Nonprofit

Nonprofits Tips for Telling Your Story

Nonprofits have great stories to tell. If you’re not using your organization’s stories to garner media attention and promote your mission, it’s time to consider doing so. Keep in mind that you’ll be going head to head with “hard news,” other stories, and lifestyle pieces, so it will generally take more than a great story […]

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Nonprofit Governance: A Checklist

Nonprofit organizations are expected to show they are worthy of the public’s trust. It’s up to an organization’s board to maintain the highest standards of accountability, transparency, and good governance. Volumes have been written about best practices for nonprofit governance. The following is a list of key policies, procedures, and guidelines in four broad areas […]

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Don’t Cross the Line!

Looking ahead to this year’s mid-term elections, charities may want to take time now to review some dos and don’ts. The line between permissible issue advocacy and prohibited campaign activity is very fine.   Issues You can advocate for your position on policy issues as long as your advocacy doesn’t reach the level of campaign […]

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Planning a Move?

Taking the time to plan ahead can take some of the pain out of relocating and minimize your downtime.   Planning 101 Put someone in charge. Then, before you start packing, map out your new space and figure out where things should go. Make sure each piece of office equipment and every box is marked […]

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The Independent Audit

The word audit can sometimes make people a little nervous. However, there are several benefits associated with having an organization’s financial statements audited by an independent certified public accountant (CPA). Here’s an overview of what’s involved.   How does an audit differ from a compilation or review? A compilation is the most basic financial statement […]

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