SVCF Philanthropy Now Podcast

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Apr 26, 2017

Today we're joined by Director Lea Rauscher, Christine Morissette, & Damon James of our Grants, Gifts, and Compliance team for a conversation about the ins and outs of international grantmaking. SVCF grants millions of dollars to international charities, but it's by no means a simple process.

We kick things off by outlining the collaborative approach SVCF takes when working with donors that want to make international donations. We then then discuss us about the importance of gathering information about international organizations and setting grant agreements with grantees. 

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Apr 12, 2017

Today we're joined by SVCF's COO and CFO Paul Velaski and Moss Adams Partner Liz Dollar to discuss the Financial Accounting Standards Board's updates to the accounting standards for nonprofit entities.

Paul and Liz start off by outlining the update's primary objective: updating accounting reporting models for nonprofits. Liz walks us through some of the major changes to reporting, which by and large should have a positive effect on the nonprofit sector. We cover early adoption of these standards, how disclosure requirements will change, and why accounting should be easier thanks to these updates.

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