Beginning in 2018, this is one of two classifications of net assets reported on the financial statements of a not-for-profit organization's financial statements. This classification replaces the previous classification unrestricted net assets. Beginning in 2018, the other classification of net assets reported on the financial statements of a not-for-profit organization is net assets with donor restrictions. To learn more see our Explanation of Nonprofit Accounting.
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