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  • News for Nonprofits – Have you “tweeted” lately?

    August / September 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” explains how reluctant not-for-profits can break into social networking and looks at payroll reporting for deferred compensation payouts.

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  • Lease negotiations – Is it time for a new home base?

    August / September 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 548

    Abstract: With the economy still on the mend — and the commercial real estate market far from top form — it might be a good time for a nonprofit to look for a new building space to lease. Or it might want to renegotiate its current lease with a landlord who doesn’t want to risk the financial impact of a vacant space. This article discusses some of the costs of leasing a new space, and offers six important points to weigh before signing a lease.

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  • Avoiding donor fatigue

    August / September 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 531

    Abstract: Year after year, not-for-profits contact the same people to solicit donations or sponsorships for a special event. But at some point, even the most benevolent souls experience donor fatigue and don’t want to be asked again. This article offers tips on how to stay engaged with a donor base while not having fundraising efforts erode hard-won relationships.

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  • Back to the future – Rely on financial statements to make decisions for the future

    August / September 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1079

    Abstract: Financial statements provide a wealth of financial data on a nonprofit’s most recent month, quarter or year. But they also have valuable information to make business decisions and plan for the organization’s future. This article discusses the purpose and components of different financial statements, and how the information can be used to investigate budget variances, plan for the near future, and evaluate the organization’s effectiveness in meeting its mission. A sidebar explains how benchmarking against industry statistics can help identify strengths or weaknesses.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Beware of ACH fraud

    June / July 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 391

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” discusses a rise in Automated Clearing House (ACH) fraud, and what steps organizations can take to reduce the risk. It also emphasizes that nonprofits should regularly monitor and enforce their conflict of interest policy.

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  • Operating reserves – Checking your safety net

    June / July 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 329

    Abstract: During the last recession many nonprofits turned to their operating reserves to keep from going under. As nonprofits prepare for those inevitable hard times in the future, they need to be clear about which — and how many — assets they can peg as operating reserves. This article explains what assets should and should not be viewed as operating reserves, and the amount that might be considered appropriate for a particular kind of nonprofit.

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  • When should you forgo a special event?

    June / July 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 666

    Abstract: Many nonprofits rely on special events to raise large amounts of money in one fell swoop and increase public awareness of their organization at the same time. But how can an organization know if an event will be worthwhile? This article outlines four steps a nonprofit can take to make a sound decision.

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  • Worker status: What you decide may cost you

    June / July 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1071

    Abstract: According to the IRS, the misclassification of workers as independent contractors (rather than employees) accounts for $53 billion to $300 billion in unpaid taxes each year. As a result, the agency has been zeroing in on misclassification as a revenue raiser. And, since it’s found that it’s more difficult to collect from independent contractors, it tends to favor employee status. This article discusses some of the most important factors the IRS uses in making the determination, and what employers can do if they’re unsure of their compliance. A sidebar explains the importance of keeping good records on employees and independent contractors.

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  • News for Nonprofits – IRS focuses on employment returns, Form 990 topics

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 407

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” looks at the IRS’s Exempt Organization (EO) Office’s plans to examine employment tax returns for information nonprofits report on employment issues, and to look at information on Form 990 for insight on how tax-exempt organizations are operating and prioritizing projects. It also looks at four additional requirements that hospitals must meet to qualify as 501(c)(3) charitable organizations, and two Accounting Standards Updates that revise reporting requirements for health care providers and try to provide more consistency in financial statements.

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  • What you should know about fiscal sponsorship

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 633

    Abstract: What does a nonprofit need to know if it’s interested in becoming a fiscal sponsor? Or, if it knows of a project that could use sponsorship, what basics should be considered? This article explains the difference between a fiscal agent and a fiscal sponsor, and examines the pros and cons of sponsorship and how to identify potential sponsorees.

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  • Board diversity – Getting the right mix

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 611

    Abstract: In its infancy, a nonprofit may simply want to get the word out about its mission. So recruiting as many loved ones, friends and friends of friends as possible might be the most efficient approach. As time passes, however, the not-for-profit might find that it’s represented solely by one race, sex, religion or economic class. This article explains that, as an organization grows, board diversity is necessary to show that the nonprofit represents the population it serves as well as the community in which it operates. It then offers suggestions for achieving this goal.

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  • An IRS magnet – UBIT expense allocations draw scrutiny

    April / May 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 839

    Abstract: The IRS is turning its attention to how nonprofit organizations calculate the tax they pay on unrelated business activities. The agency is concerned that many nonprofits may be improperly reporting losses related to these activities and thus may not be paying unrelated business income tax (UBIT). This article discusses the circumstances in which unrelated business income is taxable, explains the distinction between “directly connected” and “dual use” expenses, and shows two methods of allocating the latter. A sidebar describes what nonprofits must face if they inaccurately report expenses related to unrelated business activities.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Time for a perk?

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 410

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” shows how nonprofits that are unable to give pay raises this year can reward employees by helping them achieve better work/life balance. It also describes the new health care credit provided under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and explains the requirements a tax-exempt organization must meet to qualify.

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  • Matching gift programs – Double your treasure

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 640

    Abstract: This article shows how matching funds work and how to increase funding. And, since some companies have trimmed or eliminated their matching gift programs during the recession, the article discusses the possibility of setting up one’s own matching pool. Whether nonprofits compete for corporate matching funds or sponsor their own program, such funds are a notable gifting source.

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  • Finding more ways to cut costs

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 622

    Abstract: Although the worst of the recession may be behind us, nonprofits are still wise to look for ways to reduce expenses. This article offers a variety of tips for tackling small, possibly overlooked expenses that can nevertheless add up. They range from trimming phone and Internet service to reducing or eliminating vendor costs to “going green.”

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  • Status quo – How to keep your “public charity” designation

    February / March 2011
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 834

    Abstract: A public charity that wishes to retain its 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in future years must take specific actions and avoid certain activities. Foremost, after the first five years of existence, it must demonstrate through Schedule A of Form 990 that it meets the support test qualifying it as a public charity. This article describes Schedule A requirements and lists five types of activities that can jeopardize exempt status. A sidebar shows how a new organization can obtain public charity status.

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