Nonprofit Roundup: November 2016

Accounting - boring? Not when you work with nonprofits! We’re proud of the nonprofit organizations we serve, and feel lucky to end every day knowing that we've helped an organization create good in the world.

As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s a great time to spread the word about the wonderful things our nonprofit clients have been doing, and to share ways in which everyone can help these organizations fulfill their mission. We’re thankful for our amazing clients!

Nonprofit Roundup November 2016


Nomba Ganamé, field manager of the WILD Foundation’s Mali Elephant Project, recently received a Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Conservation Fund. This prestigious award recognizes local citizens for their commitment to reversing the decline of wildlife and engaging communities in conservation. The Mali Elephant Project is a joint initiative between the WILD Foundation and the International Conservation Fund of Canada. Nomba’s work in Mali brings different groups of people together with the understanding that protecting elephants (through resource management, habitat restoration, and anti-poaching initiatives) benefits not just the elephants, but also the human population. Congratulations, Nomba!

The National Association for Interpretation recently wrapped up a successful National Conference in Corpus Christi. Held in a different location every year, this annual conference brings NAI members together from across the country to learn from each other and advance the profession of heritage interpretation. With a headquarters in Fort Collins, Colorado, NAI serves more than 5,000 members nationwide, providing leadership, education, and professional certification to those who work and volunteer in the field of heritage interpretation - including parks, museums, nature centers, zoos and aquariums, botanical gardens, commercial tour companies, and more.

We love sharing our clients’ stories, and this month’s Client Spotlight focuses on Voices for Children CASA. This Boulder County organization recruits and trains Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) to provide one-on-one support for abused and neglected children. By providing committed, consistent advocacy, Voices for Children CASA reduces the chances of these children slipping through the cracks of the social welfare system. Read our Client Spotlight or visit the Voices for Children CASA website to learn more about this organization’s mission - and how you can help!


We love seeing nonprofits collaborate! Two of our Ann Arbor accounting clients - Ozone House and Food Gatherers - joined together with Swoop’s Food Pantry as beneficiaries of the most successful “Cranksgiving” in Ann Arbor history. Part scavenger hunt, part food drive, part bike ride, this community cycling event ultimately donated more than 1000 pounds of food and personal care items to these worthy organizations.

Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County has contracted with the US Department of State for many years to help resettle refugees in the Ann Arbor area. This year, JFS has been working hard to settle the largest number of refugees in the agency’s history. To handle the increase, JFS is launching a new “Welcome Wagon” initiative - a large-scale volunteer corps, recruited and trained by JFS in collaboration with other organizations. More than 200 volunteers have already applied, and the JFS Festival of Lights concert on December 11th will benefit the refugee resettlement program. Learn more at and follow Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County on Facebook to stay updated on their efforts.