Sustaining Your Mission
Hamilton Advisory applies proven financial techniques to the unique requirements of mission-driven organizations to expand resources, build capacity and generate impact.
Form 990 Support
The IRS Form 990 is the most important defense for your tax-exempt status. Hamilton Advisory eases the process of compliance by helping non-profits navigate the Form's complexity. From organizing financial data to supplying model governance policies and training staff, we tackle the job for you and work to build your internal capacity to manage future submissions.
Indirect Rates & NICRA's
Developing a cost structure, securing a Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) and managing audits of your Incurred Cost Submission are critical to success with federal grants. Decisions made in this area can also impact the ability to utilize Foundation grants. Hamilton Advisory steers organizations through the complexities of grant regulations and audits, improving overall cost recovery and cash flow to stretch your fund resources further.
Hamilton Advisory assists in developing staff, processes, and systems for managing federal grants, subgrants and cost-share components of Cooperative Agreements. International development grants can be especially challenging with regard to adequate field procedures and documentation, USAID project audits and internal control issues. Our approach combines elements of training, best-practice procedures, system development and financial oversight to yield improved compliance, internal management capacity, risk management and cash flow.
OMB Circular A-122 and A-133 Compliance
Maintaining compliance with the requirements of OMB Circulars A-122 and A-133 can consume management resources that are better applied to programs. Outsourced compliance assessment and A-133 preparation is a cost-effective alternative to staff time. Hamilton Advisory works with non-profits to achieve compliance and prepare for audits in these areas, and can assist in negotiations with government auditors to achieve positive results.
Foreign Currency Management
Funding operations in the developing world is a balancing act. Addressing the usual risks of exchange rates and repatriation while complying with grant regulations is a difficult task for any international development organization. Doing it poorly can be costly. Hamilton Advisory helps non-profits work to reduce soft currency risks and costs and manage the complexity of your worldwide cash position.