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Form 990

What is IRS Form 990?

The instructions for IRS Form 990, the long form, are 103 pages long. IRS Form 990-EZ, its mid-range form, instructions are 48 pages long. IRS Form 990-PF, only for private foundations - but required of all private foundations regardless of…

How to Incorporate Planned Giving into Your Capital Campaign

How to Incorporate Planned Giving into Your Capital Campaign

The following is a guest post by Amy Einsenstein from Capital Campaign Toolkit. If your organization is heading toward a capital campaign, this might be a perfect time for you to think about establishing a planned giving program. Planned giving…

Paying an Independent Contractor? Are You Sure?

Paying an Independent Contractor? Are You Sure?

This is a conversation our staff members have with clients at least 4 or 5 times per week: The issue of a nonprofit hiring and paying an independent contractor. What is fascinating is the degree of resistance we often get…

Donations

How to Categorize Donations

Funding your nonprofit organization and making a difference in your community is not an inexpensive feat. So, you start fundraising! And hopefully, you are successful in finding people who want to donate. But what does that look like in your…

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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…

Nonprofit Unrelated Business Income Explained

Nonprofit Unrelated Business Income Explained

There are few topics that generate more confusion to nonprofit managers than unrelated business income (UBI).  It is also one of the areas than can cause the most problems for your organization.  It can cost you money in the form…

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