Posts Tagged: nonprofit

Nonprofit Board Operations: Agendas

Meetings, meetings, meetings. A necessary part of any nonprofit organization, they are where ideas and issues are discussed, new initiatives are introduced, and action items are assigned. While they may seem cumbersome at times, a good meeting keeps your organization focused and goal-oriented. But how do you maintain the productivity of meetings – especially recurring …

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Best Practices for Acknowledging Charitable Contributions

Charitable contributions are a main source of funding for most non-profits. In order for your donors to receive a tax deduction for making charitable contributions, they must be properly and appropriately acknowledged by the nonprofit. You may be surprised to learn that there are several important things your organization must do to ensure that donors …

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Is Fiscal Sponsorship Right for You?

Many individuals looking to develop a charitable program assume that they need to create a nonprofit organization to solicit tax-deductible contributions. While establishing a nonprofit is often the best course of action, for many there is another way – fiscal sponsorship. Fiscal sponsorship is a partnership with a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization – the fiscal sponsor …

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At What Stage of the Nonprofit Lifecycle is Your Organization?

Understanding the nonprofit lifecycle is the key to identifying the transitional points that can be opportunities to expand an organization’s capacity to serve the community they set out to help.    Simply put, capacity is a nonprofit organization’s potential to effect meaningful change. Building capacity is necessary to accomplish an organization’s mission in a way …

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Educational 501(c)(3): Does Your Organization Meet the Criteria?

May 10, 2021 Posted by Casey Summar in Non-profits, Nonprofits

What is an educational 501(c)(3)? To qualify as “educational,” an organization does not necessarily have to provide what many may think of as traditional, classroom-style instruction. A nonprofit organization may qualify as an educational 501(c)(3) so long as the intent is to provide individuals or the public with fact-based instruction on ideas or materials that …

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More COVID-19 Relief for Nonprofits!

March 16, 2021 Posted by Kristen Anderson in Congress, COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits

More COVID-19 relief for nonprofits is on the way! Both Congress and the State of California have set aside more relief funds for nonprofits. President Biden signed into law a revised version of the American Rescue Plan Act on March 11, 2021. Also, the California legislature authorized over $2 billion in additional financial relief for …

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