Lip service is easy (remember “Support the Troops?”). A genuine commitment to volunteers ensures getting the best possible results from their efforts, as well as giving them the best possible experience in their volunteer efforts.
As the recent natural disasters and the responses they spurred have shown, utilization of online donations by nonprofits is no longer a matter of whether. It is going on, and it will not abate.
Waiting until after hitting the iceberg was probably a tad too late for the Titanic’s captain to consider a turnaround, but the concept of turning things around is one facing many businesses and nonprofits in today’s shaky economy.
Because many nonprofits deal with what can be called vulnerable populations, they must be extremely careful about potential abuse of those people who are receiving services from the nonprofit.
Evaluating the performance of any component of an organization is important, but new means of measurement can offer a more sophisticated assessment, just as they can cause unnecessary complications.
So, what makes a successful social entrepreneur? In his book “How to Change the World,” David Bornstein disputes the common assumption that highly successful entrepreneurs are more confident and persistent than most others.
Getting the most out of any campaign requires plenty of thought and preparation.
Business leaders have learned that being good to the nonprofit sector and those it serves can be good for the bottom line. Some nonprofit leaders have learned the same thing.
Of all the federal government entities that find themselves facing calls for contraction, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is standing tall, rolling right along, as vigilant of the nonprofit sector as ever. As always, nonprofits will have to be sure of adhering to a dizzying array of regulations in order to maintain their tax-exempt status. For example, ASC 740-10, formerly and still commonly known as FIN 480, clarifies the accounting for uncertainty in income taxes recognized in an organization’s financial statements in accordance with FASB Statement No. 109.
Nonprofit managers generally find that volunteers who come away from their service feeling the best about the experience are the same ones who have given the organization the best feeling about their contribution.