Recent News & Blog

Recent News & Blog / Nonprofit

  • Why nonprofits should be transparent about compensation

    More and more U.S. workers are calling for “pay transparency,” and not-for-profit employers need to listen — and act. Pay transparency is the idea that employers should openly share their compensation policies and practices with job candidates, current employees and the public.

  • Build a better nonprofit board with term limits

    Are your not-for-profit’s board members subject to term limits? If not, you might want to consider implementing what’s widely considered a best practice.

  • Make fundraising a year-round commitment

    If your not-for-profit focuses all of its fundraising energy on the holiday season and end of the year, it’s not misguided. After all, 26% of charitable giving to nonprofits occurs in December, according to the 2023 M+R Benchmarks Study.

  • Every nonprofit needs a disaster plan

    Almost no region of the United States has escaped some form of natural disaster or extreme weather this summer.

  • Private foundations: “Disqualified persons” must color within the lines

    Although conflict-of-interest policies are essential for all not-for-profits, private foundations must be particularly careful about adhering to them. In general, stricter rules apply to foundations.

  • Nonprofits: Outsourcing HR could save time and money

    Employers that outsource HR are no longer outliers. Approximately one-third of U.S. employers outsource at least one HR function, according to software company ZipDo.

  • 4 ways to reduce volunteer risk

    Most not-for-profits regard their volunteers as invaluable assets. After all, if it weren’t for your volunteers’ dedication and commitment, your organization might have stalled out a long time ago. It certainly wouldn’t have accomplished as many successes!

  • Nonprofits: Special events call for tax planning

    Tax reporting may be the last thing on your mind when planning a special fundraising event. But your not-for-profit should carefully track revenues and expenses and retain related documentation now to facilitate the reporting process later. Pay attention to the following issues.

  • Be smart when accepting cryptocurrency donations

    Several years ago, when cryptocurrency was still a novel concept, many not-for-profits chose not to accept crypto donations. Now, crypto is so ubiquitous that it’s difficult — and probably a mistake — to refuse it. Yet crypto remains a risky and even unstable form of currency.

  • Do you need to shake up your nonprofit’s culture with new ideas?

    Most not-for-profits develop a culture over time that comes to define the organization. But even if your organization has a successful record and reputation, your staffers can become complacent and growth and productivity can suffer.

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