Nonprofit

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  • Improve cash management to control budget deficits

    June / July 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 977

    Abstract: In an economic downturn, when most nonprofits simultaneously face revenue losses and the growing needs of their constituencies, it would be wonderful to find a simple and painless way to improve cash flow. There’s no easy solution to the cash crunch, but this article offers tips on cutting expenses, getting more cash from traditional avenues, and using cash reserves — or the investments your board has designated for future use — to support your operations. A sidebar offers an example of a simple cash flow forecasting model.

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  • Newsbits – Handling credit card information

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 527

    Abstract: In this issue, “Newsbits” discusses new developments in handling credit card information; a decreasing number of charitable contributions; your donors’ SROI, or social return on investment; and socially responsible guidelines.

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  • 5 ways to boost your nonprofit’s income

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 848

    Abstract: With donor contributions dropping for many nonprofits, you may be looking for ways to make up the difference in income. This is the time to revisit some of the time-tested ways for nonprofits to generate revenue. It’s also time to get creative and brainstorm some new potential money makers for your organization.

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  • Building a dream team – How to manage the board selection process

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1053

    Abstract: Having a leadership team that can drive your nonprofit through hard economic times is more important than ever. Combine that large order with another important factor — transparency — and you have your work cut out for you. So how can you put together a board of directors that can nimbly pick up the ball while satisfying the community your nonprofit serves?

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  • Outcomes-based evaluation puts the proof in the pudding

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Profitable Solutions for Nonprofits

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 517

    Abstract: In the world of real estate, the mantra is location, location, location. In the world of nonprofits and the entities that fund them, the mantra is results, results, results. Funders want to know that their funds are being spent responsibly and you’re accomplishing — at least working to accomplish — what you said you would.

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  • 5 steps to better delegation

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 567

    Abstract: Done well, task delegation allows an individual to focus on his or her most important tasks, helps to build bench strength in an organization and gets staffers out of the office before midnight. This article outlines five general steps for improving delegation: Choose tasks wisely, pick the right person, perfect the handoff, keep in touch (sparingly) and acknowledge the help.

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  • Creating a solid investment policy

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 577

    Abstract: Weak economic fundamentals and volatile financial markets make having a written investment policy more important than ever. This article explains the basic objective of an investment policy: to ensure that an organization’s money works as hard as it can for as long as it can. It also guides organizations through the process of listing objectives and allowable investments, developing policies for accountability and managing extraordinary losses.

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  • Maximizing matching funds – Don’t miss out on a major source of support

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 792

    Abstract: Even in a souring economy, many companies still match their employees’ donations to certain charitable organizations as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts. This article discusses ways nonprofits can tap this potential bounty by properly training staffers, compiling lists of local companies that match, and creating their own matching funds pools led by board members and major supporters.

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  • How your nonprofit can survive the current economic crisis

    Spring 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Observer

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 1139

    Abstract: In many cases, nonprofits are hit even harder than other sectors when the economy sours, and the current economic crisis could spell doom for some organizations. This article provides tips for weathering the storm. They include enlisting the help of boards, staff and outside advisors; increasing donor contact, particularly with long-term and financially generous supporters; and closely reviewing expenses for both large and small costs that can be cut.

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  • New for nonprofits – Note these giving trends

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 493

    Abstract: This issue reports on donor giving trends; how older Americans are planning to step up their volunteer activities; postage meter compliance changes; and e-mail marketing tips.

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  • 5 steps to an ideal board meeting

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 336

    Abstract: Productive, upbeat board meetings don’t happen by themselves. But taking these five steps — from doing the legwork to following your set plan of action — will make sure you get there.

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  • How should you recruit and retain employees in the current economy?

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 527

    Abstract: In any economy, nonprofits face the challenge of recruiting and retaining good employees. In this weak job market, there’s a glut of qualified job seekers. Now that you have the pick of the crop, make sure you choose wisely. And, once you hire a candidate, do what you can to keep that person — regardless of the broader economic environment.

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  • The yin and yang of it – Preparing annual audited financial statements

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 878

    Abstract: When it’s time to prepare annual audited financial statements, you may find it difficult to determine where the responsibilities lie. With your auditor on one side of the equation and your management and board on the other, it’s important to clearly define — and understand — each party’s roles and responsibilities.

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  • How to operate in a down market

    April / May 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 660

    Abstract: When the economy falters, many nonprofits experience both reduced cash inflows and rising demand for services. Even if you’ve built up reserves for such situations, you can’t depend on them to last a long recession. What then can your organization do to avoid getting caught in the crunch?

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  • News for Nonprofits – New Form 990 requires “Tell All” on compensation

    February / March 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 471

    Abstract: This issue discusses new Form 990 “tell-all” requirements regarding compensation; ideas for going green; and a higher education questionnaire that signals new IRS compliance requirements.

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  • Spending limits – Initiatives zero in on endowment management

    February / March 2009
    Newsletter: Nonprofit Agendas

    Price: $225.00, Subscriber Price: $157.50

    Word count: 606

    Abstract: That mouthful of words — the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (also known as UPMIFA) — is likely in your vocabulary by now. As of year end, one-half of U.S. states had enacted UPMIFA and the legislation had been introduced in several more states. UPMIFA updates and standardizes investment and expenditure policies for nonprofits. Learn, in a nutshell, how the law requires organizations to prudently manage investments and control expenditures.

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