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  • Surviving the COVID-19 crisis: A nonprofit action plan

    Although most not-for-profits have been hurt by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, your organization’s specific challenges probably depend on your mission, constituency and other factors.

  • CARES Act offers new hope for cash-strapped nonprofits

    On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. How is this massive $2 trillion recovery package poised to help your not-for-profit organization? It depends on your group’s size, financial condition and other factors.

  • What COVID-19 legislation means for nonprofits and their staffers

    Whether your not-for-profit is newly deluged with demand for services or you’ve closed doors temporarily, it’s important to keep up with legislation responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

  • Clearing the cobwebs from your nonprofit’s program offerings

    It’s all too easy to let not-for-profit programs that have outlived their effectiveness to continue, even as they consume budget resources.

  • Matching gifts double the impact of donors’ contributions

    A majority of large U.S. companies offer matching gift programs to boost the impact of their employees’ charitable gifts. Double the Donation estimates that $2 to $3 billion is donated through matching gift programs every year.

  • How to prepare your nonprofit for a financial audit

    Outside financial audits may seem like an extravagance to not-for-profits working to contain costs and focus on their mission. But undergoing regular audits allows your organization to identify risks early and act quickly to prevent problems.

  • Can your board recognize financial red flags?

    A key fiduciary duty of your not-for-profit’s board of directors is to oversee and monitor the organization’s financial health. Some financial warning signs — such as the loss of a major funder — may jump out immediately. But other red flags can be more subtle. Here are some of them.

  • How taxes affect your nonprofit’s donors

    The deductibility of most charitable gifts hasn’t changed since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, but some recordkeeping requirements have.

  • Conflict-of-interest policies are too important for nonprofits to neglect

    Does your not-for-profit organization have a conflict-of-interest policy in place? Do your board members, trustees and key employees understand how the policy affects them? If you answer “no” to either (or both) of these questions, you have some work to do. A duty

  • Yes, SEO is also important for nonprofits

    If you think search engine optimization (SEO) is something only for-profit businesses need to worry about, think again. The Google rankings of your not-for-profit’s website can make a tremendous difference in the donations and other support you receive.

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