Mar 11 2016

Did you know that in 2014 total charitable contributions totaled $358.38 billion?  Did you also know that 72% of the contributions were from individuals?  That also represents a 5.7% increase over the previous year! 

Does your fund development program mirror national statistics? 

To learn more and to inform your fund development programs, check out Giving-USA's website here:

You can download free reports and share them with your financial committee and board members!  

Ready, get set... friend-raise! 

Oct 15 2015

Our firm specializes in CRA compliance for financial institutions. 

Click here to learn more about our CRA services...


Learn how the CRA makes a difference in our communities... 

From the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco: 

The Community Reinvestment Act is an important law that helps bring billions of dollars in bank capital to low- and moderate-income communities every year.

According to Wikipedia:

The CRA is a U.S. federal law designed to encourage commercial banks and savings associations to help meet the needs of borrowers in all segments of their communities, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.

Congress passed the Act in 1977 to reduce discriminatory credit practices against low-income neighborhoods, a practice known as redlining. The Act instructs the appropriate federal financial supervisory agencies to encourage regulated financial institutions to help meet the credit needs of the local communities in which they are chartered, consistent with safe and sound operation. To enforce the statute, federal regulatory agencies examine banking institutions for CRA compliance, and take this information into consideration when approving applications for new bank branches or for mergers or acquisitions.

Understanding how the CRA law works is essential for nonprofits seeking funding, communities wanting to ensure their financial institutions are operating in fair and responsive ways and banks looking to make impactful loans and investments.

This video from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco clarifies how the CRA works and what it means for communities across the country.

Let us know if you want to learn more about the Community Reinvestment Act. 

With gratitude,  Linda & Brian

Aug 20 2015

Join us for this year’s HANO conference, “ResourceFULL: Maximizing Our Ingenuity.” Brian will be presenting on compliance basics for nonprofit organizations. This year's conference theme highlights our ability to look beyond our own resources to the community around us as a source of ingenious solutions. Through collaboration, we can leverage each other, businesses, individuals, and technology to strengthen our organizations and achieve things for the greater good that couldn't otherwise be done with our singular capabilities. HANOCON 2015 brings together these dynamic change-makers and provides you with an opportunity to share in and be a part of these rich resources, right here in Hawaii. For more information and to register for HANOCON & AWARDS 2015, click HERE.

On Friday, Oct. 2, HANO will present the Hawaii Nonprofit Board Leadership Institute, to be held simultaneously at HANOCON 2015. If you are ...

  • a professional with skills and expertise to offer the nonprofit sector,
  • considering serving on a nonprofit board,
  • new to nonprofit board service and want to build your nonprofit know-how, or
  • currently serving on a nonprofit board and want to take your board leadership to the next level

... we invite you to join us for this essential governance training. Click HERE for more information and to register for the Hawaii NBLI.

The first half of the day will provide an overview of best practices in nonprofit board governance, key responsibilities all board members need to be aware of, the elements of a successful board-staff relationship and effective organizational planning and evaluation to help your nonprofit organization achieve its mission.

We'll also cover how to determine which nonprofit is right for you.

At lunch and in the afternoon, participants will have the opportunity to network, connect with Hawaii's nonprofit leaders and attend sessions at the HANO conference that meet their interests. The day concludes with a cocktail reception from 4:45 to 6 p.m.

Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch, cocktail reception and training materials. Click HERE to register.

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