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  • News for Nonprofits – PayPal faces lawsuit over diverted donations

    August / September 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 406

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on a lawsuit against PayPal over diverted donations, a report that sheds light on state charity regulators, and new stats showing a drop in peer-to-peer fundraising. Results of a study on talent management priorities also are highlighted.

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  • Are your procurement procedures up to snuff?

    August / September 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 589

    Abstract: The new federal procurement standards significantly alter the way nonprofits handle purchasing. And while most organizations have already changed their written policies to comply with the new standards, they may find it easier to follow the rules on paper than in practice. This article walks nonprofit leaders through the guidance, exploring topics such as cultural adjustment, staff resistance and documentation overload.

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  • Refining your nonprofit as it grows – Shape the future of your organization in its middle years

    August / September 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 654

    Abstract: A not-for-profit’s growth stage — beginning two or three years after formation and continuing until maturity at around age 7 — isn’t without challenges. But this period also comes with a sense of accomplishment and the opportunity to refine and expand the organization. This article explores some of the issues facing a nonprofit at this stage, including possible mission adjustment, strategic planning and staff expansion.

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  • What to expect when the IRS comes a-knocking

    August / September 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 835

    Abstract: Nothing can strike fear in the heart of a nonprofit like receiving the news that it’s been selected for an IRS audit — an audit can be intimidating, not to mention costly and time-consuming. This article discusses the IRS’s recently released internal guidance for requesting audit information from tax-exempt organizations. A sidebar highlights the agency’s nonmandatory best practices intended to make the overall process more effective for auditors — which, in turn, could save nonprofits time and resources.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Nonprofits running deficits

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 444

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” highlights an Urban Institute report revealing both good news and worrisome news about the finances of the nonprofit sector; a “do-it-yourself” fundraising website that’s reporting success in recent campaigns; and efforts in state courts and legislatures to make nonprofits pay property taxes.

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  • What’s the difference between nonprofit and for-profit financial reporting?

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 573

    Abstract: Board members and new staff from a for-profit background don’t always grasp the differences between the for-profit and nonprofit worlds. One area of significant variation is their financial reporting approach. This article highlights their different goals and practices, particularly in the areas of reporting assets and liabilities and reporting revenues and expenses.

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  • Investment income – Recognize UBI when you see it

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 648

    Abstract: When it comes to investment income, nonprofits must comply with some rather complex rules. This article provides information to help organizations identify unrelated business income and stay on the right side of the law. Topics explored include debt-financed income — when it is taxable and when exemptions apply — and payments from subsidiaries.

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  • Going once, going twice – If you’re holding an auction, learn the rules of tax compliance

    June / July 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 797

    Abstract: Charitable auctions have long been lucrative fundraising and stakeholder engagement events. And the option of cost-effectively conducting online auctions has only made these activities more popular. But auctions also come with some tax compliance responsibilities, largely related to substantiating donations. This article discusses acknowledging auction item donations, information to provide to donors, and substantiation requirements for the winning bidders. A sidebar highlights how organizations can satisfy their sales tax obligations.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Female execs still earn less than males

    April / May 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 428

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on study findings that female executives at nonprofits still earn less than their male counterparts and that smartphones are playing a revved-up role in working with refugees. The feature also highlights a report comparing “human services” organizations’ fundraising with other charities’ and how technology-related nonprofits are getting priced out of a key market.

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  • Pledge receivables: The accounting isn’t as simple as it might seem

    April / May 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 549

    Abstract: It’s welcome news for a nonprofit when a donor promises to make a contribution at a later date. But such pledges can come with complicated accounting issues, including the proper treatment of conditional pledges and the potential requirement to discount a pledge’s value. This article addresses when the organization can recognize a pledge and when it should be discounted.

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  • In the beginning, there’s a vision – Early-stage nonprofits face pivotal first steps

    April / May 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 612

    Abstract: Nonprofits often begin as an informal group of people who see a real need for a program or service and feel a personal mandate to help provide it. Their efforts usually start before they’ve even considered applying for tax-exempt status or mobilizing support from others. But the reality of organizational life eventually kicks in. This article covers some of the early concerns faced by new nonprofits, such as putting together a board of directors, hiring staff, recruiting volunteers and installing internal systems and controls.

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  • What are the ingredients for telecommuting success?

    April / May 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 839

    Abstract: Like their for-profit counterparts, nonprofits are increasingly allowing employees to telecommute. Done right, work-at-home arrangements, either full time or on an occasional basis, can pay off for both employers and employees. But the organization will need to be proactive to avoid some potential pitfalls. This article discusses some of the characteristics of successful telecommuting, including having a good policy in place and communicating well with remote employees. A sidebar looks at how to select the right people and positions for telecommuting.

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  • News for Nonprofits – Is your next board chair prepared to lead?

    February / March 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 427

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” reports on a study about the preparedness of board chairpersons, how using professional jargon can hurt organizations, and how some nonprofits with larger audiences receive fewer contributions than their smaller counterparts. The use of clickbait to help nonprofits’ marketing efforts also is discussed.

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  • The latest on occupational fraud: Who the perps are

    February / March 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 548

    Abstract: Occupational fraud is an unfortunate reality for just about every employer, nonprofit organization or otherwise. But organizations might be able to reduce the risk of costly losses if they understand some of the common traits of fraud perpetrators. This article highlights some of the findings in the 2016 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), which provides some useful insights on these characteristics.

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  • Credit card use – Having a policy can thwart misuse

    February / March 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 634

    Abstract: When it comes to fraud in any organization, credit cards are frequently a fraudster’s tool. And credit card use is so commonplace today that there’s always the risk of improper charges to an account. This article addresses the important first step in protecting a nonprofit against credit card misuse — developing a credit card use policy. Important components of a policy, documentation and credit card statement reconciliation are discussed.

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  • Ready for a raffle? Follow the rules and this fundraising tool could be a winner

    February / March 2017
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 860

    Abstract: Raffles have long been a popular fundraiser for nonprofits. They’re easy to produce, affordable for participants and reliable revenue generators. But they’re also subject to strict rules, particularly in the area of tax law. This article explains the federal income tax requirements linked to unrelated business income, reporting and withholding. A sidebar details when an organization might be required to withhold 28% of raffle prizes for federal income tax backup withholding.

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