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In a fiercely competitive environment where you need more than a good heart to stay in business, not-for-profit organizations need a clear mission, solid management, visionary leadership and strong resource networks to succeed. Our trusted advisors understand these unique needs and challenges. We’re here to help you maintain compliance, identify efficiencies and keep donor confidence. That way, you can focus on what matters most—achieving your mission.

Services & Solutions

Audit & Assurance

We’ve been providing audit and accounting services to not-for-profit organizations for more than 50 years. Audited financial statements—the centerpiece of BKD’s assurance services—have added benefits for clients far beyond their immediate compliance function. They bring credibility to your financial picture and communicate information in a way that makes data easier to find and understand. With all our assurance services, we work hard to maintain high professional standards. This includes a strong system of quality control emphasizing independence and objectivity as well as many control features that exceed our profession’s requirements. Submit your RFP to

Tax-Exempt Services

From maintaining your exempt status to filing the proper tax forms, tax-exempt organizations like yours have a lot to consider. In addition to Form 990 preparation and filing, we can provide tax-exempt consulting services, such as a tax risk assessment, mock IRS audit, public support test and multistate operations review. Learn more here.


In today’s increasingly connected world, your organization faces a number of high-security risks. Identity theft, network hacking and ransomware could occur any time and expose your organization’s vital information. Our services include cybersecurity risks assessment, advanced threat and vulnerability testing and incident response, analysis and investigation. Watch the video above to learn about these risks and learn more about how BKD can help here.

Enterprise Risk Solutions

Are there times your internal audit function has to delay due to staffing or knowledge shortages? Do you have an existing enterprise risk management function? Does your organization have any business or IT functions outsourced to a third party? BKD can help in these and other enterprise risk areas. We recognize and understand various organizational risks can be a challenge and can help implement an effective internal control framework. BKD can help with:

  • Third-Party Contract Compliance Reviews
  • Internal Audit Outsourcing, Cosourcing & Staffing
  • Quality Assessment Reviews
  • Enterprise Risk Management Programs

Learn more here.


Is your organization outgrowing your current IT systems? Do your IT systems limit or support your mission? BKD Technologies can help you assess the effectiveness of your IT systems, select new software and even help you implement software changes. Software and support specifically beneficial for not-for-profits include cloud-based accounting systems, Sage Intacct and Microsoft Dynamics 365. Learn more here.

Big Data & Analytics

Your organization generates impressive amounts of data every day—and most of it remains hidden. But just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there. If handled right, your data can reveal important facts, trends and patterns that can provide invaluable insights and drive better decision making. Our Big Data & Analytics team can help you design and host operational performance and data analytics programs or assist with Tableau architecture projects. Learn more here.


In today’s environment, fraud within organizations isn’t a matter of if, but when. You can be proactive by identifying risks and putting proper safeguards in place. BKD works with not-for-profits in these areas:

  • Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Forensic Data Analytics (Accounts Payable, Payroll, Credit Cards)
  • Employee Fraud Awareness Training
  • IntegraReport – An anonymous reporting hotline

Learn more here and visit the BKD Forensics blog for fraud trend updates.

Free Resources for Not-for-Profits

Free Benchmarking Report

We’re offering a free benchmarking report that combines GuideStar’s Form 990 data and Nonprofit Finance Fund expert analysis to help you better understand and communicate your organization’s financial health and resource needs. This complimentary report can help you:

  • Present a clear picture of your organization’s financial condition and resource needs
  • Benchmark your organization’s financial condition against your peers
  • Include financial data in discussions with your staff, board, donors and grant makers

BKD Thoughtware®

When it comes to your journey, the route you choose is just as important as the destination. BKD Thoughtware is delivered straight to your inbox to help you avoid obstacles and bring your goals into view. We’ll provide industry articles, technical whitepapers and complimentary webinars specifically for not-for-profits. Sign up here.

2018 State of Sector Survey

BKD is proud to sponsor the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2018 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey. The results from this survey provide insight into the programmatic, financial and operational trends and issues facing not-for-profits across the United States. See the results here.

Contact Us

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Not-for-Profit Thoughtware

Colorado Nonprofit Association

“BKD was instrumental in guiding us with their expert tax guidance and a new accounting methodology for our subsidiary. The result was lowering of the tax liability for both organizations and a streamlined, enhanced accounting approach for our subsidiary.

BKD has in-depth experience with non-profits and especially with organizations that may have a for-profit entity as part of their overall company structure. They have a strong expertise in the tax and IT areas, performed soundly with due diligence, and showed solid work ethics.

As our association has grown, so have the complexities of our business. BKD has been very helpful with answers to questions regarding grants and operations, helping us to demonstrate transparency and best practices as we deliver high-level services to the non-profit sector throughout the state of Colorado.”

— Jeannie Nims, Chief Financial Officer
Colorado Nonprofit Association
Denver, Colorado

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc.

“Our accounting staff are very appreciative of the BKD team, as we can call with questions and have an open dialogue. The BKD CPAs are available and responsive and continue to go above and beyond to meet our expectations.”

— Kim White, Controller
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc.
Denver, Colorado

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City

“Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City has worked with BKD for many years. The audit staff is knowledgeable, pleasant and are available to answer any questions we have. I would recommend BKD to any organization that wants to work with an audit firm that strives for excellence.”

— René Larsen, Director of Finance
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri

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