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Kathleen Clayton, CPA

About Kathleen Clayton, CPA

Kathleen M. Clayton, CPA, is a principal at Spire Group, PC. Ms. Clayton’s professional practice of over 30 years has been concentrated on providing a wide range of services to the tax-exempt community. Ms. Clayton holds an MBA from Rider University and her BBS in Accounting and Management from Saint Bonaventure University. She currently is the Vice Chair of the Union County Educational Services Foundation. When she is not working, you can find Kathleen at the north end beach in Spring Lake.
06 Nov

A Fresh Look at Donor-Advised Funds: What Every Nonprofit Should Know

Nonprofits and Donor-Advised Funds | Spire Group, PC Donor-advised funds (DAFs) are growing in popularity, so it’s important that nonprofit leaders familiarize themselves with how to use DAFs as a funding source. A recent report from the National Philanthropic Trust (NPT) estimates that nonprofit contributions from DAFs increased nearly 10 percent between 2015 and 2016. […]

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23 Aug

5 Things Nonprofits Should Understand About the Effect of Tax Reform on Charitable Giving

Effect of Tax Reform on Charitable Giving | Spire Group, PC The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted in late 2017 significantly changed the federal tax code. While the changes will affect individuals and businesses of all types, the nonprofit sector needs to carefully monitor how the new law impacts their finances and operations. […]

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22 Mar

Theft Prevention Strategies for Smaller Nonprofit Organizations

Nonprofit Fraud Prevention Strategies | Spire Group, PC While it may seem difficult to comprehend the notion of stealing cash from a nonprofit organization, people with ill intentions do it all the time, and smaller nonprofits are especially prone to this devious practice. This is partly because cash is more difficult to trace than stealing […]

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15 Jul

Is Your Child’s Youth Sports Team at Risk of Embezzlement?

Families join youth sports leagues with the best of intentions. They want their kids to learn the value of teamwork, physical fitness, and a sense of community. Often, they digress. Shouting matches with the refs, bitter rivalries with opposing teams, and other petty behavior can sour the experience for everyone. However, some parents’ activity takes […]

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