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Cole, Newton & Duran’s not-for-profit team is comprised of seven professionals who have years of experience providing assurance, accounting, and tax services to a variety of tax-exempt organizations. We work with clients such as foundations, civic and social organizations, religious organizations, chambers of commerce, professional organizations, and grantmaking organizations. 

Our team of experienced professionals are involved in every stage of our clients’ engagements to ensure they are receiving responsive, high quality, hands-on service. Our experience working with more than 50 not-for-profit organization allows us to provide clients with the industry knowledge and solutions they need to not only reach, but to exceed their strategic goals.

We take pride in informing and educating clients on the latest accounting development and changing industry regulations. We provide educational training workshops and seminars on upcoming trends and issues to keep our clients up-to-date on the not-for-profit industry. We also send a monthly industry newsletter that highlights important new developments and updates.

Our commitment to the not-for-profit industry along with our reputation for working seamlessly with clients is the cornerstone of how we do business. We tailor our services to the needs of our clients. This not only translates into strong working relationships with our clients, but it also results in numerous efficiencies, minimal disruptions, and an effective overall engagement.


Thought Leadership

Cole, Newton & Duran is in step with industry trends and challenges. We take pride in sharing this insight through our thought leadership. Click on the links below to learn more.

Attracting Talent & Scaling Impact Through a Culture of Evaluation

Building a Stellar Grants Committee

Drafting Fundraising Letters: Seven Top Tips

Eight Ways Your Nonprofit Can Use Live Streaming Video

Find Data In Your Organization's Everyday Activities

Finishing Your Fiscal Year With a Bang

Five Marketing Strategies to Bring Supporters to Your Donation Page

Five Questions Every NFP Board Member Should Ask

Five Reasons Membership Programs Fail

Five Ways to Keep a Donors Eyes Glued to What You Write

Four Board Behaviors Requiring Mr. Fix It

Four Metrics to Measure the Success of Your Major Gift Program

Four Questions to Ask Every Prospective Board Member

Four Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout for Nonprofit Professionals

Is Your Nonprofit Planning to Fail?

Nine Ways to Make 2017 a Happy Healthy Year for Your NFP

Nonprofits Continue to Hire More Aggressively Than For-Profits in 2017

Not Enough Time to Raise Money

Payment Processing 101 - A Guide for Nonprofits

Six Signs Your Not-for-Profit is Ripe for Fraud

Six Ways Boards Are Critical to a Nonprofit's Brand

Stop Using These Three Common Fundraising Phrases

The Hallmarks of a Good Grant Writer

Three Ways to Step Up Your Data Game


A Message From our Not-for-Profit Practice Leader

“We take pride in providing clients with value-added service. Our not-for-profit professionals have years of experience working with a variety of organizations. Our firm understands what is important to nonprofits and we work with clients to help them achieve their goals.”

– Patricia Koepke, CPA
Not-for-Profit Practice Leader


The Voice of Our Clients

“The Cole, Newton & Duran engagement team has been a valuable resource to our organization for many years. They are available when we need them and respond quickly to our accounting questions. The team is organized, easy to work with, and supportive of our accounting department. We look forward to working with Cole, Newton & Duran on our future success and growth.”

Christine Lerchen, Executive Director - The ARC of Northwest Wayne County

“The expertise, patience, and sensibility that the Cole, Newton & Duran team possesses is truly invaluable. They have provided our organization with a high level of service at a rate that fits into our budget. They have patiently guided us through all the modifications in not-for-profit laws and ever-changing accountability standards. The staff is always available whenever I call and I can always count on their sage advice and guidance.”

Karen Hanna, Operations Director - Friends of the Rouge

“The not-for-profit team members at Cole, Newton & Duran are industry experts who provide our organization with value added service. They have exceeded all our expectations because of their excellent teamwork, client service, value for fees, and technical expertise.”

Ray Okonski, President & CEO - Suzanne Sloat & Ray Okonski Foundation