How FP&A Process Improvement Can Unlock Nonprofit Transformation

People. Product. Process. Nonprofit leaders know that you need all three in place to really drive success on a worthwhile initiative. Yet when it comes to nonprofits’ finance departments, many teams are saddled with out-of-date and cumbersome processes. FP&A professionals at nonprofit organizations are tasked with juggling multiple funding sources… [READ MORE]

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Workforce planning for a modern world

We all know that the pace of change in business is accelerating. And the place you are likely to feel it today is in the workforce. Few areas of business are undergoing such tectonic changes. The growing use of contingent workers is increasing the pressure on HR and the business… [READ MORE]

Profitability analysis can actually drive decision-making and move the needle on future profits by answering key questions. Read Adaptive Insights’ tips to improve your profitability analysis.
How to improve profitability analysis

No number exists in a vacuum. Looking at revenue without also considering expenses won’t tell you much. You don’t see the profit level subtracting the “middle line” from the “to line” to calculate the all-important “bottom line.” Counting customers without also tracking attrition is a wasted exercise. And that need… [READ MORE]

Make FP&A a trusted member of your management team

How well aligned is your FP&A team with operational departments like sales and marketing? Let me guess. Not so much. That’s a problem: Alignment between finance and other facets of your business is now more important than ever. With today’s quickening pace of business, the need for a more collaborative… [READ MORE]

How nonprofits can create compelling board reports

Because nonprofits must report to a huge array of stakeholders—from individual donors to the grant-giving federal government—and because they must stretch every dollar, their nonprofit budgeting and reporting requires even more detail than that of for-profit institutions. What’s more, these organizations don’t have the luxury of increasing overhead costs, which… [READ MORE]

Thanks for the feedback. Keep it coming.

There’s feedback, and then there’s feedback. When your entire job is focused on ensuring the success of customers, there’s no better feedback than the kind that comes directly from the people who use your platform. Don’t get me wrong: We’re thrilled when we earn recognition from respected analysts. But customer… [READ MORE]

3 tips for better financial reporting

For FP&A, financial reporting is a tricky balancing act. If you share too many reports, business leaders may give up reading them all together. In a study by the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, 32% of C-level executives said more data has made things worse,… [READ MORE]

3 roadblocks keeping you from being a strategic CFO

If you’re a CFO, you probably know your job is changing. Today’s high-performing organizations demand more strategic financial leadership. These companies want their CFOs to proactively manage business performance and to do it with an ever-increasing array of technologies and data. But as complexity skyrockets, CFOs’ resources aren’t keeping pace.… [READ MORE]