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  • News for Nonprofits – Majority of charities worldwide report donation decline

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 421

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights the worldwide decline of charitable donations due to COVID-19, the increased incentive for nonprofit employees to unionize, and proposed legislation that would expand the charitable-giving deduction.

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  • Should you buy or lease your headquarters?

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 630

    Abstract: Current economic challenges are leading many nonprofits to take a close look at their expenses. Their facilities costs may be overlooked during a cost-cutting process because they seem unavoidable. But the choice between renting and buying property to house the organization can have substantial cost implications. This article evaluates the pros and cons of each option.

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  • Board of directors – Teach them well: Financial literacy is key

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 611

    Abstract: Not every board member arrives at a nonprofit organization with a financial background. This article offers some suggestions for relaying vital financial information that board members need to know to make sound decisions. It discusses the balance sheet and income statements and tells a story through ratios.

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  • COVID-19 forces a focus on operating costs

    October / November 2020
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 812

    Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession have put many nonprofits in an unprecedented predicament. Revenues have dropped sharply as organizations struggle to continue their missions in a dramatically different environment. And they face mounting unexpected costs as they try to protect the health and safety of their employees, clients and volunteers while doing so. It’s almost inevitable that most nonprofits must cut their operating costs — but where to begin? This article focuses on four key targets: staffing, capital projects, vendor arrangements and marketing. A sidebar spotlights the consequences of staff reductions on employers that pay unemployment benefits on a case-by-case basis.

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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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