Nonprofit

Is It Time to Review and Refresh Your Nonprofit’s Board?

Perhaps your not-for-profit has lost a few board members in the turmoil of the past few years. Or maybe your current lineup simply isn’t meeting your organization’s leadership challenges. There are many reasons to review and rebuild a nonprofit’s board of directors. But there’s no excuse to ignore problems and hope they’ll work themselves out. […]

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What Makes Charitable Donors Give?

People give to charity for many reasons — to “make a difference” or “give back,” to reduce their tax burden and even to impress their peers. These many motivations can be frustrating for not-for-profits looking for a magic formula. In the absence of one, you need to keep your eyes and ears open and be […]

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How Your Nonprofit Can Break Bad Budgeting Habits

Autumn is here and many not-for-profits are starting to think about budgeting for 2023. If your budget process is on autopilot, you might want to pause and think about changing things up this year — particularly if you’ve experienced recent shortfalls or found your budget to be less resilient than is ideal. Here’s how to […]

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KPIs With a Financial Dashboard Can Take Your Nonprofit Where It Wants to Go

Does your board have a quick and easy way to assess your not-for-profit’s financial performance? It does if it has a dashboard with carefully chosen and up-to-date key performance indicators (KPIs). Dashboards can also be set up to provide critical information to multiple audiences regarding specific goals and fundraising campaigns. Here’s how you can get started. […]

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How Codes of Ethics Share Your Nonprofit’s Values, Limit Fraud Losses

Every two years, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners releases its Report to the Nations, an occupational fraud study of for-profit, not-for-profit and government organizations. As in previous editions, the 2022 study reports that most organizations require employees to read and sign a code of ethics or conduct. This relatively simple control can result in […]

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