Not-For-Profit Helping the mission deliver brighter futures

Whether you’re a foundation providing scholarships to individuals in need, a social service organization providing support and services to your community, a charter school furthering the education of inner-city youth or a museum inspiring future scientists, ORBA understands the importance of your mission and the unique financial and operational issues you face.

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In addition to limited funding and stretched resources, we know that not-for-profit organizations face challenges that range from board accountability to complex tax and audit reporting requirements. For more than 40 years, ORBA has provided not-for-profit clients with the solutions they need to fulfill their commitments and serve the needs of the communities they support.

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  • Strategic planning
  • Tax consulting and advisory services
  • Grant analysis
  • Board and committee training
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Benchmarking studies
  • Financial, capital, and resource management
  • Fraud risk assessment, fraud investigation and forensic accounting
  • Internal control reviews and consultations
  • Risk management and advisory services


  • Securing and maintaining tax-exempt status
  • Annual federal and state information and tax return preparation and review
  • Unrelated business income tax issues
  • Representation with the IRS on compliance and tax issues
  • Private foundation tax compliance and excise tax issues


  • Financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Single audits
  • Grant audits
  • Performance audits
  • Agreed upon procedure engagements
  • Employee benefit plan audits for 401(k) plans and 403(b) plans
  • Audit schedule preparation
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Bookkeeping and processing receipts and disbursements
  • Internal audit capabilities
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Message from Managing Director Mark Thomson
Over the past two weeks, I have watched the many peaceful protests across the City of Chicago, our local communities and across the nation. People of all backgrounds are speaking out against the continuing injustice against people of color, specifically Black people.


ORBA will gladly provide you with hard copies of the useful guides listed below. Select which guides you would like to receive and submit the form below.

  • Tax Pocket Guide
  • Tax Planning Guide
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Auto, Travel & Business Log

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