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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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  • News for Nonprofits – Researchers find the way to narcissists’ wallets

    October / November 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 418

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights what researchers say is the best way to prompt narcissists to donate; how various audiences use social media; and why cloud users should be careful to back up their data.

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  • The “going concern” question: What it means for your organization

    October / November 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 667

    Abstract: GAAP requires nonprofit management to evaluate whether there’s “substantial doubt” about a nonprofit’s ability to continue as a going concern — meaning it won’t soon liquidate its assets and cease operations. And accounting standards require a going-concern evaluation for annual financial reporting periods, as well as for interim periods within these annual periods. This article addresses management responsibilities, disclosure requirements, and plans to lessen “substantial doubt.”

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  • Data analytics – Prove it: Use facts to tell your story

    October / November 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 618

    Abstract: A nonprofit’s constituents want to know facts about the organization, not wishful thinking. Enter data analytics, the science of collecting and analyzing sets of data to develop useful insights, connections and patterns that can lead to more informed decision-making. This article highlights the basics of data analytics, and the planning and execution required to make it a success.

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  • Can “collective impact” help you accomplish more?

    October / November 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 755

    Abstract: As nonprofits increasingly take on thorny problems that call for large-scale social change (for example, global warming, economic development or education), some are turning to a relatively new approach known as “collective impact.” Proponents say such cross-sector coordination is more likely to achieve change than isolated interventions by individual groups. This article explains the collective impact approach, including five prerequisites that together produce the alignment necessary for successful initiatives. A sidebar describes how nonprofit leaders need to look at collective impact initiatives holistically and consider all parts of the “puzzle.”

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  • News for Nonprofits – How are organizations using technology?

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 409

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights a study that documents how organizations are using social media; a new Netflix model for donations; and a report’s findings on the financial health of U.S. nonprofits.

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  • A match game – What to look for before becoming a fiscal sponsor

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 614

    Abstract: More and more these days, smaller nonprofit organizations, or groups of individuals who aren’t tax-exempt, are asking larger, more senior nonprofits to sponsor a project. This article explains the concept and suggests what an organization should consider before agreeing to become a fiscal sponsor.

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  • Get ready for the new revenue recognition rules

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 795

    Abstract: The new accounting rules for recognizing revenue will take effect for most not-for-profits (except for those with public bond issues) at the beginning of their next fiscal year. While the total revenue recognized over time won’t change, nonprofits should understand how the timing and information they must share will — and how to prepare for the change. This article reviews the basic requirements of ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). A sidebar highlights anticipated guidance about the proper accounting for contributions.

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  • Financial trouble spots that should trigger alarms for your board

    August / September 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 683

    Abstract: When not-for-profits are losing funding sources, defaulting on loans or leaving employees unpaid, board members can clearly see that they’re in financial crisis. Often, though, the board could have averted such disasters if it had recognized some of the subtler signs of distress. This article discusses how to keep an eye out for financial problems.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Do you qualify for the new family leave credit?

    June / July 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 423

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights information about the new family leave credit available to employers; impact-themed exchange traded funds; and a study on foundations’ investment performance.

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  • The TCJA changes the rules on UBI

    June / July 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 622

    Abstract: The TCJA contains some significant requirements affecting unrelated business income (UBI). If a not-for-profit engages in “unrelated business” — and even if it doesn’t — it could find that its unrelated business income tax (UBIT) liability increases under the new law. This article covers calculating your UBI, and how an organization might be able to minimize the effects of the changed rules.

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  • Midterm elections – What your nonprofit can and can’t do

    June / July 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 711

    Abstract: Not-for-profits need to know the rules about acceptable and prohibited political activities, particularly during an election year. If an organization fails to adhere to them, it risks losing its tax-exempt status. This article explains what nonprofits are allowed — and not allowed — to do when it comes to political activities.

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  • 4 ideas to counter shrinking donations under the new tax law

    June / July 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 755

    Abstract: With several provisions in 2017’s TCJA expected to depress charitable giving, nonprofits should mobilize to minimize the negative impact on their bottom lines. This article explains the new disincentives for giving. And it offers four ideas for combating them, including having donors bunch donations and setting up donor-advised funds. A sidebar briefly discusses a giving alternative for donors over age 70½ — charitable IRA rollovers.

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