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  • When fiscal sponsorship is right …

    Year End 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 760

    Abstract: Becoming — or finding — a fiscal sponsor is the smart thing for a nonprofit to do under certain circumstances. Do you know the difference between being a fiscal agent and a fiscal sponsor?

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  • NEWS FOR NONPROFITS – IRS plans to “re-energize” use of commensurate test

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 523

    Abstract: Find out about how the IRS plans to “re-energize” the commensurate test, which tests a nonprofit’s tax-exempt status. Also learn about databases that offer information on potential donors, and what the IRS has done to clarify public disclosure rules.

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  • Directors and officers: Put up your dukes

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 364

    Abstract: What would happen if a claim were filed against your organization? Would you have the proper insurance to handle it? Or would you be without a paddle up the proverbial creek? Should a lawsuit arise, directors and officers (D&O) liability insurance can help protect both the organization and its key individuals.

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  • How to view operating reserves

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 596

    Abstract: Nonprofits often ask their advisors how to look at an operating reserve: Is it cash set aside for a rainy day? Is it the same as an organization’s net worth? How much is too little — or too much? This article discusses what an operating reserve is — and isn’t — and how to determine its size and make-up.

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  • All that glimmers … – Alternative investments have down side

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 632

    Abstract: With traditional investments having lost a lot of their luster in today’s environment, many nonprofits are turning to alternative investments for a better return. But before you put part of your nest egg into investments such as venture capital funds, hedge accounts or private equity funds, be sure you fully understand the tax consequences. (Updated 3/30/12)

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  • Gift acceptance policies – Knowing when to say “no”

    October / November 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1149

    Abstract: Would your organization ever turn down a charitable gift donation? If your answer is “no,” you should step back and reconsider. Lawsuits and bad press are among the consequences of not having thought through the acceptance of gifts. This article details factors to consider when forming an essential gift-acceptance policy. (Updated 2/20/12)

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  • NEWS FOR NONPROFITS – Google launches portal for nonprofits

    August / September 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 520

    Abstract: This issue gives the lowdown on Google’s recently launched portal for nonprofits, the IRS’s final rules on excess benefits, and new information on the IRS’s processes for ensuring you don’t abuse your tax-exempt status. A fourth item highlights a study that reveals how the next generation of nonprofit leaders is turned off by low salaries and other factors.

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  • Valuing and reporting gifts in kind and donated services

    August / September 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 780

    Abstract: The support you receive during the year doesn’t come only in the form of straight cash donations or fees for services — it also comes in the form of gifts in kind or donated services. Sometimes, these sums must be recorded on your books and recognized as revenue, expenses, and/or assets at year end. This article explains when each scenario applies.

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  • One for all and all for one – How to transition leadership during a merger or acquisition

    August / September 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 754

    Abstract: Mergers and acquisitions are taking place more often among both large and small nonprofits today. For nonprofits taking the plunge, one of the most daunting challenges — one likely to determine the effort’s success or failure — is transitioning the key leadership so that it stays invested and involved in the process. (Updated 2/20/12)

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  • Donor intent becoming hot-button issue – Gift documentation, acceptance guidelines ward off future problems

    August / September 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1050

    Abstract: What’s probably the largest donor intent lawsuit in U.S. history, Robertson v. Princeton University, is expected to go to trial this fall. With its allegations of fund misuse, the case could set the stage for charitable giving in this century. Here’s what you need to know to protect yourself against such accusations.

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  • News For Nonprofits – Stricter recordkeeping for contributions

    June / July 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 500

    Abstract: This issue alerts you to stricter recordkeeping requirements for contributions, discusses how fundraising practices are once again under a magnifying glass, and highlights IRS changes to the application process for exempt status.

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  • Lobbying and charities: Knowing the limits

    June / July 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 472

    Abstract: Nonprofits need to keep tabs on lobbying activities if they want to keep their tax-exempt status. According to the Internal Revenue Code, no substantial part of a charity’s activities can consist of attempting to influence legislation by contacting, or urging the public to contact, a member of a legislative body. Nor can a substantial part of your organization’s activities comprise proposing, supporting or opposing legislation. Unfortunately, substantial has never been defined. (Updated 3/30/12)

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  • Is your organization certain about its tax positions?

    June / July 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 473

    Abstract: A common cliché states that the only things certain in life are death and taxes. A new accounting rule will require nonprofits to evaluate and disclose how “certain” they are about the tax positions they’ve taken on their annual tax filings of Forms 990 and 990T as well as on their organization’s activities. Here’s a heads-up on what you need to know. (Updated 3/30/12)

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  • New retirement plan regs add employer responsibilities

    June / July 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 491

    Abstract: New regulations for 403(b) retirement plans put more responsibility on plan sponsors. And that includes producing a written explanation of the plan and opening it to more employees. A sidebar highlights upcoming compliance dates.

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  • The most critical policies for your nonprofit

    June / July 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 837

    Abstract: Outside forces such as the IRS, other federal and state bodies, and major funders require you to put specific policies in place. At the same time, your own board develops policies to address key issues — aiming for best practices as it fulfills its fiduciary responsibilities. This article discusses these two influences that shape the policies your nonprofit develops, uses and keeps current over time.

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  • NEWS FOR NONPROFITS – Small portion of donations benefit the poor

    April / May 2008
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 503

    Abstract: This issue covers the patterns of giving donations to organizations that serve the economically disadvantaged; how the YouTube Nonprofit Program can broadcast your message to a larger audience; a reminder about the federal ban on political campaign activity; and the newly enacted College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which can help recruit and retain nonprofit workers.

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