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  • News for Nonprofits – Annual survey names best nonprofit employers

    August / September 2013
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 417

    Abstract: This issue’s “News for Nonprofits” discusses an annual survey that names the best nonprofits to work for; the shared responsibility, or “play or pay,” provisions of the health care act to take effect in 2015; and how to avoid the kind of embezzlement that was perpetrated in one recent scam.

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  • Contractor’s toolbox – Tighten up job schedules without sacrificing quality

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 417

    Abstract: Building lean schedules is not only a prerequisite to getting through hard economic times; it’s a key to more profits in the future. This article explores several ways contractors can tighten up job schedules, such as building extra time into the schedule, making sure sites are ready when subcontractors arrive, starting new jobs on the same day each week (to better coordinate with subs and suppliers), and many others. (Updated 3/20/12)

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  • High-tech vs. hands-on training

    Fall 2008
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 417

    Abstract: Contractors have traditionally used on-site, face-to-face training to instruct workers in procedures, safety, personal protection equipment and job functions. Although there’s nothing wrong with this conventional approach, there’s an alternative that can be equally, if not more, effective. This brief article goes into the pros and cons of both hands-on instruction and computer-based training through DVDs, CD-ROMs or the Internet. (Updated 3/20/12)

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  • Newsbits – Form 990: Are you delinquent?

    Winter 2011
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 417

    Abstract: This issue’s “Newsbits” describes the consequences of failing to file Form 990; offers an online source of “snail mail” fundraising tips; and discusses a study showing that more consumers are purchasing products associated with a social or environmental cause.

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  • Managing payroll: In-house vs. outsourcing

    Winter 2010
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 417

    Abstract: At a time when many nonprofits are scrutinizing every line item in their budgets, one item in the crosshairs is payroll processing. But the decision regarding whether to bring payroll back in-house should be studied from every angle. Who will manage it? Are there sufficient checks and balances ? What about technological capabilities? Before deciding that a payroll vendor is one of those costs that can be cut, it’s important to remember that they provide expertise and experience that may not necessarily exist in-house.

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  • Contractor’s Toolbox – Is subcontractor safety any of your business?

    Fall 2009
    Newsletter: Construction Industry Advisor

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 417

    Abstract: When a general contractor was cited for its subcontractor’s safety violations — even though the safety of only the subcontractor’s employees was at stake — the contractor appealed. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld the citation. Although this case is binding in only the midwestern states included in the Eighth Circuit, it’s likely that OSHA will continue to enforce its controlling employer citation policy in other locales. Contractors will be wise to modify construction contracts to require subcontractors to comply with OSHA safety requirements as well as the contractor’s safety plan.

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