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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How COSO Helps Nonprofits Bolster Internal Controls

Posted by admin on Oct 26, 2015 11:35:00 AM

For more than two decades, the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) has provided for-profit companies with guidance on designing and maintaining internal controls, as well as assessing their effectiveness. A joint initiative of several professional accounting groups, COSO recently revised its original framework with the release of Internal Control — Integrated Framework.

Not all of the updated framework will apply to nonprofits. But this new guidance can provide a structure for organizations trying to establish, strengthen or assess their internal controls.

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Beyond the Bottom Line: The Power of Outcome Measures

Posted by admin on Oct 19, 2015 12:05:00 PM

A U.S. charity recently made the news when it was accused of reporting an inaccurately high percentage of every donated dollar that went to program services. The media outlet that uncovered the discrepancy looked beyond that claim, though, to scrutinize the organization’s outcomes — a strong sign of the growing importance of outcome measurement. Savvy stakeholders, as well as savvy nonprofits, realize that outcomes can convey a more complete picture of an organization’s performance than figures pulled from financial statements.

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