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  • News for Nonprofits – Redirecting donations alienates donors

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 420

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights how donors are irked when their donations are directed to nonprofit projects different from what they’d intended. Also highlighted are the OMB’s guidance for managing grants during the COVID-19 crisis and the lack of a formal diversity strategy at many organizations.

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  • It’s time to really pay attention – The COVID-19 era makes board financial oversight more important than ever

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 636

    Abstract: The board of directors plays a special role in ensuring that a nonprofit organization stays financially on track. This responsibility is magnified in the shadow of the COVID-19 crisis, which has often pushed donations and other revenue down while upping the need for services. This article zooms in on budget revelations, communication with donors, board authority and more.

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  • Are you covered? Potential insurance relief for COVID-19 losses

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 571

    Abstract: The COVID-19 crisis and its economic fallout have many organizations hunting desperately for financial relief. It’s worth reviewing a nonprofit’s insurance policy portfolio to determine if it qualifies for coverage for some of its COVID-19-related losses and exposures. This article discusses business interruption, general liability and workers’ compensation insurance coverage.

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  • COVID-19’s impact – 3 critical steps when canceling events

    August / September 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 856

    Abstract: Canceling an important event is a dramatic measure that can have significant effects on an organization going forward, particularly when the events are major revenue generators. Whether those effects are largely positive or negative depends on how the nonprofit handles the cancellation. This article outlines some best practices. A sidebar considers alternative fundraising options, such as holding a virtual version of a planned event.

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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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  • News for Nonprofits

    April / May 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 431

    Abstract: This issue’s News for Nonprofits highlights Congress’s end to UBIT on transportation benefits, a new charity rating site called ImpactMatters, and the sale of the .org registry.

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  • 3 steps to effective benchmarking

    April / May 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 609

    Abstract: Benchmarking an organization against set standards for productivity — and, yes, profitability — is a widely recognized method for boosting nonprofit performance. Yet many nonprofits engage in the practice only sporadically, forfeiting some significant benefits. This article eases the process by offering a three-step sequence.

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  • Warding off fraud at your nonprofit – Some simple measures can protect you

    April / May 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 657

    Abstract: Case after case shows that fraud is often committed by the most trusted or tenured nonprofit employees. So to protect the donations and grants entrusted to them, nonprofits must take specific steps to thwart potential fraudsters. This article examines the components of an ethical culture, fraud deterrence policies and common nonprofit frauds.

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  • Succession planning: The future is now

    April / May 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 822

    Abstract: When a senior leader leaves a nonprofit, it can affect every aspect of the organization. Whether the departure is planned, such as a retirement, or is unexpected due to a resignation, termination or death, every nonprofit should have a plan to reduce disruption and ensure continuity. This article discusses putting together a solid succession plan, including determining the requisite qualifications and identifying appropriate candidates. A sidebar discusses the transition period between old and new leaders.

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  • News for Nonprofits

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 442

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on legislative actions involving donor disclosures, hackathons that benefit charities, and gender gap trends among nonprofits.

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  • How you should respond after an outside audit

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 581

    Abstract: Regular outside financial audits are among the most effective tools for revealing financial risks in a timely manner. Failing to act on issues identified in an audit isn’t only a waste of money. It also may threaten your organization’s long-term viability. This article explores what happens after the auditors’ work is complete and how the audit committee, management and the executive director fit into the picture.

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  • CFOs deliver financial know-how – But does your nonprofit really need one?

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 669

    Abstract: Nonprofit leaders may think that hiring a chief financial officer to help “run the show” can boost financial performance. But there’s a lot to consider before taking that step. This article defines the role of the CFO, considers hiring-decision factors, and discusses the search for finding the right candidate.

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  • Corporate sponsorships: Tax-free gift or taxable income?

    February / March 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 815

    Abstract: Done right, corporate sponsorships can pay off for both the nonprofits that receive funding and the sponsors that receive valuable branding opportunities. Done wrong, though, an organization could end up on the hook for UBIT. This article discusses how to navigate the nuances before wading in, including identifying qualified sponsorship payments and differentiating between advertising and acknowledgments. A sidebar sums up a recent U.S. Tax Court case involving a not-for-profit that lost its exempt status over sponsorship.

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