Funding a not-for-profit is a big endeavor. Most organizations are familiar with the usual funding sources consisting of grants, donors, membership fees, crowdfunding sites, foundations, sponsorships and planned giving programs. What happens when you’re doing everything you can but you still need to generate additional revenue? This is when it’s time to look at some new and different funding sources that cut expenses and/or generate ... more
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Government Grants: Exchange or Contribution? It Depends.
When nonprofit organizations report certain government grants, revenue recognition standards can still be tricky. Although FASB has provided clarification, new accounting standards regarding revenue recognition from contracts (FASB ASC 605) have created more questions about how to categorize grants. Are they an exchange or a contribution? But first, let’s define the difference between an exchange and a contribution. Exchange transactions ... more