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How to Handle Copyrights in Your Nonprofit

Foundation Group works with thousands of nonprofits each year, so we get the opportunity to deal with many complex issues. Few are as complicated and confusing as copyright and royalty questions. The goal of this post is to give you…

5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Fail

Top 5 Reasons Why Nonprofits Fail

Here’s a factoid you’ve probably heard before:  The majority of small business startups fail within the first 5 years.  Sadly, the same is true for nonprofits.  There are a multitude of factors that come into play that help to determine…

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5 Training Tips for Church Volunteers to Empower Service

To fulfill a church’s mission, its leaders are tasked with administrative duties, such as managing staff and overseeing the bookkeeping process. That’s why volunteer roles are crucial to propel other church initiatives forward—volunteers offer much-needed support that drives outreach, evangelism,…

5 Things You Must Do

5 Things You Must Do If The IRS Revokes Your 501(c)(3) Status

Some days, there are pieces of mail you really wish you didn’t receive. Bills, late notices, warranty expirations, or recalls on your car are all examples of items we’d rather not get. But one piece of mail you really don’t…

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Private Foundation vs. Public Charity: Spot the Difference

When starting a 501(c)(3) organization, there are generally two choices for classifying the organization: private foundation or public charity. Public charities represent the largest share (72%) of active, 501(c)(3) organizations. Their purpose is to perform charitable work, while private foundations…

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Can A Nonprofit Change Its Mission?

Healthy things grow.  That goes for both people and organizations.  All but the smallest of businesses grow and evolve over time.  Often it is a necessity to keep up with changes in the business environment, regulatory change, or simply changes…

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4 Tips for Attracting and Retaining Event Sponsors

The presence or absence of sponsors can make or break your nonprofit’s events. Your team has likely poured many hours into the planning process to ensure your venue, marketing materials, and event content are innovative and engaging for your attendees.…

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