About Nonprofit Update

Welcome to everyone arriving here from an internet search! I hope the site helps you out.

The goal of this blog is to provide the non-profit community with helpful accounting, tax, and finance information.  Since my everyday world is accounting and auditing, there will also be lots of discussion of those areas.

I am also blogging at other sites.

  • Attestation Update focuses on audit and other attestation issues.  Also discussing peer review and quality control, as I already mentioned.  That will be the place for the more technical discussions.
  • Outrun Change talks about the massive change taking place around us. If we don’t outrun that change, it will overwhelm us.
  • Once Upon Internal Control uses creative visual ways to communicate internal control ideas through short, animated cartoons.

You can browse the site by choosing a topical area in the categories box at the right. You could also use the search box in the top right corner to look for a specific topic, such as ‘mileage’ for vehicle reimbursement.

A bit about me

I am a CPA providing audits, reviews, compilations, tax return preparation, and consulting services to the nonprofit community.   These can be leveraged to help non-profits improve in the areas of accounting, finance, and management.

I also provide peer reviews to other CPA firms. You can see some posts on peer reviews and quality control at my other blog.

I am intentionally a sole practitioner, which means I am a one-person CPA firm by choice.  Technology makes this possible. The desire to have the maximum impact for my clients makes this preferable.  The geographic focus of my firm in Southern California makes this easy.

Acceptable comments

Comments are welcome on the blog. All comments will be moderated because of the way the internet world is today. If you post a comment, thanks.  Please understand it may be a while before I review the comment.

Comments that contain ad hominem attacks on me or others or that use foul language won’t get posted. Likewise with racist, crude, or nasty comments.

Here is a working description of the standard I will use:  If I won’t want my wife or mom to read the comment, it won’t get approved. The only determining factor for what is appropriate is my judgment.

I welcome disagreement and opposing opinions. If you get irritated by my opinions and say so, that is fine. Share that too deeply and I will delete your comments.

If those standards are troublesome, then feel free to start your own blog.

Even though I screen all comments and may delete some that don’t meet the minimum standards described above, I’m not responsible for what others may say.

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If you have any concerns about the accuracy of anything you see here, please let me know. You may leave a comment anywhere and I’ll see it. Let me know what your concern is.

Quotes from scripture identified as NIV are taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House. All rights reserved.

Information on this blog is of a general nature and not intended to be specific professional advice. Seek the opinion of a professional to advise you in your specific situation.

Any tax advice contained in this communication is not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for the purpose of avoiding penalties under the Internal Revenue Code or applicable state or local tax law provisions.

I am not responsible for the accuracy or appropriateness of items you may find on sites or blogs I may link to.  While there is useful stuff on the linked pages or articles, I don’t know what else may be at those sites, so be careful.

Copyright 2013 through 2021 by James L. Ulvog, CPA.

Enjoy! I hope the blog will be a blessing to you.

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