Nonprofits First has announced the appointment of Andrew Gray, a not-for-profit tax specialist with Daszkal Bolton, as the chairperson of its board of directors.

The organization, which was formed 2005, works to promote “quality and accountability in nonprofits in Palm Beach County and elsewhere.” Nonprofits First offers not-for-profit organizations an array of services that look to strengthen management through education and accreditation. It is comprised of executives, consultants and volunteers who work together as a coalition.

“I’m honored to assume this role,” says Gray. “I’ll look to lead as a servant leader, never losing sight of the Nonprofits First mission to assist other not-for-profit organizations. It is humbling to work closely with others on the board and at Nonprofits First who appreciate the importance mission-based organizations have on our community. Our work directly impacts organizations that impact all areas of society. From a wide range of human services, including focuses on children, to the natural world, animals, faith-based organizations and more, we have the ability to offer guidance and validation to those whose sole focus it is to make a difference every day. This is truly a rewarding opportunity and I thank the organization and my fellow board directors for their trust in me.”

Gray has volunteered with Nonprofits First as a consultant and as a board member. His professional focus is centered on tax compliance and planning services for public charities and private foundations. He also advises high net-worth families in charitable planning strategies. Gray works closely with a number of not-for-profit organizations to educate them and their leadership on the importance of Form 990 and Form 990PF tax returns as a tool that extends beyond compliance. Instead, he suggests that these tools should be used to tell a story to funders and other stakeholders. Gray regularly consults nonprofit organizations on the topics of Unrelated Business Income (UBI) as well as start-up and ongoing compliance.

Gray has been published by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) on such topics as the Form 990 tax form as well as charitable giving strategies. Additionally, he is a member of the Planned Giving Council for Place of Hope, a faith-based foster care organization.

Congratulate Andrew Gray on the new role at agray@dbllp.com.