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November 9, 2011 FASB Board Meeting (Revised 11/10/11)Agenda
decision: not-for-profit financial reporting. The Board discussed
whether to add one or more projects to its agenda to improve the existing
standards for presentation of financial statements and related disclosures for
not-for-profit entities. After considering input and advice from Board members,
the FASB´s Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee, and others, the Chairman decided
to add two agenda projects—a standards-setting project and a research project.
The standards-setting project will reexamine existing standards for
financial statement presentation by not-for-profit entities, focusing on
The research project will study
communications other than financial statements that not-for-profit entities use
to tell their financial story. The FASB staff will, for example, review existing
best practices followed by not-for-profit entities to discern how such
communications enhance the understanding of donors, creditors, and other
stakeholders about the financial health and performance of the organization and
seek volunteers to experiment with possible communication techniques. Through
this effort, the Board expects to learn whether educational or standard-setting
efforts can contribute to promoting such other effective means of communication.
- Net asset classification requirements
- Information provided in financial statements and notes about liquidity,
financial performance, and cash flows.