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  • CARES Act: Don’t overlook 2 valuable provisions

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 328

    Abstract: The CARES Act includes two significant, though sometimes overlooked, provisions that could aid struggling organizations. This article highlights the refundable credit against payroll tax and the deferral of the payment of the employer share of the Social Security payroll tax.

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  • Making long-term decisions about working from home

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 633

    Abstract: It can be a tough scenario to confront: First the nonprofit sends their employees home to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they want to stay there permanently. This article explores whether an organization should allow its employees to work from home more than they have in the past. Advantages for the employees and the employer are discussed, as are trial runs.

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  • What your donors need to know about taxes and contributions

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 751

    Abstract: The heightened fundraising needs many nonprofits are currently feeling make it important that potential donors understand the tax benefits they stand to reap. This article covers some of the advantages that should be conveyed to encourage their support.

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  • 5 steps for surviving tough economic times

    Summer 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 865

    Abstract: Lessons from past economic downturns give nonprofits a roadmap for surviving a recession or depression. This article discusses steps to take, including evaluating one’s financial position promptly, communicating needs clearly with those who can help, and considering alternative funding sources. A sidebar discusses the considerations involved in determining the right staffing decisions.

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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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  • News for Nonprofits – FASB tackles reporting gifts-in-kind

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 420

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights the FASB’s proposed ASU on the reporting of contributed nonfinancial assets, or gifts-in-kind; a survey of nonprofit CEOs that reveals what they see as the plusses and minuses of donor-advised funds; and an effort to determine whether a group of foundations were doing enough to help their grantees cover indirect costs.

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  • Secure a corporate sponsor – These best practices could bolster your chances

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 683

    Abstract: Corporate giving has experienced solid growth in the last few years. Even with the economic uncertainty associated with COVID-19, many corporations will be digging into their pockets for charities this year and beyond. This article offers some strategies for landing corporate backing.

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  • When it comes to embezzlement, your response matters

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 611

    Abstract: Regardless of the size of an embezzlement, the way a victimized organization responds can make or break its reputation, fundraising results and, in turn, ability to pursue its mission. This article highlights nonprofits’ vulnerability to this crime, best practices for publicly responding to it and reporting obligations.

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  • The CARES Act: What’s in it for nonprofits?

    June / July 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 888

    Abstract: The CARES Act, enacted in late March, contains some assistance that could prove critical to nonprofits as they struggle to deal with the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The article describes several provisions that might provide much needed support. A sidebar focuses on a part of the act that temporarily expands the availability of charitable contribution deductions for individuals and businesses.

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  • Launch strategies to handle the new overtime rules

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 239

    Abstract: New federal rules that took effect January 1, 2020, are expected to expand the pool of overtime-eligible employees by more than 1 million. With no exceptions for nonprofits, some are looking for ways to avoid overtime liability. Particularly eager are organizations with tight budgets that didn’t anticipate such costs. This article offers some strategies to cut overtime hours.

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  • Still struggling with how to account for contributions?

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 783

    Abstract: After the FASB’s 2014 release of ASU No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers, many nonprofits were confused about whether grants and similar contracts were covered by these new revenue recognition rules. The FASB’s subsequent issuance of ASU No. 2018-08, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and the Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made, was intended to provide some helpful answers. But the second ASU apparently left a significant number of stakeholders with some questions, particularly regarding the effect of budget requirements and cost-sharing provisions. In response, the FASB has released a Q&A, which this article highlights.

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  • Effective altruism – Making their money count

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 648

    Abstract: “How do I do the most good with my donation?” is a question many donors ask these days, as the social movement of effective altruism carries momentum into the 2020s. This article explains the philosophy behind the movement and sums up what skeptics have to say.

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  • Prepare now to handle a reputation-damaging crisis

    Spring 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 859

    Abstract: Many nonprofits take time to develop disaster plans in anticipation of natural disasters, active shooter situations and other harrowing events. They may not, however, think about handling crises such as sexual harassment or embezzlement allegations against a leader, a regrettable social media post or similar circumstances that could generate significant damage. This article focuses on pinpointing these types of risks, assembling a crisis management team and developing a crisis manual. A communication plan and transparency also are discussed. A sidebar spotlights postcrisis actions to restore the nonprofit’s reputation and prevent future crises.

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