1. Articles in category: Not for Profit

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    1. FASB Proposes Changes to Not-for-Profit Financial Statements

      FASB Proposes Changes to Not-for-Profit Financial Statements

      The Financial Accounting Standards Board ( FASB ) has issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update (ASU... Report Looks At Effects of Audit Quality on the CPA Brand The Illinois CPA Society has published a digital feature exploring the issue of audit quality, its impact on the... National CPA Database Reaches 50th Board The public database now houses CPA license information for over 97 percent of U.S. CPAs throughout the world... DAILY NEWS U.S. Home Prices Increased in February Faster sales likely drove the price gain. Signed contracts to buy homes jumped in February, yet the number of... Police Seize Money ...

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    2. Donors Are Raving About Charity Navigator

      Donors Are Raving About Charity Navigator

      As these philanthropists point out, knowing that you've donated to charities worthy of your support is priceless! * Today I had a phone call from a charity asking if they could count on me for support. Thanks to your service, I could quickly see that very little of my donation would actually go to help cancer victims. * I saw your site referred to in a Wall Street Journal article and wanted to let you know I think it is tremendous.

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    3. Nonprofit System Is “Chronically Brittle,” Survey Results Suggest

      Nonprofit System Is “Chronically Brittle,” Survey Results Suggest

      The Great Recession ended nearly six years ago, and Detroit emerged from bankruptcy last December. With those two gorillas off their backs, the city’s nonprofits plunged into work this year with renewed hope and vigor, says Mariam Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Yet most of those organizations are hardly the picture of health. “When we look at the balance sheets of grantees, they’re stressed,” Ms. Noland says.

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    4. Charities Ignore Donor Preferences, Study Says

      Charities Ignore Donor Preferences, Study Says

      Donors and the nonprofit organizations they support financially have different views on optimum fundraising and communication practices, and that disconnect results in lost donations, a new study has found. Nonprofits were 10 times more likely than donors to say that their organizations are not communicating enough with supporters, while donors regard the information they receive from charities as adequate or, in many cases, far too frequent.

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    5. Why Nonprofits Are Getting Sued More Often

      There is risk incurred by simply getting out of bed every morning. You can insure against almost anything and probably should. The topics of risk and insurance are hot right now as litigation increases against nonprofits.

      Here’s what is getting organizations sued, what organization leaders should consider for coverage and tips on monitoring one of the hottest areas of contention.

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    6. Do Nonprofits and Donors Align When it Comes to Engagement?

      Do Nonprofits and Donors Align When it Comes to Engagement?

      Yes, there have been a number of studies done on donor engagement. Many of which provide valuable insights for nonprofits from a donor perspective. Channel preferences? Check. Generational preferences? Check. Social media preferences? Check.

      However, many of these studies have been done in isolation without a holistic view of the entire donor ecosystem.

      Filed under: Fundraising
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    7. Audio: How to Keep the Donors You Have

      Audio: How to Keep the Donors You Have

      Attracting new donors often gets a lot of attention, but not retaining donors can be costly for nonprofits, according to experts and recent studies. In this episode of Fundraising Fundamentals, learn simple, cost-effective steps that can increase your organization’s donor-retention rate. Guests: Roger Craver, author of Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life. He's on Twitter at @rogercraver.

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    8. Ten Signs of Financial Trouble for Board Members

      Ten Signs of Financial Trouble for Board Members

      Over 90% of BoardAssist placements are serving as leaders on the boards where we place them within 12 months of being placed.  What does being a leader mean?  Among other things, it means being able to support your nonprofit in fiscal matters by spotting the early signs of trouble before it is too late. This week’s guest blogger, finance pro Paul Konigstein, provides us with a terrific check list for trouble in this week’s terrific guest post. Thanks Paul!

      Filed under: Senior Executive Issues

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    9. Most Americans Want Nonprofits to Have Better Financial Management

      Most Americans Want Nonprofits to Have Better Financial Management

      Americans value the work and contributions of the nation’s not-for-profit organizations. Now, in a finding that provides further evidence of the sector’s growing economic importance, a public opinion survey conducted for the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has revealed that nearly four in five Americans believe not-for-profit employees should be exposed to the same training as finance professionals at other businesses.

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    10. Tool Kit: Tips and Advice for Better Grant Seeking

      Tool Kit: Tips and Advice for Better Grant Seeking

      Grant seekers face a competitive market. America’s foundations still aren’t as well-off as they were before the recession, and that’s putting a damper on their giving, according to a Chronicle survey of the nation’s biggest foundations. Yet grants remain one of the major ways nonprofits can raise funds, with giving by foundations representing about 15 percent of charitable giving in 2014, according to Giving USA. So what does that mean for you?

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    11. Nonprofit Tax-Exemption Approvals Double Thanks to Simplified Form

      Nonprofit Tax-Exemption Approvals Double Thanks to Simplified Form

      The Internal Revenue Service approved 94,365 applications from organizations seeking 501(c)(3) designations in fiscal year 2014, more than double the number approved in the previous two years. The one-year jump was due to the introduction of an alternative, three-page electronic version of the 26-page form 1023, the IRS said in its 2014 Data Book, an annual report released Tuesday.

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    12. Starbucks's Schultz Opens New Front in Helping Veterans Enter Work Force - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      Starbucks's Schultz Opens New Front in Helping Veterans Enter Work Force - The Chronicle of Philanthropy

      His latest effort, Onward to Opportunity effort, was announced last week. The Schultz Family Foundation committed $1.7 million to provide job-skills training to 10,000 service members and spouses on as many as six military bases in 2015. The idea is to patch professional-competencies gaps that researchers and veterans service providers say make it difficult for members of the military to transition smoothly into other work.

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    13. Good Records Are Critical When Claiming Tax Deductions for Charity

      Good Records Are Critical When Claiming Tax Deductions for Charity

      Planning to claim tax deductions for charitable donations? The IRS is reminding taxpayers to make sure they have the records they need before filing their 2014 tax returns. For any taxpayer, keeping good records is key to qualifying for the full charitable contribution deduction allowed by law. In particular, this includes insuring that they have received required statements for two contribution categories—each gift of at least $250 and donations of vehicles.

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