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  • News for Nonprofits – Transparency drives higher contributions

    June / July 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 429

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on study findings that suggest that transparency results in more contributions, and looks at a pilot program aimed at bringing donors and investors together to fund not-for-profits. Also covered are surprising study findings on board diversity among nonprofits and Facebook’s fundraising effectiveness.

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  • Proper preparation can cut your audit costs

    June / July 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 651

    Abstract: Outside financial audits may seem like an extravagance to nonprofits working to contain costs and focus on their mission. But undergoing regular audits allows organizations to identify risks early and act quickly to prevent problems. Independent audits also provide valuable reassurance to donors and other stakeholders that your ship is on course. This article offers some suggestions on how to prepare for an audit properly, which, in turn, can cut costs.

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  • Is your religious congregation meeting its financial responsibilities?

    June / July 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 691

    Abstract: Churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious congregations are subject to many of the same financial requirements as other nonprofit organizations are. And other requirements and responsibilities are unique to these congregations. This article is an overview of the topic.

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  • IRS explains new UBTI rules – Clearing up the “silo rule” confusion

    June / July 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 749

    Abstract: Several provisions of the TCJA have significant implications for nonprofits, especially those with unrelated business taxable income (UBTI). These organizations must now calculate their UBTI separately for each unrelated business. Not surprisingly, this new “silo rule” has led to some head-scratching. This article discusses interim guidance aimed at clearing up any confusion. Nonprofits may rely on this guidance (IRS Notice 2018-67) until proposed regulations are issued. A sidebar explains how the TCJA provisions on transportation fringe benefits, including transit and parking, are affecting organizations.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Volunteerism continues to decline

    April / May 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 426

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on separate studies showing a continued drop in volunteering and disproving the efficiency ratio used by many nonprofits. A report on philanthropy following disasters — including information on funding trends and where and how contributions are used — also is discussed.

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  • Improving your organization’s surveys

    April / May 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 583

    Abstract: Some nonprofits are unimpressed by the results of surveys they’ve sent to members, donors, sponsors and other constituents. This article guides nonprofit leaders as they rethink their organizations’ survey format and practices. Focus, tone, format and online help are among the areas discussed.

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  • Master the disaster – Plan now to minimize damages

    April / May 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 651

    Abstract: No organization today, nonprofit or otherwise, can afford to ignore the possibility of a natural or manmade threat that cripples operations. From hurricanes and wildfires, active shooters and cyberattacks, to things as seemingly minor as a burst pipe, any operation can be vulnerable. This article outlines how to assess, and reduce, risks and create an effective emergency response plan.

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  • Financial dashboards: The drive for success

    April / May 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 873

    Abstract: Nonprofits have increasingly turned to financial “dashboards” to help their boards and other audiences visualize important metrics, or key performance indicators (KPIs), for their organizations. This article discusses how to decide which metrics to use on a nonprofit dashboard and suggests several helpful KPIs. A sidebar offers up KPIs in other vital areas of the organization, such as risk management and governance and technology.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Push continues for universal charitable deduction

    February / March 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 408

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights ongoing legislative proposals that, if enacted, would mitigate the potentially negative repercussions of the federal income tax overhaul on charitable deductions. The feature also highlights funders who’ve turned to competitions to decide how to direct their dollars. Also covered: a study that explores the link between a lack of trust in government and the use of nonprofit services.

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  • Enterprise risk management helps nonprofits contain threats

    February / March 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 557

    Abstract: Like their for-profit counterparts, nonprofits face an ever-expanding range of risks. The numerous, sometimes overlapping, types of risk demand a holistic approach, which is where enterprise risk management comes in. Even organizations with limited resources can — and should — find a way to make ERM combat the risks that come with operating in the 21st century. This article explains this comprehensive management strategy and how to use it effectively.

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  • Do you understand how taxes will affect your donors?

    February / March 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 774

    Abstract: Helping donors understand the requirements and benefits of their gifts to a not-for-profit will help the organization strengthen those relationships. This article discusses the varying deductibility of different types of gifts — including cash, property and vehicles — and when fair market value can be applied.

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  • IRS eases rules for nonprofit restructurings

    February / March 2019
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 756

    Abstract: Many nonprofit organizations across the country are mulling restructuring. And the timing is good, because the IRS has made the process easier for some. This article explains how the new rules differ from the old rules, and describes the new requirements for filing an application to reorganize. A sidebar highlights less stringent requirements for donor reporting.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Chatbots can help you do more for less

    Year End 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 441

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” focuses on chatbots that can help nonprofits get more done, charity athletic events that are facing financial obstacles, a new feature in Amazon’s popular virtual voice assistant, and an expansion of Facebook’s Workplace chat and communication platform.

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  • Shooting for consistency – New rules clarify accounting for grants and contributions

    Year End 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 767

    Abstract: When the FASB released new rules for revenue recognition in 2014, contributions were specifically excluded. Now the FASB is offering further guidance in its ASU No. 2018-08, Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958): Clarifying the Scope and Accounting Guidance for Contributions Received and Contributions Made. This article explores the issues that prompted the new rules, the definition of a “contribution” and what makes a contribution conditional. A sidebar explains how the new FASB guidance on grants and contributions also modifies the “simultaneous release” option included in GAAP.

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  • Volunteer retention – Keep old friends

    Year End 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 617

    Abstract: Training a new volunteer is time-consuming and costly. And that’s only one reason why not-for-profit organizations want to hold on to their volunteers once they’ve come aboard. This article briefly details the real value of volunteers, and discusses training them and rewarding their accomplishments. It also spotlights some of the best ways to retain volunteers, such as by acknowledging their interests and using their talents.

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  • Is a merger right for you?

    Year End 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 715

    Abstract: In the wake of the new tax law and other developments, many nonprofits are looking for ways to solidify their financial footing — including the possibility of merging with another organization. But a merger isn’t something to be entered into lightly. This article discusses the structure of a merger and other collaborations a nonprofit may pursue, such as consolidations, parent-subsidiary arrangements and affiliations. It also highlights the due diligence process and collaboration costs.

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