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Tips on How a Nonprofit Can Partner With Businesses

Mixing business and charity seems like it's all the rage. Done well, it can be an effective way to both further the mission and raise financial support. In this post, we're going to explore examples of each.

Top 10 Form 990 Audit Triggers No One Told You About

Timely and accurate filing of Form 990 is essential to the ongoing success of your nonprofit. We often run into the false notion that since it is a nonprofit filing the return, that the IRS really doesn't pay that much…

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Mixing Business and Charity

SUSTAINABILITY. That's been the buzzword around the nonprofit space for over a decade. Organizations everywhere are looking for ways to build-in revenue streams to supplement, or even replace, traditional donations. The reality is, no matter how appealing the idea is,…

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How to Categorize Operations Revenue

In part two of our reporting series, we want to address how to categorize some of the other types of revenue a nonprofit organization frequently encounters. Donations aren't the only type of funding with specific reporting requirements. Non-gift revenue sources…

What is IRS Form 990?

It's that time of year again... time to start thinking about your organization's tax return filing. Some may not be aware of this annual requirement, or what even goes into this form. We created an FAQ to give a better understanding…

Nonprofit Tax Changes Could Come in 2015

According to Harold Hancock, legal counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, tax code changes are possible this year for charities and other nonprofits.  We talked about this last year (and the year before), but so far, nothing has…

Nonprofit Unrelated Business Income

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

A Tale of Two Nonprofit Websites

Once upon a time, there were two websites, each belonging to a different charity.  Our tale follows the adventures of these websites. The first website...we'll call it "the good site"...was considered a real asset to its owner.  While not fancy…

Answers to Reader Questions (Dec ’08)

At the end of most newsletters, we put out the call for "topic requests".  We wanted to get to some reader questions before the year ended. We will try to answer questions like these, that don't require a whole article, from time…

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