Nonprofit Agendas

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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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  • News for Nonprofits – COVID-19 relief benefits donors

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights provisions of the December 2020 COVID-19 relief legislation that could be a boost to donors and the nonprofits they support. The feature also spotlights how the pandemic has changed planned giving trends and hurt volunteerism.

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  • IRS clarifies royalty exception to UBIT

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 577

    Abstract: Provisions in the TCJA have brought renewed attention to nonprofits’ potential liability for unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Organizations generally are subject to a 21% tax on unrelated income, but exceptions apply — including one for royalties. This article discusses a recent IRS Technical Advice Memorandum that sheds light on factors the tax agency weighs when evaluating whether income constitutes excluded licensing royalties.

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  • IRS rules – Restructuring in today’s regulatory climate

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 648

    Abstract: Some nonprofits have been forced to restructure their organizations due to the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, IRS rule changes from a couple of years ago make the restructuring process far easier than it once was. This article zeroes in on what nonprofits considering such a change need to know.

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  • Working remotely: Don’t neglect internal controls

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 812

    Abstract: The pandemic has forced many nonprofits to change to work-at-home mode for extended periods, and some may remain there even as COVID-19 recedes. This shift in operations offers potential advantages, but it’s critical that organizations institute new, or adapt existing, internal controls to protect their finances and accounting-related data. This article discusses some of the most important areas to survey. A sidebar highlights adapting cybersecurity to homes.

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  • News for Nonprofits

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights virtual events with lower revenue expectations, what’s known so far about COVID-19 philanthropy and digital trends.

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  • Are you prepared to accept cryptocurrency gifts?

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 592

    Abstract: Cryptocurrencies have moved closer to the mainstream, even prompting the IRS to add a question to its Form 1040 about transactions with virtual currencies. And nonprofits increasingly hear from donors who wish to make donations using them. This article discusses the key issues a nonprofit must weigh before jumping in.

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  • Board members: Stay alert for these 4 financial red flags

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 679

    Abstract: Board members are undoubtedly well aware of their nonprofit’s financial problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as 2021 unwinds, the board should keep its eyes on potential problem spots, ask questions and direct remedies when needed. This article offers four areas to keep an eye on, including financial statements, budgets, donor concerns and power plays.

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  • COVID-19 changes the landscape for single-audit compliance

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 797

    Abstract: COVID-19 and its economic impact have left the nonprofit niche financially vulnerable, with corporate and individual donations dropping precipitously for many organizations. Relief funding under the CARES Act has helped some nonprofits remain reasonably stable. But funding also will likely impose new single-audit requirements on recipients already struggling to keep their heads above water. This article explains what nonprofits need to know about the requirements.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Charity Navigator launches new rating system

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights Charity Navigator’s new rating system, survey results that predict how many nonprofits may be forced to close as a result of COVID-19 and a report that shows many ultrawealthy don’t donate.

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  • Deciding if it’s time for a merger

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 586

    Abstract: As many nonprofits struggle financially as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, some are considering merging with another organization to survive. Nonprofit mergers are nothing new, of course, but they’re not always a good idea. This article discusses some of the factors an organization should weigh when evaluating merger opportunities.

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  • Financial management – Are you using relevant ratios in these uncertain times?

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 686

    Abstract: Ratios grab information from your financial statements that can be presented as easy-to-process snapshots of an organization’s financial health, an effective tool in the COVID-19–related economic crisis. This article presents some ratios that can be useful in calculating a nonprofit’s financial stability.

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  • IRS issues proposed regs on UBTI “silo” rules

    Year End 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 829

    Abstract: Ever since the TCJA changed the rules about UBTI, nonprofits have had questions about just how those rules apply. Now there are proposed IRS regulations that nonprofits with more than one unrelated trade or business can rely on until final regulations are published. This article highlights the regs’ critical components, including elements that have changed from earlier drafts. A sidebar explains how the newly proposed regulations allow an organization’s various investment activities to be treated as one separate unrelated business.

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