Giving Back | Community Involvement | OH IN KY

Commitment to Community

Commitment to community is a defining principle for Barnes Dennig, and we work tirelessly to enhance and enrich the communities where we all live and work.  We recognize much of our success has been supported the strong, vibrant markets that we serve, and feel fortunate to be able to pay it forward.

In addition to conducting annual campaigns that raise tens of thousands of dollars each year for United Way, ArtsWave, and the American Heart Association, the firm also holds a yearly Outreach Day. Every October, Barnes Dennig closes its doors and sends the entire firm into the community for a day of volunteering at deserving non-profit organizations in every one of our markets.

We dedicate our time, energy, and resources to go beyond the numbers and help organizations achieve their charitable goals – donating more than 5,000 hours to date to help non-profits in our region.

Building stronger, more resilient communities

We support community causes by:

  • Conducting annual fundraising campaigns for United Way and ArtsWave
  • Supporting Junior Achievement with financial contributions and an annual Bowl-a-Thon
  • Participating in the work-study program with DePaul Cristo Rey, a Cincinnati Catholic high school whose mission is to provide a uniquely affordable Catholic, college prep curriculum for those that have the potential but limited financial means
  • Serving on the boards of countless local and regional non-profits
  • Encouraging and celebrating our employees’ volunteer activities
  • Organizing our own fundraising events, like 5k runs and bowl-a-thons

And the list gets longer all the time.

Outreach Day

Every October, our entire organization comes together to collectively demonstrate our commitment to the community. We get out from behind out our computers and calculators to work side by side with local non-profits. It’s an opportunity for us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves, and see first-hand how our clients fulfill their missions and help build a better, brighter future.

We dedicate our time, energy, and resources to go beyond the numbers and help organizations achieve their charitable goals. It’s one way we help non-profits in our region and build stronger, more vital communities. Get a first-hand look at how we’re helping in this short video showcasing a recent Outreach Day – see just how much this day means to us, our non-profit friends, and the wonderful people and causes they serve.

Providing resources that nurture non-profits

We also make sure non-profit leaders have free access to resources and information they can use to help their organizations thrive, such as:

Annual Educational Event

Each year we convene nationally known and renowned speakers in the non-profit space, such as non-profit performance management expert Sheri Chaney Jones. The speakers talk through the unique challenges all non-profits face, so they can find creative solutions, make data-based decisions, think strategically, and sustain their missions for years to come. Check out this on-demand recording of the 2021 event.

Biennial Non-Profit Compensation & Benefits Benchmarking Studies

Every other year, we collect and analyze in-depth compensation, benefits, and benchmarking data from many regional non-profit organizations. We provide this information to non-profits for free to help them save money and recruit and retain top talent.

Annual Accounting and Auditing (A&A) Updates

We host an event every September to keep our non-profits current on the latest accounting and auditing standards. Our most recent presentation is available through our website. It features nationally recognized A&A authority Tom Groskopf, who also happens to be Barnes Dennig’s A&A service line practice leader.

Prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion

Accounting careers support families and help create stable, thriving communities. But not everyone with aptitude and potential sees themselves in corporate spaces like Barnes Dennig.

So, we work hard to change that. We do things like recruiting from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and providing female CPAs the tools to succeed – including through our Women’s Growth and Development Initiative. Barnes Dennig empowers people to be their best.

Maybe that’s why so many of our employees are involved in giving back and paying it forward. Members of our team at every level volunteer and serve on boards at non-profits throughout our communities, dedicating their time, financial resources, and energy to causes important to them.

Our people care deeply about our community, our clients, and one another. It’s not surprising that Barnes Dennig has been named a Top Workplace by the Enquirer many times, and an Ohio Best Workplaces winner multiple times.

Learn more about our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.

Building a better, brighter future…together

Amazing things happen when you see beyond the numbers and focus on building a better, brighter future.

Invest in your future.

Contact us today.


The day the Barnes Dennig team volunteered in our food pantry garden, I felt convinced that your team cares about our mission and supporting our organization. It was amazing to see the team join us in caring for the community. And as a result of that volunteer effort, I believe Barnes Dennig has a better understanding of our needs. We also value the clear communications and the professional approach to our annual audit and the questions we ask throughout the year.

— Barnes Dennig Client, 2020

The Barnes Dennig team is energetic, positive and knowledgeable. Working with them has been a breeze!

— Alex K., Executive Director

Everything they do is with great professionalism and an excellent quality of work.

— Sharon G., Director of Operations

Building a better, brighter future

See highlights from a recent Outreach Day!

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