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  • Newsbytes – States move to block donor disclosure requirements

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbytes” spotlights a recent U.S. Supreme Court case striking down a California law requiring nonprofits to file a list of their large donors with the state and other states’ attempts to limit donor disclosure requirements. It reviews Amazon’s 2021 AWS Imagine Grant program to help nonprofits access its tools and explains how Charity Navigator’s website allows visitors to locate volunteer opportunities in their communities.

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  • Board designations – 3 questions to consider

    Fall 2021
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    Word count: 540

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis have provided harsh reminders of how precarious a nonprofit’s financial stability can be. Uncertainty about the future is prompting some organizations to consider the wisdom of making board designations of unrestricted assets. This article highlights a few questions organizations might want to consider including whether the assets are unrestricted, financial reporting implications and managing board-designated assets.

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  • Watching costs is always a smart investment

    Fall 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 618

    Abstract: Both for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations are looking for ways to conserve costs in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting nationwide economic crisis. Nonprofits looking for a path forward out of the pandemic economy have had to strategically cut costs to contain expenses. This article provides some suggestions to help guide nonprofits in the quest to reduce costs.

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  • Tainted donor, tainted money? How to handle controversial contributions

    Fall 2021
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    Word count: 863

    Abstract: In 2019, as waves of lawsuits accused Purdue Pharma of knowingly contributing to the opioid crisis, numerous nonprofits announced they would no longer accept gifts from the Sackler family, several members of which owned the company. Situations like this put nonprofits in a tough position. They may desperately need funds, but accepting such gifts may result in negative attention. This article examines what nonprofits should do if a donation turns out to be “tainted.” A brief sidebar discusses due diligence on those offering substantial donations.

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  • Keep a close eye on restricted contributions

    Summer 2021
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    Word count: 317

    Abstract: Nonprofits are expected to act as good stewards of all contributions. But restricted contributions, as the name implies, impose a higher level of responsibility. This short article discusses why nonprofits need to track these donations and how to track them.

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  • NEWSBYTES – Recipients of COVID relief could run into surprise audits

    Summer 2021
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    Word count: 438

    Abstract: This issue’s “NEWSBYTES” spotlights surprise COVID relief audits, industry job market recovery and hate groups receiving funding from nonprofits.

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  • Size counts – Your midsize or large organization might benefit from a CFO

    Summer 2021
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    Word count: 687

    Abstract: A nonprofit leader might think, at times, that having a financial expert run that side of the operation could be a plus. This might be true, but hiring a CFO is a weighty decision that can have a large impact on the organization. This article examines CFO duties, considers the organization’s size, discusses candidate review and offers the alternative of outsourcing.

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  • A year of COVID philanthropy: What it tells us going forward

    Summer 2021
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    Word count: 1079

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic created an unprecedented need for funding — and grantmakers and donors stepped up. In 2020, corporations, foundations, public charities and high-net-worth individuals awarded more than $20 billion to address the social, health and economic effects of COVID-19 globally. That’s just one of the findings in a new report covered in this article. A sidebar spotlights the popularity of recurring giving programs during the crisis.

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  • NEWSBYTES – Charity Navigator acquires ImpactMatters

    Spring 2021
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    Word count: 437

    Abstract: This issue’s “NEWSBYTES” reports on a recent Charity Navigator acquisition, registered voters’ views of nonprofits’ COVID response and a survey that examined Americans’ trust of nonprofits.

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  • Prevent the UBIT trap of corporate sponsorships

    Spring 2021
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    Word count: 559

    Abstract: Landing a corporate sponsorship is an accomplishment, especially in today’s economy. And if a nonprofit gets lucky, it’ll want to prevent UBIT from cutting into its new income by meeting the requirements for a qualified sponsorship payment exception. This article explains that exception and regulatory terms such as “use,” “acknowledgment” and “substantial return benefit.”

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  • FASB issues new rules for reporting gifts-in-kind

    Spring 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 611

    Abstract: More information will be required from nonprofits that use GAAP and receive nonfinancial assistance ― also known as gifts-in-kind ― than in the past as the result of a new FASB rule. ASU No. 2020-07, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Presentation and Disclosures by Not-for-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets, is intended to expand the transparency around such gifts. This article highlights key components of the rule.

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  • Budgeting in the shadow of COVID-19

    Spring 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 852

    Abstract: Budgeting is always, to some degree, an exercise in uncertainty. But the current budgeting environment is unlike any experienced before. As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, many nonprofits have seen deep declines in revenue while the demand for their services has spiked. These and other pandemic-related factors may call for organizations to take a different approach to budgeting. This article discusses rolling budgets and reforecasting. A sidebar reflects on how nonprofits should budget for COVID-19-related expenses, such as sanitation-related services and employee assistance.

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  • Newsbytes – Struggle ensues to recruit young diverse boards

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 434

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbytes” zeroes in on the struggle nonprofits are having to recruit young diverse boards; an accounting of the number of nonprofits that benefited from the PPP; and a new law that provides for self-insured organizations to get unemployment relief.

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  • Pandemic, civil unrest spotlight potential of mutual aid

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 590

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and the response to racial justice issues have brought greater attention to mutual aid. Although the concept is nothing new, its emergence in recent times highlights the possibility that nonprofits can partner on mutual aid projects to enhance their mission- and cost-effectiveness when resources are tight. This article explains how mutual aid works and gives examples of mutual aid efforts in 2020.

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  • Donor-advised funds – How they work and how to land them

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 670

    Abstract: Donor-advised funds (DAFs) have shown consistent growth over the last nine years, according to the 2019 Donor-Advised Fund Report from the NPT. This article explains how DAFs work, the benefits for donors and the role of sponsors, among other things.

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  • Capacity building: Focus on your strengths, not your weaknesses

    Winter 2021
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 824

    Abstract: The economic crisis has many nonprofits scrambling to find funding. But equally important is making internal adjustments that can boost their ability to fulfill their long-term mission. This article explains how the capacity-building process bolsters an organization’s infrastructure, who should spearhead the effort and how to avoid wrong turns. A sidebar sums up the self-assessment element of capacity building.

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