Considerations for Maturing Nonprofits

Posted by admin on Jul 17, 2019 11:00:00 AM

There is a standard life cycle that most not-for-profits experience. It begins with their early stage, which precedes a growth period that runs several years, followed by maturity. Once mature, the nonprofit has built its core programs and achieved a reputation in the community. But no organization can afford to rest on its laurels.

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It May be Time to Refresh or Replace your Programs

Posted by admin on Jul 3, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are your programs relatively the same as they were a few years ago? If so, it’s time to review each of your programs and potentially replace, or simply refresh, your offerings.

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Foster Gift Matching at Your Nonprofit

Posted by admin on Jun 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM

When a corporate partner agrees to match the value of a donor’s gift, you can quickly double your organization’s gain. Are you doing everything you can to educate your financial supporters and their employers about matching gifts?

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Finding the Perfect Bookkeeper for Your Organization

Posted by admin on Apr 16, 2019 11:13:32 AM

The perfect bookkeeper will seamlessly handle your day-to-day accounting functions, but finding this person can be difficult. Be sure to consider your organization’s needs before actively starting your search. 

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Complying with Challenging New Procurement Standards

Posted by admin on Feb 15, 2019 1:15:56 PM

The relatively new federal procurement standards, which went into full effect in fiscal year 2017, significantly alter the way nonprofits receiving federal funding handle purchasing. You may have changed your written policies, but are you complying with the standards in practice? If not, you could risk losing funding. 

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IRS Publication 15-B Offers Additional Guidance on Qualified Transportation Fringe Benefits

Posted by Jennifer Solot on Aug 2, 2018 4:00:09 PM

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that was signed into law on December 22, 2017 contains several provisions, including some related to qualified transportation fringe benefits.

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Nonprofit Collaborations are Complex, but could Pay Off

Posted by admin on Jul 10, 2018 11:23:57 AM

As discussed in a previous post, we’re seeing an increase in nonprofit collaboration, whether through mergers, acquisitions or, as we’ll discuss in this post, alliances. The success of these arrangements depends on careful planning and oversight.

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A Checklist to Avoid a Conflict of Interest in Nonprofit Organizations

Posted by admin on Jun 28, 2018 11:56:03 AM

When an arrangement is personally benefiting one of your officers, board members or employees, you are in violation of IRS guidelines regarding conflicts of interest in nonprofits, and you could lose your tax-exempt status as well as your good reputation.

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The Basics for Executing a Successful Nonprofit Capital Campaign

Posted by admin on Jun 20, 2018 11:24:33 AM

A nonprofit capital campaign is one of the best fundraising methods, particularly if you have a certain project or purchase in mind. But capital campaign fundraising requires strong leadership, extensive planning and dedicated participants.

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Six Strategies for Financially Troubled Nonprofits

Posted by admin on Jun 14, 2018 11:41:43 AM

When your nonprofit organization is struggling financially and you’ve already attempted to cut costs in more traditional ways, like wage freezes and layoffs, what’s next? 

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