Supporting Your Mission

In carrying out their mission, not-for-profit organizations face a bevy of challenges, and they're accountable to donors, oversight agencies, and those they serve. But while focusing on their goals, organizations simply cannot afford to overlook opportunities to improve their financial and operational procedures.

That's why the Not-for-Profit Practice at Moss Adams is dedicated to serving tax-exempt organizations like yours, providing a customized mix of assurance, tax, and consulting services to help keep you in compliance and focused on the tasks at hand.

Over the years, our practice has delivered more than 2.5 million hours of service to not-for-profit organizations. And our people are committed not just to the clients we serve but also to a host of not-for-profit and community-oriented organizations, serving on various boards and committees. They also contribute to the Moss Adams Foundation, an organization that has donated $7.4 million between 2004 and 2016 to benefit organizations in education and the arts as well as those focused on social, health, and youth services and international disaster relief.

Organizations we serve

  • Arts, Cultural, Recreational
  • Associations
  • Charities
  • Environmental
  • Foundations
  • Higher Education
  • Private Schools
  • Religious
  • Research Organizations
  • Social Services

Specialized Services

From assurance to tax to consulting services, we help not-for-profit organizations thrive and stay focused on their mission.

Our specialized services include:

  • Audits conducted in accordance with the Uniform Guidance
  • Complex group structures, including non-501(c)(3) exempt organizations
  • Donor-advised fund planning and reporting
  • For-profit organization formation and operations
  • IRS and state audit representation
  • Lobbying and political expenditure classification and reporting
  • Maintaining tax-exempt status and public charity status
  • Preparation of Form 990, 990-T, 990-PF, and relevant state forms
  • Third-party management agreements and sponsorship planning
  • Unrelated business taxable income

Featured Resources

Stay up to date on financial and operational issues that could affect your organization by browsing articles, newsletters, and other relevant content written by our Not-for-Profit Practice professionals.


Which charitable vehicle is right for you? In this webcast, we’ll discuss the main differences between setting up a supporting organization, private foundation, and a donor-advised fund. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the rules governing these options as well as the pros and cons of each.

The final version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains provisions specifically affecting tax-exempt organizations.

In our fall 2017 review, we’ll discuss the newly issued Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Update 2016-14, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation of Financial Statements of Not-for-Profit Entities.

In this webcast we discuss important tax updates from the US Department of the Treasury, Congress, and IRS affecting tax-exempt organizations. We cover a number of topics in addition to tax reform and congressional guidance.

By now, you’ve likely completed your first single audit under the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, which means it's a good time to reflect on lessons learned.

An Accounting Standards Update from the FASB signals big changes for how not-for-profits present financial statements.

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