Your Form 990. If you’re been able to keep reading without screaming, you have demonstrated strength and courage, nearly as much as you needed to deal with the Form 990 in the first place.
We all know what we want in a leader: vigor, assertiveness, the ability to cut through the truth and go straight to the b.s., someone who will start a battle with a competitor without being hampered by the burden of deliberation.
Just as growing up brings freedom, it also brings the burden of responsibility — being licensed to drive a car also means handling it in such a way as to avoid an accident.
So, let’s focus. When gathering focus groups, focusing means not only gathering a group of people and offering them free lunch. It also involves focusing on what the focus groups said to bring focus to fundraising.
Nonprofit organizations exist to make the world a better place in which to live. One of the many ways to accomplish this worthy aim is taking a green approach. This means going paperless where possible, recycling and looking for ways to get the most efficient use of our resources. And yes, nonprofit managers, that includes you.
Nonprofits dealing with federal agencies, especially those receiving pass-through or similar funding must be extremely careful about abiding by various regulations.
Why do people volunteer? There can be almost as many reasons are there are volunteers, but very often it is possible to offer some kind of generalizations as to volunteer motivation.
Break out the kazoos and the party streamers – someone’s retiring. But before you can make the old-geezer cracks and cut the cake, you better have a succession plan in place.
Independent Sector has released a new tool to help nonprofits, foundations, and corporate philanthropy programs examine and improve their governance practices. The Principles Workbook: Steering Your Board Toward Good Governance and Ethical Practice is designed to help the nonprofit community meet its commitment to upholding the highest standards of accountability, and do so in a cost-effective way.
It would take most of the day to enumerate all of the parts of the revamped Form 990 issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) — and anyone who tried to read them would have a nervous breakdown before getting to the end anyway.
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