Apr 10, 2021

“5 Tips for Nonprofit Success in PPP Loan Forgiveness — Meeting, Navigating and Reporting for PPP Loan Forgiveness”


This post and image originally appeared on CPA Practice Advisor on April 9, 2021. It was written by Brandy Keller, Vice President of Product at Community Brands. An excerpt is below.

“..You might have questions about the loan forgiveness process and what key financial information you need to have prepared. We know, too, that organizations and nonprofits are juggling grant reporting to funders as well during this season. But the good news is, much of what you’ll use for those reports is also going to be valuable for the PPP Loan Forgiveness Programs…”

To read the post in its entirety, please visit here. For more support with your nonprofit’s accounting, please visit MIP.com.


October 25, 2021

Nonprofits and foundations raise $4 billion through GiveSmart

Today we announce a new milestone of $4 billion raised by nonprofits and foundations on our fundraising platform.  “Today…

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October 15, 2021

You may have noticed ….

…a new name around here! GiveSmart Gives Back is now Community Brands Creates Change  For the past year, GiveSmart by Community…

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October 1, 2021

GiveSmart Gives Back program again awards one year of fundraising software to three organizations

GiveSmart’s employee led initiative focused on uplifting smaller and newer organizations making a difference in underserved communities  GiveSmart and Community Brands employees awarded three…

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