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Mission-critical accounting and advisory services for not-for-profit organizations

Not-for-profits operate under intense donor scrutiny and oversight from regulatory and tax authorities. With economic conditions depressing fundraising and more competition for grants, your group must comply with best practices in accounting and financial management to protect its tax-exempt status while maintaining focus on the mission.

The intersection of professional experience and personal commitment

DHG professionals have the not-for-profit tax, accounting and advisory skills you need. We also offer the perspective of service as officers and board members for tax-exempt entities at the local, state and national level. At DHG, we have built a team of professionals that have selected this career path and have the passion, drive and experience to assist our clients in serving their constituencies, members and communities.

This team helps provide guidance in the following key areas:

  • Assurance, financial and program audits
  • Annual information returns (Form 990)
  • Accounting services and outsourcing services 
  • OMB 133 audit and requirement support
  • Board governance
  • Internal control assessments
  • Risk and IT advisory services
  • Strategic financial planning
  • Tax-exempt status issues
  • Transaction advisory services

A higher standard of accountability and transparency

Our services are designed to support not-for-profit Management Teams, Boards and Audit Committees. We can assist in strategy surrounding revenue sources and operational efficiency, while upholding donor trust in your ability to carry out the organizational mission. This process includes identification and implementation of all the best practices surrounding your accounting and financial systems along with board reporting and oversight.

Guidance in acquiring and divesting assets

DHG’s 80-plus years of experience in working with real estate deal structuring offers value to non-for-profit groups. Recognizing that many organizations, trade associations, healthcare systems, retirement communities and shelters are owners of real estate. We can help you minimize risk in the acquisition and divestiture of property, resolve complex tax issues and structure debt to reduce costs and improve cash flow. The ability to integrate professional specialists from other DHG practices adds substantial value to our advisory services.


  • Assurance, Financial and Program Audits
  • OMB Circular A-133 Audit and Consultation
  • Internal Audit
  • Internal Control Assessments


  • Accounting Services and Outsourcing Services
  • Annual Information Returns (Form 990)
  • Tax-Exempt Status Issues


  • Board Governance
  • IT Advisory Services
  • Strategic Financial Planning
  • Transaction Advisory Services

Publications Publications
What Every Not-for-Profit Needs to Know about State ...
Most not-for-profit organizations engage in fundraising. However, not all not-for-profit organizations are properly registered in the states where
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Return on Investment: Not Just a For-Profit-Business...
In the for-profit world today, executives and analysts are often discussing a company’s or project’s return on investment or ROI. ROI does not have to be,
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Cost Sharing Collaboration: How Not-For-Profits Work...

Economic uncertainty and competition for contributions force not-for-profit organizations to look for ways to reduce costs without reducing the program
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Tamara Vineyard Named a Finalist for the March of Di...
Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG), a top 20 public accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce that Tamara Vineyard, CPA, Partner has been named a
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Mosrie Appointed to NFP Advisory Committee of FASB
Norman Mosrie, DHG Healthcare assurance partner, was recently appointed to a four-year term on the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC) of the Financial
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IRS Issues Interim Guidance Regarding Excise Tax for...
On December 31, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Notice 2019-09, which provides interim guidance for exempt organizations to comply with
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IRS Issues Guidance for Parking Expenses as Qualifie...
The Internal Revenue Service issued Notice 2018-99 on Monday, December 10, delivering interim guidance to calculate the amount of non-deductible parking
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Key Tax Reform Provisions Affecting Tax Exempt Organ...
On December 22, 2017, the tax reform bill formerly known as H.R. 1 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed by President Trump. Although many have focused on the
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Recent Investigation of a Not-for-Profit Organization

A former CFO embezzled in excess of $445,000 from her not-for-profit employer.  Although this situation is something the Forensics group deals with
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Crowdfunding 101 – A Basic Review of an InNovative F...
Crowdfunding, in general, refers to the collective networking and cooperative aggregation of financial resources through the use of the Internet to support
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Not-for-Profits and Executive Compensation
Not-for-profit board members and management are routinely challenged to attract and retain talented executives who will help lead the organization in
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We understand the myriad of challenges that not-for-profit organizations face and we are committed to serving the needs of the industry.

Our Not-for-Profit Clients Include:

  • Charitable and Human Service Organizations
  • Civil, Cultural, Fraternal and Social Organizations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Environmental and Animal Welfare
  • Faith Based Organizations, Houses of Worship & Auxiliary Services
  • Health and Welfare Organizations
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Providers
  • Housing and Shelter Providers
  • Independent Elementary and Secondary Schools
  • Membership Organizations
  • Museums
  • Political Action Committees
  • Private and Community Foundations
  • Rural Electric Utilities
  • Sports, Recreational and Youth Programs
  • Symphony Orchestras
  • Trade and Professional Associations

We help contain costs — including ours 

One of the questions we’re asked in discussions with non-profits is how we contain our costs and whether they can afford our services. Our experience with not-for-profits guides our services and our recommendations to eliminate waste. We work hard to ensure that what we do generates revenue, contains costs and improves cash flow for a cumulative value that exceeds our fees.

Beyond that, DHG’s commitment to your organizations is to help you fulfill your mission, to “do good” rather than “do well.”

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