Nonprofit

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  • Desperately seeking sponsors – How to boost support for your annual event

    Summer 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 791

    Abstract: Professional organizations’ annual conferences and nonprofits’ annual galas are prime opportunities to raise funds and gain publicity. These events, however, often represent large line items in a nonprofit’s expense column. Sponsors — individuals and companies that help foot the bill through cash or in-kind participation — can take some of the financial pressure off organizations. This article offers a number of tips to help find the right sponsors and ensure a mutually beneficial relationship. A sidebar shows how to boost the visibility of sponsors.

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  • News for nonprofits – Noncash contributions: know your reporting obligations

    June / July 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 553

    Abstract: This issue highlights reporting requirements for noncash contributions; new IRS initiatives involving charitable spending, nonprofit governance, noncash contributions and student loan organizations; and an announcement that there are now 1.8 million tax-exempt organizations in the U.S.

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  • Form 990: Schedule G changes tracking of fundraising, gaming

    June / July 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: With new Form 990 tax requirements taking effect May 15, nonprofits will have to pay greater attention to how they track information for their tax returns. One new schedule will apply to many: Schedule G, “Supplemental Information Regarding Fundraising or Gaming Activities.” This short article explains what a nonprofit needs to do if it earns revenue of $15,000 or more from fundraising activities or events or from gaming activities.

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  • All eyes on governance

    June / July 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 891

    Abstract: More and more, “governance” crops up in discussions about the nonprofit sector. But this is a new challenge for many board members, who may be more adept at fundraising than they are at such governance issues as determining compensation levels, gift acceptance policies, or procedures for tracking the use of grants. Specific recommendations for improving governance are described, while a sidebar offers four categories of principles to provide the backbone for a board’s policies.

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  • Improve cash management to control budget deficits

    June / July 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 977

    Abstract: In an economic downturn, when most nonprofits simultaneously face revenue losses and the growing needs of their constituencies, it would be wonderful to find a simple and painless way to improve cash flow. There’s no easy solution to the cash crunch, but this article offers tips on cutting expenses, getting more cash from traditional avenues, and using cash reserves — or the investments your board has designated for future use — to support your operations. A sidebar offers an example of a simple cash flow forecasting model.

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  • Newsbits – Handling credit card information

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 527

    Abstract: In this issue, “Newsbits” discusses new developments in handling credit card information; a decreasing number of charitable contributions; your donors’ SROI, or social return on investment; and socially responsible guidelines.

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  • 5 ways to boost your nonprofit’s income

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 848

    Abstract: With donor contributions dropping for many nonprofits, you may be looking for ways to make up the difference in income. This is the time to revisit some of the time-tested ways for nonprofits to generate revenue. It’s also time to get creative and brainstorm some new potential money makers for your organization.

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  • Building a dream team – How to manage the board selection process

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1053

    Abstract: Having a leadership team that can drive your nonprofit through hard economic times is more important than ever. Combine that large order with another important factor — transparency — and you have your work cut out for you. So how can you put together a board of directors that can nimbly pick up the ball while satisfying the community your nonprofit serves?

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  • Outcomes-based evaluation puts the proof in the pudding

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 517

    Abstract: In the world of real estate, the mantra is location, location, location. In the world of nonprofits and the entities that fund them, the mantra is results, results, results. Funders want to know that their funds are being spent responsibly and you’re accomplishing — at least working to accomplish — what you said you would.

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  • 5 steps to better delegation

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 567

    Abstract: Done well, task delegation allows an individual to focus on his or her most important tasks, helps to build bench strength in an organization and gets staffers out of the office before midnight. This article outlines five general steps for improving delegation: Choose tasks wisely, pick the right person, perfect the handoff, keep in touch (sparingly) and acknowledge the help.

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  • Creating a solid investment policy

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 577

    Abstract: Weak economic fundamentals and volatile financial markets make having a written investment policy more important than ever. This article explains the basic objective of an investment policy: to ensure that an organization’s money works as hard as it can for as long as it can. It also guides organizations through the process of listing objectives and allowable investments, developing policies for accountability and managing extraordinary losses.

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  • Maximizing matching funds – Don’t miss out on a major source of support

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 792

    Abstract: Even in a souring economy, many companies still match their employees’ donations to certain charitable organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts. This article discusses ways nonprofits can tap this potential bounty by properly training staffers, compiling lists of local companies that match, and creating their own matching funds pools led by board members and major supporters.

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  • How your nonprofit can survive the current economic crisis

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1139

    Abstract: In many cases, nonprofits are hit even harder than other sectors when the economy sours, and the current economic crisis could spell doom for some organizations. This article provides tips for weathering the storm. They include enlisting the help of boards, staff and outside advisors; increasing donor contact, particularly with long-term and financially generous supporters; and closely reviewing expenses for both large and small costs that can be cut.

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  • New for nonprofits – Note these giving trends

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 493

    Abstract: This issue reports on donor giving trends; how older Americans are planning to step up their volunteer activities; postage meter compliance changes; and e-mail marketing tips.

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  • 5 steps to an ideal board meeting

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 336

    Abstract: Productive, upbeat board meetings don’t happen by themselves. But taking these five steps — from doing the legwork to following your set plan of action — will make sure you get there.

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  • How should you recruit and retain employees in the current economy?

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 527

    Abstract: In any economy, nonprofits face the challenge of recruiting and retaining good employees. In this weak job market, there’s a glut of qualified job seekers. Now that you have the pick of the crop, make sure you choose wisely. And, once you hire a candidate, do what you can to keep that person — regardless of the broader economic environment.

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