Nonprofit Agendas

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  • News for Nonprofits – Community foundations pull back on funding

    Year End 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 436

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights a survey showing community foundations pulling back on funding, a report on the somewhat sluggish and vulnerable recovery of nonprofits post-pandemic, and the introduction of several new options when it comes to Internet domain names from Public Interest Registry, the Virginia-based nonprofit that coordinates website domains.

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  • Is a CFO the right choice for your nonprofit?

    Year End 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 671

    Abstract: As nonprofits grow, some may struggle with the financial side. Let’s face it, nonprofits generally begin with a vision or passion, and not with financial know-how. For some organizations, a chief financial officer (CFO) may be a good choice. This article reviews what a CFO does, which organizations may need a CFO, where to find one and whether organizations can outsource CFO responsibilities.

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  • Inflation and rising interest rates: What to expect

    Year End 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 598

    Abstract: The inflation rate hit highs in 2022 not seen since the early 1980s, and the federal funds interest rate has continued to climb steadily, after historically low rates during the height of the pandemic. Few nonprofit leaders have dealt with such economic conditions before. This article provides some insights on the landscape ahead and how nonprofit organizations might prepare to navigate it.

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  • Cybersecurity 101 – Train your staff to combat hackers

    Year End 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 792

    Abstract: When it comes to cyberthreats, employees are on the front line, but many of them are unprepared. They may not be aware of the risks and red flags, and they may not know how to respond when cybercriminals strike. With the average total cost of a data breach at $4.35 million, and nonprofits far from immune, it’s time to provide staff with the training they need. This article summarizes the critical components of cybersecurity training, including passwords; social engineering; business vs. pleasure online accounts and devices; and safe browsing. A brief sidebar discusses the benefits of interactive cybersecurity training.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Fundraisers seek protection with “bill of rights”

    October / November 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 443

    Abstract: This issue’s News for Nonprofits highlights a task force created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals that aims to address issues such as bullying and harassment, racial and gender equity, accessibility and “donor dominance;” reviews a survey revealing how foundations, charitable trusts and corporate giving programs make funding decisions; and summarizes a study’s findings regarding the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion issues to nonprofit organizations.

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  • Do you understand the public support test?

    October / November 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

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    Word count: 605

    Abstract: Nonprofits that aren’t careful can stray over the line that distinguishes between public charities and private foundations. This can expose nonprofits to lower tax-deductible donation limits as well as potential excise taxes and penalties. Certain organizations, including universities and churches, automatically qualify as public charities, but others must pass a public support test. This article reviews the role of public support organizations and the IRS tests that qualify such organizations.

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  • Ways to improve your organization’s accounting function

    October / November 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 592

    Abstract: Although nonprofits may be exempt from income tax, they still have financial and accounting requirements. This includes projecting budgets and monitoring the results, preparing financial statements and collecting payroll taxes. Accounting processes can become inefficient over time if they’re not monitored. This article presents some suggestions of areas nonprofit organizations should review regularly.

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  • Lease accounting rules are (finally) here – Implementing the FASB’s Accounting Standards Update

    October / November 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: The updated accounting standard for leases, released back in 2016, is finally taking effect this year for all organizations, including nonprofits, that haven’t already adopted it. Nonprofit organizations might be surprised at how many “leases” they have under the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842) — whether for real estate, vehicles, machinery or equipment. This article examines how the changes are likely to complicate accounting and financial reporting.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Is it time to reconsider Facebook?

    August / September 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: In this issue’s News for Nonprofits we look at nonprofits’ use of Facebook, a survey report from the Association of National Advertisers that reveals that email “remains king” when it comes to advertisers’ direct marketing strategies, and why virtual fundraising events remain vital and valuable in this post-pandemic era.

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  • IRS issues guidance on LLCs as 501(c)(3) entities

    August / September 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: Nonprofits often use limited liability companies (LLCs) when they want to form subsidiaries to, for example, launch a new service or joint venture. However, federal regulations for tax-exempt organizations don’t specifically address LLCs. This article summarizes new guidance from the IRS on the requirements an LLC must satisfy to be deemed tax-exempt.

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  • Updating collective impact initiatives to include equity

    August / September 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 627

    Abstract: Large-scale social change involving issues such as global warming, racial justice, economic development or education generally isn’t possible for individual nonprofits. An approach known as “collective impact” coordinates organizations across multiple sectors to tackle these larger issues. This article covers what nonprofits need to know before signing on to such an initiative.

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  • Uniform Guidance compliance – Watch out for 3 danger zones

    August / September 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 832

    Abstract: Federal funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that more nonprofits have found themselves subject to the Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards — the rules and requirements for obtaining federal grants. If they spent $750,000 or more in federal awards in a fiscal year, they’re also facing single audits, possibly for the first time. Even long-time recipients of federal awards can trip up when it comes to single audits. This article covers three areas nonprofits should watch closely to reduce the possibility of costly penalties and reputational harm.

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  • News for Nonprofits – How federal legislation may affect DAF distribution timelines

    June / July 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 434

    Abstract: The latest News for Nonprofits covers how federal legislation may affect donor-advised funds and why it’s important for fundraisers to demonstrate impact and cultivate empathic responses from donors. It also reviews a study showing how COVID-19 may have accomplished what years of calls for change couldn’t: convincing foundations they should adjust some of their long-standing practices.

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  • Have a little faith – IRS and fraud concerns for faith-based nonprofits

    June / July 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 709

    Abstract: Religious congregations must comply with IRS rules and federal and state laws. But because they don’t have to file income tax returns, some fail to engage independent financial experts. Without that oversight, congregation leaders may not know all the requirements to which they’re subject and internal controls could be lacking. This article looks at some financial best practices for any church, synagogue, mosque or other religious congregation to help prevent financial and other critical mistakes.

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  • Giving circles surge in popularity – What it means for nonprofits

    June / July 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 601

    Abstract: According to the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, giving circles have tripled in number since 2007, to about 1,600 groups with more than 46,000 members in the United States. With almost $1.3 billion in grants already made by giving circles, nonprofits should ensure they’re on the circles’ radar. This article summarizes what giving circles are and their benefits, and introduces Charity Navigator’s Global Giving Circle Directory and the impact it seeks to have on the use of giving circles.

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  • Ready for the new gifts-in-kind reporting requirements?

    June / July 2022
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 814

    Abstract: The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has new rules for how nonprofits that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles must report and value “nonfinancial assistance” — commonly known as gifts in kind. The changes are effective for annual periods beginning after June 15, 2021, and interim periods within annual periods beginning after June 15, 2022. For nonprofits that didn’t adopt the standards early, this article covers what they need to know. A sidebar discusses the impetus for the new requirements according to the FASB.

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