2017 Survey Sponsors

Harrington Group Certified Public Accountants, LLP

Harrington Group, Certified Public Accountants, LLP is an accounting and consulting firm with offices in the Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Areas. We provide auditing, accounting, management consulting, and tax services exclusively to nonprofit organizations. Harrington Group was founded in 1994 by J. Joseph Harrington, who had over 20 years of nonprofit expertise prior to starting the firm. The current partners have over 30 years of combined experience in working with nonprofits.

We are dedicated to providing services to the nonprofit community at the highest level of professionalism. Our in-depth industry experience enables us to provide insights grounded in business realities that allow our clients to carry out their mission now and in the future.

Our staff possess years of industry-specific experience and abilities required to effectively address the issues that face nonprofits today. Each professional completes a mandatory number of hours of continuing education (including the mandatory government auditing education hours) each year. In addition, information about current developments in professional technical standards and the nonprofit industry are made available to our personnel on a continual basis.

RINA Accountancy Corporation

RINA is a regional, full service accounting and consulting firm with offices located in San Francisco, Oakland and Walnut Creek. Founded in 1946, RINA has grown steadily and is among the largest accounting and consulting firms in the Bay Area with 80 professionals to serve your needs.

For over 70 years, the not-for-profit community has been a primary focus for our firm. The more than 100 exempt organizations that we serve are comprised of service organizations, charitable foundations, endowments, membership associations, educational institutions and healthcare providers. We provide exempt organization tax, auditing and accounting, and business advisory services which are designed to meet your specific needs. We strive to maintain continuity of staff working with you so they can develop the breadth of knowledge about your operations to be able to provide valuable insight to help you achieve your mission.

We help you so you can help others!

Leadership Search Partners

Leadership Search Partners provides executive search services to nonprofit organizations across Northern California. Formerly known as Leyna Bernstein Consulting, we provide search services on a retained basis, specializing in Executive Director/CEO and senior management positions (Development Directors, COO, CFO/Finance Director, VP of Programs).

We have in-depth expertise in founder transitions, and frequently work with organizations making some kind of leap or change in fundraising or programmatic focus. We take a holistic approach to our work, bringing an understanding of the whole organization, its culture and values, to each project. We work with you to define needs, develop recruitment strategy, and find exactly the right leader for your agency. We offer our clients depth of expertise in nonprofit management, combined with 29 years of recruiting experience in both the corporate and nonprofit sectors.

Hood & Strong, LLP

Understanding your organization's compensation practices is critical to the strategic planning process and effective operations. Hood & Strong LLP helps clients develop comprehensive fiscal policies and provides strategic advice and counsel on how to best apply them within your organization. The Hood & Strong team brings ideas, best practices and insight to ensure your financial success.  With deep expertise serving foundation, social service, membership-based, educational, cultural and other tax-exempt organizations, Hood & Strong provides the resources and tools that enable you to focus on mission-critical activities and advance your cause.

The Hood & Strong Not-for-Profit Group's partners and managers provide personalized, expert guidance on how to streamline your business operations, plan strategically, implement technology into daily processes, and create systems to benchmark against similar organizations. The firm brings nearly a century of experience serving the comprehensive financial needs of not-for-profits throughout the Bay Area and across the country. Offices in San Francisco and San Jose, California. 

Delagnes, Mitchell & Linder, LLP

Delagnes, Mitchell & Linder, LLP has provided a wide range of tax services to our clients since 1981. Our primary focus is high net worth individuals and related tax issues. Our philosophy is to search for creative tax solutions that most effectively and efficiently meet our clients' personal and financial objectives. Our goal is to manage your tax affairs from a day-to-day perspective so that you are free to focus on your long-term goals and desires.

We work with your advisors to provide a seamless level of service. We also maintain a strong network of professional contacts throughout the community, including attorneys, investment advisors, actuaries, bookkeepers, and other professionals, so we can refer you to other qualified professionals if you so need.

Folger Levin LLP

For decades, attorneys at Folger Levin in San Francisco have served as trusted legal advisers to nonprofit organizations. We recognize that nonprofit organizations face a host of unique legal requirements, in addition to the legal issues faced by for profit organizations. Drawing upon attorneys in our corporate and real estate, employment, litigation, educational organizations and estate planning practice groups, we provide effective legal counsel on a range of issues, including formation, employment, corporate governance, taxation, financings (including exempt bond issuances), intellectual property, probate matters, and litigation.

We view the practice of law as a calling to professional service and aim to deliver sophisticated, efficient legal services to our clients.

Sponsor Appreciation

We extend our appreciation to our sponsors, whose support helps keep survey fees low for our participating organizations.

The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC)

The Nonprofits Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC) provides liability insurance to more than 9,000 nonprofit organizations in California and is itself a 501(c)(3) nonprofit governed by the nonprofits it insures. NIAC’s sole purpose is to serve other nonprofits by providing appropriate insurance coverage and tools to prevent losses in the first place.

For more than 26 years, our members have consistently renewed with us at a rate of about 95%. During the past nine years, NIAC has returned more than $34 million to California nonprofits in the form of dividends. We have no stockholders – the nonprofits we insure are our only beneficiaries.

NIAC is part of the Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group, which provides liability insurance to more than 15,000 nonprofit organizations in 32 states and DC. Keep nonprofit dollars in the nonprofit sector!

Mechanics Bank

Founded in 1905, Mechanics Bank is an independent, full-service community bank with more than $5.4 billion in assets. We are the largest bank headquartered in the Bay Area's East Bay and we provide a highly-personalized relationship banking experience that includes consumer and business banking services, commercial lending, commercial deposit and cash management services, as well as comprehensive investment management, trust and estate services and private banking services through our wealth management group.

For more than 112 years, we have been committed to enriching our local communities, driving local economic growth, and cultivating lasting relationships by putting the best interest of our clients and communities first. We are honored to be listed among the top 50 Corporate Philanthropists in our markets every year, and we are proud of our employees volunteer and community activities. We have made thousands of individual contributions to local nonprofit organizations and taken an active leadership role in community activities. We are very proud of this legacy, and proud to support the organizations that do so much to support so many within our communities.


CalNonprofits Insurance Services

We understand nonprofits because that is ALL we do. CalNonprofits Insurance Services is a social enterprise subsidiary of the California Association of Nonprofits (CalNonprofits). Revenue generated through CalNonprofits Insurance Services stays in the nonprofit sector and strengthens the nonprofit community.

Since 1984, CalNonprofits Insurance Services has been providing exclusive and cost-saving insurance products to our members. Our mission is to provide quality insurance products, excellent customer service and education tailored to meet the needs of California nonprofits. Today, more than 900 California nonprofits choose CIS as their insurance broker. We are a full service brokerage offering Employee Benefits and Property/Casualty insurance coverages. We have access to all the major carriers that specialize in insuring nonprofits. CalNonprofits Insurance Services has exclusive programs for members.

Contact CalNonprofits Insurance Services today for more information: 888-427-5222 or www.calnonprofitsinsurance.org

The 2017 survey is sponsored by these businesses and nonprofit organizations that help Northern California nonprofits manage better.