Compliance Corner: Ensure Your Corporate Partnerships Are Tax Compliant
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Are Your Corporate Partnerships Tax Compliant?  Relationships between nonprofits and companies can be impactful and mutually beneficial—especially co-branded relationships.  But, before you enter into a relationship with a company, it’s important to know the IRS’s rules around what is taxable and not taxable in such relationships. Simply put, The IRS determined that sponsorships and agreements […]

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Nonprofit Board Meeting Basics: Agendas, Establishing a Quorum, Minutes

Creating an Agenda The simplest way to ensure that board meetings are spent productively carrying you forward to meet your goals, is by outlining an agenda and redirecting to that agenda when you notice people getting off topic. The Board President and Executive director should connect to establish agenda items, and follow a standard agenda […]

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How to Run a Productive Nonprofit Board Meeting

Board Meetings Help Establish a Healthy Work Culture While board meetings may occupy the realm of the mundane in our minds—a task that carries undertones of obligation rather than inspiration, nuts-and-bolts rather than boots-to-the-ground—the purpose and importance of these meetings should not be overlooked. In many ways, board meetings are a cornerstone of nonprofit operations, […]

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How Do I Know If My Nonprofit Is Grant Ready?

All nonprofits need to fundraise to make their missions happen. In the nonprofit sector, funding from government and foundation grants is an important element. The biggest sources of nonprofit fundraising comes from foundation and government grants. Grant writing is a part of nearly all nonprofit organizations fundraising strategic plan. Sometimes a competitive environment with other […]

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10 End of Year Fundraising Event Ideas for Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person Events
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10 End of Year Fundraising Event Ideas for Virtual, Hybrid, and In-Person Events This year, nonprofits are trying all kinds of fundraising events—virtual, hybrid, and in-person. Since there is a different level of COVID-19 risk in every community, it’s more important than ever to tailor your events to your community of donors’ needs. So, we […]

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Compliance Corner: Discounted Mailings for Nonprofits: How to Apply and How to Comply
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Discounted  Mailings for Nonprofits: How to Apply and How to Comply Did you know that you can likely get a discount on mailings for your nonprofit?  The USPS has special pricing for nonprofit mailings. This means you can cut down costs by 54%-80% on mailing your annual appeal letter, event invitations, and more. However, nonprofits […]

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Make the Most out of Your Nonprofit’s Annual Letter Campaign
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Make the Most out of Your Nonprofit’s Annual Letter Campaign It’s October, the season when many nonprofits organize an annual letter campaign. Letter campaigns can be a great fundraising tool when there is enough planning and personalization.  How Letter Campaigns Can Go Wrong However, letter campaigns can also be disastrous. Once, we saw an organization […]

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Grant Heartbeat: Getting Ready for Giving Tuesday
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Getting Ready for Giving Tuesday Making sure your organization is set up to accept online donations on Giving Tuesday can be as labor-intensive and technical as compiling a grant application. Here’s your checklist for ensuring that your organization is ready to go on November 30, 2021. Our advice—complete this checklist well in advance of Giving […]

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How Your Nonprofit Can Benefit from Co-Branding and Corporate Sponsorships
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How Your Nonprofit Can Benefit from Co-Branding and Corporate Sponsorships Have you considered co-branding with a company in support of your nonprofit’s mission? Co-branding can be a highly effective strategy for nonprofits to raise funds, engage volunteers, and build wider support for their cause. There’s more to co-branding than you might think, and in this […]

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Compliance Corner: The Difference Between Funds With and Without Donor Restrictions
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What Is the Difference Between Funds With Donor Restrictions and Without Donor Restrictions? Nonprofits have a unique accounting standard that differs from other types of businesses. Nonprofits have two categories for funds received: 1) funds with donor restrictions, and 2) funds without donor restrictions. These used to be called unrestricted, temporarily restricted, and permanently restricted […]

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