an SBA-certified woman-owned small business committed to helping our clients do big things. While we partner with a variety of organizations, our work reflects a singular common mission: Creating healthier, more resilient, and more equitable communities.

Working toward this shared goal requires cross-sectional collaboration. To this end, we have assembled a mighty team of experts in public health, health administration, policy, strategic planning, change management, and marketing and communications. Collectively, we have decades of experience at the top levels of government, with dynamic nonprofit organizations, and in the private sector. We have both the diverse technical expertise as well as the practical operational expertise needed to drive change.

We believe (fervently) in “better” and in our ability to effect this change. Through our work with our clients, we support and create systems that allow for the more rational and equitable administration of resources and more efficient, ethical, and sustainable business practices.

Headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina, Atrómitos has team members across the country in Virginia, Connecticut, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Illinois with reach and relationships across the country and the world.

Strategic Planning, Policy and Research, Program Design and Evaluation