Recent News & Blog

  • Election season is here! Watch your nonprofit’s activities

    Many states have already held primary elections, and the airwaves are clogged with candidate ads. Yes, the November “mid-terms” election season has begun! So now is a good time to review political activity restrictions that affect Section 501(c)(3) organizations.

  • How to cut costs instead of your nonprofit’s staff

    When the COVID-19 pandemic forced lockdowns in Spring 2020, many not-for-profit organizations initially resisted laying off employees. Retention tax credits provided under the CARES Act helped.

  • Oversight and controls are key to limiting fraud in nonprofits

    Recently, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) published its biannual Report to the Nations: 2022 Global Study on Occupational Fraud and Abuse.

  • Find your nonprofit’s next leader with a team and a plan

    A lot has happened in the past couple of years. So if your not-for-profit hasn’t conducted an executive search since before the pandemic, anticipate an altered search landscape.

  • For nonprofits, quid pro quo isn’t a simple exchange

    Quid pro quo donations occur when a not-for-profit receives a payment that includes a contribution and the organization provides the donor with goods or services valued at less than the contributor’s payment. Among other things, these arrangements create reporting obligations for your nonprofit.

  • Nonprofits: Tips for getting the grant

    There are thousands of grants and millions of dollars available to nonprofits from the federal government, states, foundations and other sources. Unfortunately, you can’t just ask nicely and expect to receive them.

  • Support your nonprofit’s financial plans with board designations

    The pandemic, ongoing economic insecurity and uncertainty about the future have prompted some not-for-profits to make board designations of unrestricted assets. What are board designations, why are they worth considering and how does the process work?

  • Matching gifts make donations twice as sweet

    According to nonprofit consultant Double the Donation, almost 65% of U.S. companies offer matching gift programs to help boost their employees’ charitable giving power. Sadly, billions of dollars in corporate matching gift funds go unclaimed every year.

  • CFO, yes or no? Here’s how to decide

    Whether your not-for-profit organization needs a chief financial officer (CFO) depends on many factors, such as the size of your organization, the complexity and types of revenue sources, and the number of programs you have.

  • What charitable givers need to know about taxes

    Although most charitable donors aren’t primarily motivated by potential tax breaks, they still need to know how donations affect their taxes. It’s important for your not-for-profit to educate them — particularly as tax laws change.

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