Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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  • Newsbits – Cryptocurrency donations pose problems

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 405

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” highlights some of the problems that may happen when an organization accepts cryptocurrency. It also reports on the results of a study on the perceptions of the foundations that award grants and the not-for-profits that accept them. And it spotlights the success some nonprofits are having using AI in their fundraising efforts.

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  • Should you accept that new grant?

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 566

    Abstract: Grants — whether from a government agency or a private foundation — are among the most important funding sources for many nonprofits. However, blind acceptance can backfire in costly and time-consuming ways. This article shines a light on unpleasant surprises that may accompany a grant. And it suggests factors a nonprofit should apply before accepting a grant, such as administrative requirements, cost inefficiencies and lost opportunities.

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  • Landing corporate backing requires a game plan

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 712

    Abstract: Nonprofits that make well-thought-out pitches to corporations — and support their requests with solid facts and figures — have the best chance at securing financial corporate backing. This article explains where an organization should focus its efforts and what it needs to get across in its grant application. It also discusses how money may not be the only thing of value that a company can offer.

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  • Ratios to the rescue – Assess your nonprofit’s health by the numbers

    Spring 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 851

    Abstract: Ratios can help stakeholders keep an eye on an organization’s overall financial condition, identify worrisome and promising trends, and make informed decisions. This article suggests ratios that size up an organization’s general financial health, calculate its ability to cover expenses and assess how efficiently and effectively it uses its resources. A sidebar discusses how to avoid the “garbage in, garbage out” phenomenon.

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  • Newsbits – Senators pursue charitable giving data

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” spotlights a bipartisan action by two U.S. senators to seek facts about charitable deductions in 2018. The feature looks at Charity Navigator’s campaign to accept donations made with BitCoin and BitCash cryptocurrency, and reports on investor involvement in newly created “Qualified Opportunity Zones” within low-income communities. It also discusses a new study that tracked the communication habits of nonprofits.

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  • Take another look at telecommuting

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 664

    Abstract: Not-for-profits that haven’t yet turned to telecommuting, or offer it only on a limited basis — for example, one day a week — might want to take another look at the option. This article examines the advantages of telecommuting, the details that need to be worked out in advance, and the challenges of manager-employee communications.

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  • FASB issues new accounting rules for contributions and grants

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 835

    Abstract: The FASB’s ASU No. 2018-08 provides much-needed clarification on the topic of accounting for contributions and grants. It lays out rules that will help nonprofits determine whether a grant or similar contract is indeed a contribution — and, if so, when they should recognize the revenue generated from it. This article discusses the origins of the update. It also covers the “provider” factor, what constitutes a conditional contribution, and the “simultaneous release” option. A sidebar highlights the new revenue recognition rules in ASU No. 2014-09, which addresses revenue from customer contracts.

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  • Surveilling new EU privacy rules – Data protection regulations include U.S. nonprofits

    Winter 2019
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 554

    Abstract: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) revises the standards for privacy rights, information security and compliance in the EU. But because the GDPR applies to all organizations — inside and outside the EU — that access or process data about persons in Europe, unsuspecting U.S. organizations could fall under these requirements. This article spotlights the regulation’s scope, its primary requirements, and its interpretation of individual rights.

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  • Newsbits – Nonprofits largely lack succession plans

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 432

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” highlights a study showing that most not-for-profits lack a succession plan for their top executive; a start-up that matches organizations with freelancers who care about their causes; research exploring the motivation of political influence among donors; and donor gender differences on #GivingTuesdays.

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  • Protect your volunteers from liabilities

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 534

    Abstract: For many nonprofits, their volunteers rank among their most valuable assets. These individuals contribute critical services, freeing up employees to work on other vital matters or, in some cases, essentially serving as an organization’s staff. This article discusses the steps necessary to minimize their risk of tax or legal liabilities that could be associated with their volunteer work.

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  • Corporate sponsorships – Do you know how to avoid UBIT?

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 572

    Abstract: Finding a corporate sponsor to bankroll all or part of a nonprofit’s special event isn’t easy. So, once an organization lines up a sponsor, it’ll likely be in proverbial heaven. But, as this article notes, the nonprofit must carefully abide by the requirements for a qualified sponsorship payment exception ― or it could, in the end, face unrelated business income tax.

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  • Strategies for maintaining — or growing — donations under the new tax law

    Fall 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 955

    Abstract: When the economy improves, nonprofits typically find that donations also grow. But the latest economic swing comes on the heels of a sweeping new tax law that many fear will counter that effect. This article explains that the TCJA may disincentivize charitable giving for all but the wealthiest contributors. Even those donors may have less tax incentive to give, though, so nonprofits must adjust their strategies to maintain a reliable influx of dollars. A sidebar spotlights the appeal of microdonations.

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  • Newsbits – Giving study yields disappointing results

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 432

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” spotlights a long-term study into charitable giving, a new company that matches young professionals with not-for-profit boards and one creative funding source brewing for nonprofits.

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  • Raffles: Follow the rules of the game

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 735

    Abstract: When it comes to raffles, the IRS has rules related to unrelated business income (UBI) that need to be followed. This article describes what an organization needs to know about the possible UBI tax ramifications of this popular fundraising activity, including how raffles are taxed and what must be reported.

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  • Getting the most from your social media use

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 818

    Abstract: Hard to believe in today’s hyper-connected world, but some nonprofits still don’t engage on social media. And, among those that do, many could do it better. This article discusses incorporating social media efforts into an overall organizational plan, weighing quality vs. quantity, and using resources wisely. A sidebar looks at picking a social media platform that reaches the most appropriate audience.

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  • Will the TCJA make your UBIT jump?

    Summer 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 547

    Abstract: The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act includes several provisions that could boost an organization’s liability for unrelated business income tax (UBIT), regardless of whether it operates an unrelated business. This article explains why a nonprofit’s UBI could grow under the new law and what can be done about it.

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