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  • News for Nonprofits – Report digs into Millennials’ work for causes

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 425

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights the results of the Millennial Impact Report; new reports available at Charity Navigator; and a new dollar-amount record for Giving Tuesday.

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  • Pluses and minuses of paying your board

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 601

    Abstract: Some nonprofits today are considering compensating board members for their services, thinking they might be able to attract better qualified leaders. This article outlines the pros and cons of board payments, including factors to consider in making the decision and developing a compensation policy.

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  • Don’t let the “commerciality doctrine” trip you up

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 631

    Abstract: Realizing the danger of becoming overly dependent on donations to sustain operations, some not-for-profits have decided to look for other revenue sources, including opening their own businesses. But even business activities related to an organization’s exempt purpose can fall prey to the commerciality doctrine, resulting in the potential loss of one’s exempt status. This article explains the “commerciality doctrine” and discusses risks from unrelated business income.

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  • New tax law raises concerns

    April / May 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 915

    Abstract: This article discusses certain provisions of the TCJA, including the calculation of UBTI, a new excise tax on “excess” executive compensation, reduced charitable giving incentives and the repeal of tax-exempt treatment of certain bond interest. A sidebar sums up proposed provisions that had generally caused concern for nonprofits but that didn’t make it into the Act.

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  • News for Nonprofits – What it takes to score with employees

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 440

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights a popular job search site’s ranking of the best nonprofits to work for; the results of a study that reveals how nonprofit marketers are falling behind in their efforts to use emails as a marketing tool; and a study that found that many nonprofits are turning to fundraising for help growing their organizations.

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  • Your game plan for effective social media use

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 569

    Abstract: Most nonprofits have some degree of a social media presence, but it isn’t always effective. Organizations can flounder in their attempts to be successful on this playing field, but problems are often surmountable and cost little or nothing to solve. This article looks at defining a strategy for social media and creating an effective social media plan. Measuring results is also briefly discussed.

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  • Joint expenses – Allocating program and fundraising costs

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 643

    Abstract: In recent years watchdog groups, the media and others have tightened the screws to make sure nonprofits are spending more money on core programs and less on administration and fundraising. Thus, nonprofits have an incentive to report that they’re doing just that. But there’s something nonprofits must keep in mind: Accounting rules require that the full cost of any activity with a fundraising component be shown as a fundraising expense, unless certain criteria are met. This article explains that distinction.

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  • Are you covered? Get a grip on your nonprofit’s insurance needs

    February / March 2018
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 846

    Abstract: With the mission-related challenges nonprofits juggle every day, taking inventory of insurance coverage can fall under the radar. This article discusses how insurance coverage has changed for nonprofits, and describes the different types of insurance a nonprofit might consider today depending on its requirements. A sidebar explains how an organization might need auto insurance even if it doesn’t own any vehicles.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Are “optional” property taxes for NFPs on the way?

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 425

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on local governments looking for ways to impose property taxes on nonprofits; low interest rates prompting nonprofits to make financial changes; and a report on LGBTQ employment discrimination. An item on “limited-life” foundations, which are drawing growing donor interest, also is included.

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  • Donor acknowledgments and filing IRS Forms 8282 and 8283

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 526

    Abstract: Most nonprofits already have in place a protocol to ensure that every donor gets a show of appreciation and a receipt with the information to claim a charitable contribution deduction on their tax returns. But their obligations may go further than that — for a noncash donation, they might also need to consider Form 8282 or 8283. This article explains when each of these forms is necessary and the processes involved.

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  • “We made it. Now what?” – Nonprofits can face maturity with strength and relevance

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 638

    Abstract: In today’s environment, nonprofits that make it to maturity have reason to celebrate. But to continue to meet their mission and serve constituents in the best way possible, these organizations should think strategically about their future. This article offers advice for setting sights on the longer term, maintaining a valuable board of directors, and keeping programs vital.

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  • Adding it up: The roles and responsibilities of a nonprofit treasurer

    Year End 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 920

    Abstract: Like its for-profit counterparts, a nonprofit can’t succeed without maintaining sound fiscal health. That’s why the title of “treasurer” is so much more than an honorific. By watching over the organization’s “treasure,” the person holding that position facilitates the accomplishment of the nonprofit’s greater goals. This article explores the roles and responsibilities of the position and what qualities a candidate should possess. A sidebar explains that communication skills are especially important in the job.

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  • News for Nonprofits – How “techie” are nonprofits?

    October / November 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 422

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” spotlights a study about NGOs and the online technology they use; fundraising opportunities through smaller “Giving Days”; the “most charitable cities” as identified by Charity Navigator; and nonprofit activities using AI apps.

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  • Proposed tax regs to guide deferred compensation arrangements

    October / November 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 541

    Abstract: The IRS has delivered on its long-promised guidance for nonprofits on deferred compensation arrangements. Among other things, the proposed regulations on so-called Section 457(f) plans clarify, and add to, the types of arrangements exempt from some of the negative tax consequences of deferred compensation plans. This article explains these plans, as well as some new and existing exemptions to their requirements.

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  • How to report collaborative activities

    October / November 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 659

    Abstract: A collaborative arrangement may be simply a contractual agreement in which two or more organizations are active participants in a joint operating activity. This article discusses the financial reporting rules for several types of collaborative arrangements: a simple collaboration, a new legal entity formed in a merger, an acquisition, and a new legal entity that only houses joint activities.

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  • Protect yourself: 5 cybersecurity measures you should take now

    October / November 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 852

    Abstract: With so much on their plates, it’s not surprising that cybersecurity isn’t at the top of some nonprofits’ to-do lists. But cyber risks are real and can prove costly in terms of both finances and reputation. This article explores why nonprofits are vulnerable to cyber risks and offers some proactive steps to reduce risks without breaking the bank. A sidebar highlights cyber insurance.

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