Nonprofit Agendas

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  • News for Nonprofits – Survey finds mixed results on public trust

    Year End 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 450

    Abstract: The latest “News for Nonprofits” highlights a recent study delving into the public’s trust in nonprofit and philanthropic organizations, when the nonprofit industry should fully recover its pandemic-related job losses, and the impact of donor-imposed restrictions on their donations to nonprofits.

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  • Strategic planning – Using a “real-time” approach to guide your future

    Year End 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 681

    Abstract: As nonprofits move toward a post-COVID-19 economy, it’s a great time to do some strategic planning. And the way nonprofits go about strategic planning may be ready for an update as well. This article examines how adopting a more fluid and ongoing approach known as “real-time strategic planning” can allow nonprofits to quickly and efficiently identify, understand and act on challenges and opportunities to advance their missions.

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  • 3 tips for getting your budgeting back on track

    Year End 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 582

    Abstract: The pandemic has wreaked havoc with many nonprofits’ budgets over the past two years. Some organizations have taken a more permissive approach to budgeting, but they can’t afford to continue it indefinitely. This article offers three tips to help nonprofits develop the realistic budgets they need to return to financial stability.

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  • Independent contractor or employee: What’s the current test?

    Year End 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 752

    Abstract: With a labor shortage and COVID-19-related budget crunches, some nonprofits have turned to freelancers and contractors to fill staffing gaps. But are those individuals actually employees? Employers that misclassify workers can face harsh consequences, so it’s important to know the proper standard. This article reviews the status of the rule after a Trump administration revision failed to take effect, and the test as it currently exists under U.S. Supreme Court and Department of Labor rules. A short sidebar looks at the IRS approach to worker classification.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Candid shares key nonprofit data for 2021

    October / November 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 452

    Abstract: The latest “News for Nonprofits” highlights key nonprofit data for 2021 from the information services organization Candid, why the gender pay gap is greater with negotiations, and speculation about nonprofit fundraising possibilities nonfungible tokens.

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  • Employee retention credit – Get the credit you deserve

    October / November 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 748

    Abstract: In response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act established the employee retention credit (ERC) to encourage employers — including nonprofits — to keep employees on the payroll. The credit has been expanded and increased for 2021, but it’s also not too late for eligible employers to amend their 2020 employment tax returns to take advantage of the break. This article reviews the status of the ERC under the CARES Act, the Consolidated Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act.

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  • Don’t roll the dice – Rules for charitable gaming activities

    October / November 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: Gaming can seem like an appealing and low-cost option for boosting nonprofit revenues. But bingo, poker tournaments, raffles and the like are subject to some strict tax rules and local laws where noncompliance could lead to penalties and even personal liability for board members. This article discusses what nonprofits need to know about unrelated business income, excise taxes, and reporting and withholding requirements.

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  • 5 critical issues for your nonprofit’s finance committee

    October / November 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 848

    Abstract: The role of a nonprofit’s finance committee is probably more important now than at any time since the 2008 financial crisis and ensuing Great Recession. This article reviews some of the areas finance committees should focus on, including cash flow, government relief programs, unrelated business income, budgets and fraud threats. A sidebar discusses financial statement compliance.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Most couples make giving decisions together

    August / September 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 445

    Abstract: The latest “News for Nonprofits” highlights the giving habits of couples, financial management headaches for nonprofits, and a cautionary story about not acknowledging a large donor.

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  • The value of volunteers – Benefits of an effective program

    August / September 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 665

    Abstract: Nonprofit organizations generally operate on lean budgets. This means volunteers are a necessity for most nonprofits. This article explains why knowing their worth and having an effective and organized volunteer program will help a nonprofit’s cause — and bottom line.

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  • 3 tips for managing social media reputational risks

    August / September 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 580

    Abstract: Many nonprofits are counting on social media more than ever to boost fundraising and build awareness. These tools have proven increasingly effective in recent years, but nonprofits need to keep in mind the very real risks to reputation that come with social media. Employees, board members, volunteers and even unaffiliated third parties can cause significant and long-lasting damage if appropriate steps to prevent it aren’t taken. This article reviews three measures to implement now to help nonprofits reap benefits while mitigating risks.

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  • COVID-19 renews focus on fundraising efficiency

    August / September 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 815

    Abstract: COVID-19 has hit many nonprofits with a double whammy — fundraising has become more important due to a drop-off in revenues, yet the need to cut expenses makes it harder to fundraise. Nonprofits can’t afford to waste a single dollar on ineffective methods. This article looks at why focusing solely on cost when evaluating different approaches generally isn’t the way to go.

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  • News for Nonprofits – GoFundMe Charity to shut down

    June / July 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 414

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights the closing of the fundraising-dedicated website GoFundMe Charity, a survey on nonprofit employee views about cost-cutting and other pandemic-era changes, and the recent surge in DAF contributions.

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  • 5 ways to keep remote workers connected

    June / July 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: With many nonprofit employees continuing to work at home, engagement and morale can suffer. But more than a year into the pandemic, some best practices have emerged for combating feelings of isolation and disconnection that undermine productivity. This article presents five of them.

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  • Time to replenish – Are your operating reserves at a good level?

    June / July 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 672

    Abstract: Operating reserves — generally, unrestricted assets you can easily tap — are often called “rainy day funds.” But stable reserves are critical for far more pressing reasons than the metaphorical rainy day. Many nonprofits have drawn on their operating reserves since the spring of 2020 to cope with the economic backlash of the COVID-19 crisis. This article discusses why reserves are critical, why target sizes vary and how to estimate a target amount.

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  • Building blocks for effective board membership

    June / July 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 822

    Abstract: The pandemic and ensuing economic downturn have put many nonprofits on shaky ground. In crises such as these, solid board leadership is more essential than ever — critical decisions affecting an organization’s long-term survival must be made. This article explains board member duties as fiduciaries, or trustees, of their organizations. The formal responsibilities of care, loyalty and obedience are explained. A sidebar spotlights the important role of board member training.

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