Nonprofit Roundup: October 2016

Not every accountant can say they honestly love their job, but in our case it's true! 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.

Year-end fundraising is already in full swing for many of our nonprofit clients, and they have a lot on their plate! Here’s what they’ve been up to this month:

Nonprofit Roundup October 2016


Darren Pratt at the University Press of Colorado wrote a recent piece on the UPC blog about why a university press is a good investment. From simple ROI (67 university presses with a collective budget of $28 million generated a whopping $261.5 million in book sales in 2016!) to university brand extension and global dissemination of research, he makes a persuasive case for the growth and support of university presses worldwide. Read the full post here.

This week, the Metro Denver Dental Society is manning a booth at ADA 2016, the American Dental Association’s annual meeting at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. Follow MDDS on Facebook or stop by to say hi - and don’t forget your toothbrush!

Did you miss our Client Spotlight with the Spring Institute for Intercultural Learning? Check out our interview with Michele Soli at the Spring Institute to find out how this Colorado nonprofit has brought people of different languages and cultures together for over 37 years.


CraneFest, one of Michigan Audubon Society’s premier annual events, is in the books for another year! The Sandhill Crane and Art Festival took place on October 8th & 9th at the Kiwanis Youth Conservation Area in Bellevue, MI, and by all accounts was a huge success. If you missed the event, you still have the opportunity to attend weekend viewings of the sandhill crane in Bellevue each Saturday and Sunday evening (4:00 pm - dusk) through November 13th.

Did you miss the Food Gatherers Mow Down Hunger match campaign? Good news! You still have a chance to double your contribution with the Bank of America’s Feeding America campaign, now through December 31. Enter a Washtenaw County zip code and specify “Your Local Food Bank” to send your donation to Ann Arbor’s Food Gatherers. For every $1 you donate, Bank of America will match your donation with $2 more!

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WeRobotics traveled from their headquarters in Delaware to Zanzibar this month at the invitation of the State University of Zanzibar. In partnership with the SUZA drone team, they mapped Jozani forest and the eastern coastline with aerial robots. Take a look at these awesome photos from their trip, and learn more about their local capacity building efforts.