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  • The yin and yang of it – Preparing annual audited financial statements

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 878

    Abstract: When it’s time to prepare annual audited financial statements, you may find it difficult to determine where the responsibilities lie. With your auditor on one side of the equation and your management and board on the other, it’s important to clearly define — and understand — each party’s roles and responsibilities.

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  • How to operate in a down market

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: When the economy falters, many nonprofits experience both reduced cash inflows and rising demand for services. Even if you’ve built up reserves for such situations, you can’t depend on them to last a long recession. What then can your organization do to avoid getting caught in the crunch?

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  • News for Nonprofits – New Form 990 requires “Tell All” on compensation

    February / March 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: This issue discusses new Form 990 “tell-all” requirements regarding compensation; ideas for going green; and a higher education questionnaire that signals new IRS compliance requirements.

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  • Spending limits – Initiatives zero in on endowment management

    February / March 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 606

    Abstract: That mouthful of words — the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (also known as UPMIFA) — is likely in your vocabulary by now. As of year end, one-half of U.S. states had enacted UPMIFA and the legislation had been introduced in several more states. UPMIFA updates and standardizes investment and expenditure policies for nonprofits. Learn, in a nutshell, how the law requires organizations to prudently manage investments and control expenditures.

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  • Steering clear of staffing emergencies

    February / March 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 879

    Abstract: Your organization is increasingly faced with a shrinking budget while you strive to provide the best in program services. So, how do you address those opposing forces? If you’re like most nonprofits, you run lean on staffing. Besides crunching numbers, your bookkeeper also might answer the phones and work program events, for example. But what would happen if he suddenly resigned or took a leave of absence?

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  • Expense allocation – Someone’s watching you

    February / March 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1114

    Abstract: If a potential funder studied your financial data, would they conclude that your organization is well run? Are the costs you allocate to nonprogram categories — management expenses, for example — believable? The reality is that many funders, watchdog groups, government regulatory agencies and others depend on the ratios gleaned from your cost allocations to make decisions about your organization’s efficiency.

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  • Newsbits – Don’t get lost in translation

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 518

    Abstract: In this issue, “Newsbits” discusses finding an appropriate translation service before marketing to ethnic groups, and how new IRS regulations eliminate the advance ruling process for a Section 501(c)(3) organization.

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  • New 403(b) plan requirements kick in

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 630

    Abstract: If you’re offering a 403(b) plan to your employees, you’ll have more responsibility for plan years that start on or after Jan. 1, 2009, thanks to new IRS rules.

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  • 6 ways to make the new Form 990 less taxing

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 655

    Abstract: Are you ready to fill out new IRS Form 990 for 2008 — all 11 pages of it? Do you know which of 16 possible schedules that go with it apply to you? Must you use the new form or is Form 990-EZ acceptable? If you don’t know the answers, you need to read this article.

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  • Prudent is the word – Accounting rule, federal law wield impact on endowments

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1051

    Abstract: You’re likely to be managing endowment funds somewhat differently in 2009 — with more disclosures about how you invest and spend those funds — due to a new accounting rule. A sidebar discusses what the public will now be able to view about your management practices.

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  • 403(b) plans: What recent changes mean for your nonprofit

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: New 403(b) plan regulations go into effect for plan years beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2009. This article discusses the revisions made by the Department of Labor to the 2009 Form 5500 and how expanded reporting requirements may compel many previously unaudited 403(b) plans to be audited.

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  • 5 strategies for more effective member surveys

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 327

    Abstract: The short article provides tips on maximizing the effectiveness of member surveys by focusing on key objectives during every stage of the process. Tips include keeping a clear focus and sense of purpose while designing the survey, and communicating results with participants in a timely manner.

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  • It’s OK to lobby – Just be sure to follow IRS rules

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 566

    Abstract: Lobbying can be a powerful strategy to raise awareness, mobilize members and attract media attention. But nonprofits must make sure their lobbying activities don’t exceed the scope allowed by the IRS. This article explains which activities are acceptable — including advocacy, which involves discussing broad policy issues — and which ones can jeopardize an organization’s nonprofit status, such as asking a legislator to vote a certain way.

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  • Form 990: The next steps

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 794

    Abstract: After years of review and revision, the much-discussed redesigned Form 990 is no longer a theoretical entity that nonprofits will have to deal with “some day.” Some day is now. This article provides guidance on completing the form and explains how nonprofits can use its new parts, such as the summary section, to their best advantage.

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  • Combating financial illiteracy – What your board members and employees need to know

    Winter 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 857

    Abstract: Nonprofit leaders must ensure that everyone in their organization who makes major decisions on its behalf understands basic financial concepts — particularly their board of directors, who have a fiduciary responsibility to regularly review the nonprofit’s finances to ensure proper management. This article outlines core concepts for financial literacy, including accounting methods, best budgeting practices and reporting requirements.

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  • NEWS FOR NONPROFITS – New Form 990: Are you prepared?

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 536

    Abstract: Coverage includes info on the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act of 2006 (UPMIFA), which is likely to affect your organization if it has endowment funds, and a checklist of preparatory steps for the new IRS Form 990.

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