Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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  • Newsbits – Many nonprofits are poised to grow, but recognize risks

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” spotlights a study showing that many nonprofits are poised to expand but recognize the risks involved, new features of the IRS’s Form 990-EZ, and fundraising efforts involving gaming that collected large sums of money for hurricane victims.

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  • Oops, we did it again! Avoid these 4 common finance-function mistakes

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 575

    Abstract: Most nonprofits are understandably laser-focused on their mission, and other, seemingly less-critical matters may fall between the cracks. But if the finance function doesn’t receive the attention it deserves, the organization runs the risk of IRS penalties, reputational damage and lost revenue. This article lists four common mistakes related to managing the finance function.

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  • Shared space – What to consider before teaming up

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 808

    Abstract: Nonprofits nationwide are increasingly considering shared workspace arrangements to lower rising facility costs. This article discusses how some organizations are moving under one roof to cut costs. It highlights some of the cost-saving benefits of sharing facility space as well as some of the potentially negative factors. A sidebar spotlights the nonfinancial benefits of these arrangements.

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  • Nonprofits get a bag of new rules from tax overhaul

    Spring 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 748

    Abstract: When President Trump signed the massive federal income tax overhaul into law on December 22, 2017, much was made of nonprofits’ understandable concern that the higher standard deduction would reduce incentives for charitable giving. The concern is, of course, extremely important, but the new law also includes several other provisions that could affect nonprofits. This article discusses provisions that affect — or could affect — unrelated business taxable income, executive compensation, charitable donations and nonprofit financing.

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  • Newsbits – Nonprofits need to appeal to donors’ self-images

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 441

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” covers findings by psychologists that fundraising appeals are more successful when they target shared goals or individual achievements; a proposed Accounting Standards Update that would affect accounting for grants and contributions; congressional interest in college endowments; and a mobile payments application that’s popular with Millennials.

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  • Are your board members independent?

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 592

    Abstract: Many, including donors, state attorneys general and other constituents, believe that independent directors on a nonprofit’s board are a key ingredient of good governance. Some organizations mistakenly think that independence is only about addressing conflicts of interest. This article discusses how the concept of independence in the nonprofit context is broader than that and explains the IRS’s requirements.

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  • All eyes on performance – How to make data analytics work for you

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 674

    Abstract: Data analytics can show the world how a nonprofit is meeting its goals and help its leaders in day-to-day-decision making and strategic planning. This article highlights the elements and purposes of data analytics and suggests best practices for implementing an effective program.

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  • Do the math: Deciding whether you need a CFO

    Winter 2018
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 827

    Abstract: Nonprofits’ ability to pursue their missions depends greatly on their financial health and integrity. That’s why many organizations need to employ a chief financial officer (CFO). This article discusses the CFO’s responsibilities, the nonprofits’ requirements and selection of the right candidate. A sidebar highlights the option of outsourcing the position.

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  • Newsbits – Study shows digital revenue on the rise

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 420

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” highlights a study showing digital revenue on the rise, some new positions that might emerge at not-for-profits, and a report that sheds some light on employee retention.

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  • Make the most of your fundraising by measuring ROI

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 568

    Abstract: Cost ratios that present fundraising costs as a percentage of funds raised (also known as cost-per-dollar) focus on the expense of fundraising, while return on investment (ROI), importantly, focuses on the returns. It makes good sense to track both. This article discusses how to determine ROI and compute fundraising expense.

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  • Is board member compensation a good idea?

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 687

    Abstract: If a not-for-profit struggles every time it needs to fill a board vacancy — and doesn’t always come up with the candidates it desires — it may be time to consider creating a board compensation program. This article explores the pluses and minuses of these programs and discusses how to launch a compensation program for board members successfully.

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  • All charitable deductions aren’t created equal

    Fall 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 841

    Abstract: If a nonprofit wants to keep donors on its side, it needs to explain that different types of donations can carry different tax benefits. And it should make sure that contributors know some donations aren’t deductible at all. This article explains what donors can — and can’t — deduct in regard to cash donations; ordinary income, capital gains and tangible personal property; vehicles; and property use. A sidebar discusses other limits that apply to charitable deductions.

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  • Newsbits – Proposed Free Speech Fairness Act: Will it pass?

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

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    Word count: 423

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” reports on the Free Speech Fairness Act; a new tool that makes it easier to see nonprofit tax records; a W-2 phishing scheme that targets NFPs; and new FASB guidance on partnership consolidation.

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  • 8 tips for writing, or revising, a whistleblower policy

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 571

    Abstract: Whistleblower policies encourage staff, volunteers and others to discreetly provide credible information on illegal practices or violations of organizational policies. They protect individuals who risk their careers or take other kinds of risks to report illegal or unethical practices. This article offers eight suggestions for writing or refining a nonprofit’s whistleblower policy.

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  • Reframing – How nonprofit leaders can keep learning on the job

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 612

    Abstract: Whether an executive on staff or a member of the board, new to the organization or a long-time veteran, a nonprofit leader sometimes faces tough challenges that a formal development class won’t address. But, according to the nonprofit Community Resource Exchange (CRE), learning on the job itself can be a rich source of leadership and management development. This article describes two self-coaching opportunities, advocated by the CRE, that lean on resources one can find in one’s self, within the workplace and among networks.

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  • When should you report grant and contribution revenues?

    Summer 2017
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 866

    Abstract: When the FASB’s new revenue recognition standard was released in 2014, it caused quite a stir across industries. But the standard applies only to revenue from “exchange transactions,” also known as reciprocal transactions. Contributions to nonprofits are nonreciprocal, and your grants may be, too — meaning different rules apply. This article explains when you should report grant and contribution revenues under ASU 2014-09. A sidebar reports on future FASB guidance that will clarify how and when to recognize grant and contribution revenue when receiving government funds.

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