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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Free or low-cost software offers tech alternatives

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 925

    Abstract: Does your nonprofit need to compete in this technology-driven environment but there’s one hitch: You just can’t afford it? Don’t be discouraged: Good software can be obtained without spending much money — and in some cases without spending any at all.

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  • Fair game – New accounting standard may affect your financial statement

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 688

    Abstract: If you thought the new accounting standard that requires organizations to measure assets at fair value doesn’t apply to your nonprofit, think again. It’s likely you’ll need to use it starting with your next financial statement.

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