Reserves and Funds

Reserves and Funds

The balance sheet of your annual accounts report includes a section called ‘reserves & funds’, if you have any organizational capital at all (negative or positive). For continuity of the organization it is needed to have reserves, even though as not-for-profit it...
How to Handle Tangible Fixed Assets?

How to Handle Tangible Fixed Assets?

If you buy equipment that costs more than a certain amount, this equipment becomes a so-called tangible fixed asset on the balance sheet of your annual accounts report. Maybe you wonder what that means and why it might be important? Equipment on your balance sheet The...
Exchange Rates

Exchange Rates

Managing exchange rates can be a big challenge when receiving a grant in a foreign currency. This starts from before the grant is approved, already when you are budgeting for your proposal. At that time, you are ‘translating’ your local currency prices into the...
Costs for International Travel

Costs for International Travel

Previously, we looked at domestic travel costs and how to properly account for them. Now I want to look at international travel. In general, the same principles apply as for domestic travel. But there are four aspects I want to highlight. Class Most international...
Costs for Domestic Travel

Costs for Domestic Travel

In another post, we looked at the costs of food and drinks while traveling and how Per diems may make it easier to handle the corresponding paperwork. Usually more strict requirements apply for travel costs and it is not as easy to avoid the nitty-gritty. In this post...