Nonprofit

Mercadien Announces Executive Promotions; Names Three New Partners

Princeton, NJ & Philadelphia, PA – The Mercadien Group is pleased to announce several promotions within the firm’s corporate leadership team.  Ms. Bjondina Karpuzi, CPA, PSA, a member of the Private Company and Advisory Services Groups, was promoted to managing director of The Mercadien Group and principal in Mercadien, P.C., CPAs (the official titles of…

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What Do You Need to Know About the Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act?

The Accelerating Charitable Efforts (ACE) Act is proposed legislation aimed at reforming the tax laws that cover charitable donations made by Private Foundations (PFs) and Donor Advised Funds (DAFs). The Act is supported by a bipartisan organization called The Initiative to Accelerate Charitable Giving, or IACG. One aim of the proposed legislation is to restructure…

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Benefits of an Outsourced or Fractional CFO

Many emerging growth and middle-market companies stand to benefit from the expertise of an experienced financial and accounting professional but are hesitant to carry the cost of a full-time CFO or just struggle to fill that position.  Often, these organizations employ a bookkeeper and accounting personnel but lack a fully functional accounting department capable of…

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Webinar Replay: Not-For-(Their)-Profit: Prepare Your Organization for the Inevitable Cyber Attack

Mercadien’s Nonprofit & Human Services Group hosted a webinar in partnership with Armour Cybersecurity, Not-For-(Their)-Profit: Prepare Your Organization for The Inevitable Cyber Attack, on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 presented by David Chernitzky, Co-Founder of Armour Cybersecurity.  During the webinar, he went over: The latest cyber threats jeopardizing your security, privacy, and identity. The anatomy and…

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Vendor Cybersecurity Risk: Is Your Non-profit Prepared?

Last summer many in the non-profit sector received a communication informing them that their information, placed on Blackbaud’s servers has been captured by cybercriminals. Blackbaud — a popular cloud software company, powers many non-profit organizations by helping them manage donor information, finances, vendor facilitation, grants, marketing, and payments. Imagine the shock! Your closest supplier, the…

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Nonprofits – What’s Keeping You Up At Night?

The answer is probably “a lot of things” right? It is for many of us here at Mercadien. Our Nonprofit and Human Services Group meets regularly to discuss our clients’ top challenges and look at ways we can help them address their issues. We have gathered intel from our clients, the AICPA and NJCPA, the…

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Mercadien Announces Executive Promotions; Several Associates Promoted to Director

Mercadien is pleased to announce several promotions within the firm’s corporate leadership team.  Three professionals were promoted to the level of Director: Ms. Melissa Correa, CRCM, a member of the Financial Institutions Services Group and resident of Oklahoma City, OK; Mr. Matthew Daly, CPA, a member of both the Government Services and Audit and Assurance…

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Times Are Changing – Have You Reviewed & Updated Your Strategic Plan?

It’s hard to believe that over a year has gone by since many of us have changed the way we do business. I have only been in the office a handful of times over the last year; I am fortunate and can work from just about anywhere. Of course, for many of you, this is…

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NJ Funding Alert: Additional $235 Million in Small Business Relief

On Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed six bills, which provide additional assistance to small businesses that continue to struggle with the economic effects of the pandemic. The bill package provides $235 million to small businesses, allowing the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) to fulfill all eligible applications submitted during…

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Webinar Replay: The Diversity Imperative: How to Become a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Nonprofit

Lovepreet Buttar, CPA, MBA, CGMA, PSA, Managing Director of Mercadien’s Nonprofit & Human Services Group participated as moderator in Fleming Petenko Law’s webinar, The Diversity Imperative: How to Become a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive Nonprofit on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. Other presenters included Noel Fleming, Esq. and Kayci Petenko, Esq. of Fleming Petenko Law and Ira…

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