Nonprofit Roundup: November 2014

Not every accountant can claim that they love their job, but in our case it's true! We love our nonprofit clients and feel lucky to end every day knowing that in some small way we've helped an organization create change in the world.

Wow, our clients are busy this month! Click on the links to learn more about each nonprofit organization and their respective missions.

Altruic Advisors Nonprofit Roundup November 2014


The National Association for Interpretation is busy running the 2014 National Workshop for professionals in the fields of natural, cultural and historical heritage interpretation. This year's workshop is November 18-22 in Denver, CO.

EmBOLDen Alliances is in the process of signing MOUs (Memoranda of Understanding) with three East and West African nonprofits to assist them with operations and management to maximize the impact on their communities. EmBOLDen Alliances is also currently redesigning pre-deployment training for short-term medical volunteers and designing an online training system in International Humanitarian Assistance.

Reading Village founder Linda Smith is in Guatemala, meeting with the organization’s scholars. Check out the Reading Village blog to read about her trip and see the impact of Reading Village programs in rural Guatemala.

Books published by the University Press of Colorado have been racking up the awards! Recent awards include:

  • Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers by Jackie Grutsch McKinney - 2014 IWCA Best Book Award

  • Yellowstone Wildlife by Paul Johnsgard (photos by Thomas D. Mangelsen) - 2014 Nebraska Book Award for Non-Fiction: Natural History

  • Life on the Rocks by Bruce Smith - 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards winner in Nature & Environment and Design & Artistic Merit

The Colorado Wildlife Heritage Foundation is throwing their 25th Anniversary Breakfast With the Governors on December 3 at 7:00 am at the Brown Palace Hotel in Denver, CO. They also recently selected a winner for their 2015 Waterfowl Stamp Art. This program provides funding for wetland conservation.

The Colorado African Organization welcomed their new executive director, Maria Guillory-Flippen.

Optometry Giving Sight launched its first crowdfunding campaign to raise money for eye exams and glasses for impoverished El Salvadoran children.


Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley was the only Michigan Habitat affiliate (and one of only 11 nationwide) to receive a $70,000 grant from Lowe’s to be used for long-term, holistic neighborhood revitalization projects.

North Star Reach, a provisional member of Paul Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network, is crowdfunding a construction campaign to “Build the Boathouse” - the first structure at their Pinckney, MI camp for children with severe medical challenges.

Therapeutic Riding, Inc., which provides therapeutic horseback riding for special needs children and adults, was recently in the news for their 30th Anniversary celebrations and riding programs.

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County is gearing up for their Festival of Lights on Friday, December 12th in Ann Arbor, MI. This free event offers food, entertainment, and activities for all ages.

Partners in Personal Assistance is offering a free Speaker Series for seniors and people with disabilities. Their next session is on Michigan Rehab Services (MRS) and Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA). It will be held on Tuesday, December 9 at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, MI.

Need some holiday cheer? Performance Network Theatre’s production of This Wonderful Life opens November 25 in Ann Arbor, MI.

This Christmas season, shop the online Haiti Nursing Foundation’s catalog to help provide uniforms, textbooks, and meals for students at FSIL Nursing School in Leogane, Haiti - the first and only 4-year BSN degree school in Haiti.