Not-for-Profit & Higher Education

Envision the future


Knowledge and insights to drive mission fulfillment


Not-for-Profit organizations and higher education institutions are contending with increasing expectations and evolving challenges. Our partner-led specialists serve institutions of higher education, associations, membership organizations, social services, foundations, museums, cultural institutions, and religious and Jewish/Israeli organizations. We have the experience and knowledge to help you improve operations, understand and mitigate risks, embrace emerging technologies and engage and serve your constituents as you realize your mission.


Sectors we serve

Colleges and universities must meet evolving student and constituent expectations by adopting new pedagogies and managing administrative costs through institutional innovation and resource alignment. Our specialists provide in-depth experience and insights to help institutions deliver on their mission and embrace transformation.



Increasing operational costs and challenges, reductions in philanthropy, tax compliance issues and emerging risks are straining many religious organizations. Gain insights into risk identification and mitigation, financial planning, technology modernization and the unique compliance and operational matters specific to your sector.



Foundations are being called upon to expand their level of grant making and fill gaps created by reductions in donor philanthropy, decreased government funding and amplified societal needs. Foundations must also assess, track and report programmatic outcomes and successes. We can provide insights and best practices to help foundations understand their constituent needs and expectations for heightened levels of performance reporting.



Evolving member expectations and perceptions of value, coupled with stagnant membership growth and engagement, are just some of the challenges associations and membership organizations are presently facing. Receive the guidance you need on growth strategies, diversifying revenues, reserves planning, technology modernization and risk mitigation to help position your association for sustainability, relevance and continued growth.



Museum & cultural institutions have rebounded post-COVID and are now focused on expanding their collections, maintaining their relevancy and identifying new ways to attract visitors by investing in innovative and immersive exhibits. However, the sector is not without its challenges. More attention is being given to understanding risks, maintaining financial strength, managing construction costs and overall capital optimization, strengthening operational controls and safeguarding collections.



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Dennis J. Morrone

Dennis Morrone is the National Managing Partner of Grant Thornton's Not-for-Profit & Higher Education Practices.

Iselin, New Jersey

  • Not-for-profit & higher education
Service Experience
  • Advisory
  • Operations and performance
  • Audit & Assurance
  • Finance Transformation
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audits
  • Lease accounting
  • Transaction advisory

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