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Recordkeeping Basics for Nonprofits

Recordkeeping Basics for Nonprofits

There's a well-worn cliché that says, "If it's not in writing, it didn't happen".  When it comes to your nonprofit, no truer statement was ever uttered!  But, unless you are the uber-organized type who just instinctively writes everything down, documentation…

Nonprofit Bylaws – The Dos and Don’ts

Nonprofit Bylaws – The Dos and Don’ts

Bring up the subject of a nonprofit’s bylaws and you are sure to get an interesting response.  For many nonprofit’s, their bylaws are just some forgotten document, full of legalese, gathering dust in a file cabinet somewhere.  No one on…

Does a Church Need 501(c)(3) Status?

A church is one of the oldest organizational types in the world.  The concept of the local Christian church in particular has existed for approximately 2,000 years.  Other religions have church histories going back much further than that.  In light…

Effective Budgeting for Nonprofits

Effective Budgeting for Nonprofits

A common mistake made by both businesses and nonprofits alike is the failure to budget income and expenses.  Far too often, it's a see-what-comes-in mentality that rules the day, with no attempt to plan, manage, or adapt to changing financial…

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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…

Fiscal Sponsor Payment by Check

What Is a Fiscal Sponsor?

Sometimes, those operating a charitable activity do not wish to fully formalize what they're doing into an actual 501(c)(3) nonprofit entity. The reasons for this vary, but often the services of a fiscal sponsor is needed. Properly setup, fiscal sponsorships…

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