Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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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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  • Newsbits – Foundation Center and GuideStar join forces

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 422

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” highlights the collaboration between Foundation Center and GuideStar and the conversion of “social donors” to regular supporters. It also focuses on a study revealing what donors want to see from an organization after a fraud, and discusses a new book on church board governance.

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  • Rightsizing your board: How many directors do you really need?

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 553

    Abstract: State law typically sets the minimum number of directors a not-for-profit must have on its board. But as long as that requirement is fulfilled, it’s up to each organization to determine how many total board members it needs. This article explores the pros and cons of small vs. large boards, factors to consider and how to downsize.

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  • Keeping your organization financially steady

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: A key fiduciary duty of a nonprofit’s board of directors is to oversee and monitor the organization’s financial health. Some financial matters may jump out at board members, such as the loss of a major funder or a successful fundraising event. This article highlights other financial factors that are less apparent.

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  • Effective altruism gains momentum – These donors want maximum “bang for their buck”

    Summer 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 855

    Abstract: Proponents of so-called “effective altruism” have gained footing in recent years. That’s evidenced by the growing role of organizations like GiveWell and The Life You Can Save, which help so-called effective altruists select organizations to support, based on objective data about the organizations’ effectiveness at helping others. This article discusses the movement and criticisms of it. A sidebar addresses how nonprofits can benefit from effective altruism in their recruiting.

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