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 the related audits 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 Compliance
Maintaining compliance with the requirements of the "Super Circular" 2 CFR 200 can consume management resources that are better applied to programs. Outsourced compliance assessment and audit preparation is a cost-effective alternative to staff time. Hamilton Advisory works with non-profits to implement best practices, proactively avoid issues, and assist in negotiations with government auditors to achieve positive results.