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  • News for Nonprofits – Most couples make giving decisions together

    August / September 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 445

    Abstract: The latest “News for Nonprofits” highlights the giving habits of couples, financial management headaches for nonprofits, and a cautionary story about not acknowledging a large donor.

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  • The value of volunteers – Benefits of an effective program

    August / September 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 665

    Abstract: Nonprofit organizations generally operate on lean budgets. This means volunteers are a necessity for most nonprofits. This article explains why knowing their worth and having an effective and organized volunteer program will help a nonprofit’s cause — and bottom line.

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  • 3 tips for managing social media reputational risks

    August / September 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 580

    Abstract: Many nonprofits are counting on social media more than ever to boost fundraising and build awareness. These tools have proven increasingly effective in recent years, but nonprofits need to keep in mind the very real risks to reputation that come with social media. Employees, board members, volunteers and even unaffiliated third parties can cause significant and long-lasting damage if appropriate steps to prevent it aren’t taken. This article reviews three measures to implement now to help nonprofits reap benefits while mitigating risks.

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  • COVID-19 renews focus on fundraising efficiency

    August / September 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 815

    Abstract: COVID-19 has hit many nonprofits with a double whammy — fundraising has become more important due to a drop-off in revenues, yet the need to cut expenses makes it harder to fundraise. Nonprofits can’t afford to waste a single dollar on ineffective methods. This article looks at why focusing solely on cost when evaluating different approaches generally isn’t the way to go.

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  • News for Nonprofits – GoFundMe Charity to shut down

    June / July 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 414

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights the closing of the fundraising-dedicated website GoFundMe Charity, a survey on nonprofit employee views about cost-cutting and other pandemic-era changes, and the recent surge in DAF contributions.

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  • 5 ways to keep remote workers connected

    June / July 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 560

    Abstract: With many nonprofit employees continuing to work at home, engagement and morale can suffer. But more than a year into the pandemic, some best practices have emerged for combating feelings of isolation and disconnection that undermine productivity. This article presents five of them.

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  • Time to replenish – Are your operating reserves at a good level?

    June / July 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 672

    Abstract: Operating reserves — generally, unrestricted assets you can easily tap — are often called “rainy day funds.” But stable reserves are critical for far more pressing reasons than the metaphorical rainy day. Many nonprofits have drawn on their operating reserves since the spring of 2020 to cope with the economic backlash of the COVID-19 crisis. This article discusses why reserves are critical, why target sizes vary and how to estimate a target amount.

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  • Building blocks for effective board membership

    June / July 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 822

    Abstract: The pandemic and ensuing economic downturn have put many nonprofits on shaky ground. In crises such as these, solid board leadership is more essential than ever — critical decisions affecting an organization’s long-term survival must be made. This article explains board member duties as fiduciaries, or trustees, of their organizations. The formal responsibilities of care, loyalty and obedience are explained. A sidebar spotlights the important role of board member training.

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  • News for Nonprofits – COVID-19 relief benefits donors

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 433

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights provisions of the December 2020 COVID-19 relief legislation that could be a boost to donors and the nonprofits they support. The feature also spotlights how the pandemic has changed planned giving trends and hurt volunteerism.

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  • IRS clarifies royalty exception to UBIT

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 577

    Abstract: Provisions in the TCJA have brought renewed attention to nonprofits’ potential liability for unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Organizations generally are subject to a 21% tax on unrelated income, but exceptions apply — including one for royalties. This article discusses a recent IRS Technical Advice Memorandum that sheds light on factors the tax agency weighs when evaluating whether income constitutes excluded licensing royalties.

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  • IRS rules – Restructuring in today’s regulatory climate

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 648

    Abstract: Some nonprofits have been forced to restructure their organizations due to the economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, IRS rule changes from a couple of years ago make the restructuring process far easier than it once was. This article zeroes in on what nonprofits considering such a change need to know.

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  • Working remotely: Don’t neglect internal controls

    April / May 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 812

    Abstract: The pandemic has forced many nonprofits to change to work-at-home mode for extended periods, and some may remain there even as COVID-19 recedes. This shift in operations offers potential advantages, but it’s critical that organizations institute new, or adapt existing, internal controls to protect their finances and accounting-related data. This article discusses some of the most important areas to survey. A sidebar highlights adapting cybersecurity to homes.

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  • News for Nonprofits

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights virtual events with lower revenue expectations, what’s known so far about COVID-19 philanthropy and digital trends.

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  • Are you prepared to accept cryptocurrency gifts?

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 592

    Abstract: Cryptocurrencies have moved closer to the mainstream, even prompting the IRS to add a question to its Form 1040 about transactions with virtual currencies. And nonprofits increasingly hear from donors who wish to make donations using them. This article discusses the key issues a nonprofit must weigh before jumping in.

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  • Board members: Stay alert for these 4 financial red flags

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 679

    Abstract: Board members are undoubtedly well aware of their nonprofit’s financial problems during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as 2021 unwinds, the board should keep its eyes on potential problem spots, ask questions and direct remedies when needed. This article offers four areas to keep an eye on, including financial statements, budgets, donor concerns and power plays.

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  • COVID-19 changes the landscape for single-audit compliance

    February / March 2021
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 797

    Abstract: COVID-19 and its economic impact have left the nonprofit niche financially vulnerable, with corporate and individual donations dropping precipitously for many organizations. Relief funding under the CARES Act has helped some nonprofits remain reasonably stable. But funding also will likely impose new single-audit requirements on recipients already struggling to keep their heads above water. This article explains what nonprofits need to know about the requirements.

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