William C. Fisher, Author at McKnight's Long Term Care News

William C. Fisher

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William C. Fisher

CFOs’ 2014 challenge

Your goals as a CFO remain constant: Support the mission. Increase revenue. Consolidate across multiple entities. Budget. Implement internal controls. Facilitate audits and compliance reporting. CFOs want to optimize the organization’s returns by carefully managing all the finances.

William C. Fisher

The name is bonds

The cycle of rising interest rates might have begun by the time you read this, which means CFOs should act to make the most of what the market is about to give them. Do not get caught unaware.

William C. Fisher

Bad news, good ideas

There is bad news about nonprofit investment returns. Organizations made changes to their asset allocation policies in 2012 that reduced returns. It is thought such changes were a reaction to market trends rather than changes made for strategic needs.

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Household’s the word

The “household” concept is helping many senior living communities successfully compete in today’s markets. This case study, provided by David Slack, principal at the Aging Research Institute, helps CFOs and CEOs understand its potential impact.

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Scramble for returns

Dividend-paying common stocks and “income generating strategies” are attracting nonprofit executives’ attention. And with good reason: The stock market has been volatile and many finance committees have been disappointed with the rates-of-return of their investment portfolios.

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Re-visit the IPS

The primary document governing investment decision making by fiduciaries is the investment policy statement (IPS). The fiduciaries are the board and finance committee members, as well as senior management.

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Re-invent communities

Every product or community goes through a life cycle that includes these stages: Development, Growth, Maturity, Saturation and Death. At Maturity, a product/community begins to become irrelevant, outdated and no longer competitive due to changing consumer demands.

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HUD 202: Big changes

The HUD 202 program had a major policy change in 2012 that will permit numerous not-for-profit providers to take capital from their existing HUD 202 properties, deploy this capital for a wide range of uses, and generate meaningful development fees.

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State of senior living

There is some good news about the state of the senior living business: Senior living providers are operating with more strength financially than in recent years.

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