Partnering with You to Help You Meet Your Mission


MichaelSilver helps Not-For-Profit (NFP) managers and boards manage the unique challenges associated with their organizations. Filing federal and state information and tax forms, reporting and compliance requirements related to governmental and private funders, developing effective internal controls, accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and periodic financial reporting to your board can be especially challenging for not-for profit organizations.

Our accounting and assurance, tax, and consulting services are tailored to your organization’s unique needs. Our vast experience and understanding of NFPs can help you and your organization succeed. Many of our partners hold NFP board positions, which provides us with a unique perspective. Let us help with issues including:


  • Tax Status
  • Tax Planning
  • Membership
  • Strategic Planning
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Accounting Systems and Controls
  • Setting Up a Separate Foundation
  • Endowments
  • Treasury Matters

Types of Not-For-Profit Clients We Serve

  • Religious Organizations
  • Schools
  • Trade Associations
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Public Charities
  • Private Foundations

Our deep not-for-profit experience can help your
organization succeed.

Janell Wilson

Janell Wilson

CPA, Partner

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Compensation and Motivation

Compensation is defined in two basic ways.
1. Making up for someone’s loss or damage by giving the injured party an appropriate benefit. Examples include: payment of a workman’s compensation claim, or giving a raise to an employee to offset the negative feelings from being passed over for promotion.
2. Rewarding someone for services such as wages and benefits paid to an employee.

This article primarily addresses the second meaning.

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