Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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  • Newsbits

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” spotlights study findings that examine charitable giving through a “lens of gender;” turnover projections; the absence of whistleblower policies at many organizations; and the public trust level toward nonprofits.

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  • What you need to know about the SECURE Act

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 803

    Abstract: In late 2019, the first significant legislation related to retirement savings since 2006 became law. Whether nonprofits offer employees 403(b), 401(k) or 457(b) plans, or no retirement plan, the SECURE Act includes provisions that could affect them and their employees. This article discusses expanded opportunities in multiple employer plans, participation by part-time employees, mandatory lifetime income disclosures and more. A sidebar highlights qualified charitable distributions rules under the law.

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  • Staying afloat — or better – Do your sources of income make your nonprofit sustainable?

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 539

    Abstract: Organizations with only one or two revenue sources can become financially shaky in or after an economic crisis. This article describes how multiple sources of income can offer nonprofits a safety net and outlines the process of effectively expanding one’s revenue sources.

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  • CARES Act can provide nonprofit relief

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 829

    Abstract: The CARES Act, enacted in March 2020, contains several provisions that might help distressed nonprofits weather the storm created by the COVID-19 virus. The following describes several of them, including loan options, workforce retention tax credits, payroll tax and unemployment benefit help, and breaks for individuals and businesses relating to charitable contributions.

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  • Newsbits

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 437

    Abstract: In this issue, “Newsbits” reports on Congress’s repeal of the TCJA provision creating UBIT on transportation benefits, a new GoFundMe service, charitable behavior among young adults and new impact-investing options.

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  • Tackling staffing shortages in a seller’s market

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 583

    Abstract: Nonprofits, which frequently offer lower salaries than for-profits, are at a particular disadvantage in an economy near full employment. Employers need to take a fresh look at their recruiting practices, and this article offers tips for attracting the best job candidates. Suggestions also are made for retaining those candidates after they become part of your organization.

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  • Financial reporting – How nonprofit accounting differs from its for-profit counterpart

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 648

    Abstract: Many effective nonprofit board members come from the for-profit world. They bring talent and organizational savvy that may help elevate a nonprofit organization’s overall performance. But, when it comes to understanding financial reporting in this arena, these for-profit pros often need training to help them properly oversee your organization’s finances. This article covers some of the differences between the two reporting styles, which has links to organizational purpose and transparency.

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  • Get your operating reserves in order

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 833

    Abstract: Operating reserves are more important than ever for a nonprofit’s long-term sustainability. Yet studies show that organizations often fail to maintain adequate reserves, which could potentially lead to financial disaster. This article spotlights the reasons why adequate reserves are important and suggests how to determine the right amount of reserves for an organization. A sidebar gives tips for developing an effective operating reserves policy.

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  • Newsbits

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” highlights “good news” giving trends for donor-advised funds and a disturbing pattern of fundraising professionals leaving nonprofits in significant numbers. The feature also spotlights the recent stagnant growth of community foundation assets.

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  • The tax side of transportation benefits: Are you up to speed?

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 594

    Abstract: One provision of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) dramatically altered the treatment of so-called “qualified transportation fringes” (QTFs). This article explains the new treatment including the IRS’s interim guidance that helps nonprofits determine how much they must increase their UBTI if they offer qualified parking benefits. Several other clarifications in the guidance are discussed.

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  • Teaming up – How to handle financial reporting for two

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 665

    Abstract: It’s likely a smart move when two organizations join forces to boost efficiency, save money and better serve their constituencies. But the combined accounting staffs will need to know how to report the activities of the organizations. This article explains how much of the accounting treatment will depend on the nature of the new relationship. Various collaborative arrangements and mergers are discussed.

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  • Look before you leap: Key considerations when seeking loans

    Winter 2020
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 816

    Abstract: For-profit businesses aren’t the only organizations that can find themselves in need of a loan. Nonprofits also may land in situations that call for relatively quick cash. This article discusses various types of loans and loans vs. other funding sources. It also makes suggestions on how to prepare for filling out a loan application. A sidebar explains three financial ratios that lenders often look at when determining whether to make a loan.

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  • Newsbits – Study uncovers endowments, foundations’ biggest 2019 fears

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 438

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” reports on the biggest fears of endowments and foundations, according to a recent survey; the stated priorities of women’s foundations; a surge in IRA giving; and a boost in security funding at certain California “soft targets.”

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  • The new accounting rules for nonprofit revenues

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 568

    Abstract: The FASB’s ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, raised concerns about which nonprofit transactions were covered by the new rules. Its 2018 follow-up, ASU No. 2018-08, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made, supplied some answers. But some organizations still have questions about how the new standards apply to their revenues. This article addresses some of the fine points about exchange transactions and contributions.

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  • Holding an auction? Be sure to comply

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 711

    Abstract: There are several steps a nonprofit must take to fulfill its tax obligations and help auction buyers fulfill theirs. This article covers a spectrum of compliance issues and information to share with auction buyers.

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  • Make the most of your finance committee

    Fall 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 810

    Abstract: When a nonprofit has a vital and engaged finance committee, it sends a strong signal to stakeholders — namely, that the organization is committed to responsible stewardship of its financial resources and long-term sustainability. This article discusses best practices for setting up a committee, committee roles and responsibilities, and shared responsibilities with staff. A sidebar discusses the duties of a treasurer.

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