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If You Teach Them To F.I.S.H…

If You Teach Them To F.I.S.H…

| April 9, 2020

If you teach them to F.I.S.H., sustainable financial futures for nonprofit organizations of all kinds can be accomplished.  In today’s landscape of dwindling giving and decreased interest, in general, long-term sustainability depends on, first, a full reliance on the Lord’s leading and, second, the implementation of financial strategies that follows Biblical principles. One such strategy […]

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New E-Filing Requirements for Tax-Exempt Organizations

New E-Filing Requirements for Tax-Exempt Organizations

| March 12, 2020

Under a little-noticed provision buried deep in the Taxpayer First Act, tax-exempt organizations will be required to file certain information returns and related forms electronically. Background Information The Taxpayer First Act, signed by President Trump on July 1, 2019, requires the IRS to modernize operations and improve taxpayer protections. Accordingly, most of the provisions in the new […]

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Grant Funding Success: What Are You Going To Do With The Grant?

Grant Funding Success: What Are You Going To Do With The Grant?

| November 20, 2019

  The most important thing to know is that grant funding is not a quick fix, so if your organization is in need of immediate funding, it may be time to talk to some individual donors, board members or look at some fundraisers that can be implemented quickly. Grant funding typically takes 6-9 months once […]

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Is Federal Funding a Good Fit for Your Non-Profit

Is Federal Funding a Good Fit for Your Non-Profit

| September 13, 2019

Organizations often search for federal grant funding, and, indeed federal grants are often large and can provide the revenue needed to deliver high-quality services. However, before applying for a federal grant, organizations must take into account the following considerations. Ensure your organization is eligible Take the time to read through the grant guidelines to determine […]

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Funding Insights

Funding Insights

| June 17, 2019

Recently I had an opportunity to hear from three funders. It was a situation that every non-profit organization dreams of being in – being able to ask funders what you really want to know about how they view nonprofits, how they operate and why they do the things they do. These are some of the […]

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The Care and Feeding of Volunteers

The Care and Feeding of Volunteers

| May 13, 2019

The church is the largest “volunteer” organization in the world. How are we treating our volunteers? How can you get more people to share the load? A volunteer is a person who willingly serves. Their livelihood does not depend on their serving. Sometimes leaders in the local church (most of whom are also unpaid volunteers) […]

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Thanks, Gracias, Merci!

Thanks, Gracias, Merci!

| April 9, 2019

Once you have received the gift that you were seeking, you may think that your work is done. However, the most important part of you work has not even happened yet.  Now, you need to say thanks. Many donors tell me that they just can’t believe that they gave a gift to XYZ organization and […]

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Building an Effective Sponsorship Program

Building an Effective Sponsorship Program

| August 13, 2018

Are you looking for a way to generate additional revenues for the nonprofit or ministry without going back to your faithful donors? Sponsorships are a great way to bring in additional funds for nonprofits and ministries. Let’s begin by developing a definition of sponsorship to ensure we are all on the same page. A sponsorship […]

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The Nonprofit’s Greatest Asset

The Nonprofit’s Greatest Asset

| April 23, 2018

The unique value of a nonprofit organization lies in its people. Nonprofit executives and employees bring to the table the combined power of a generous spirit and an unflagging commitment to the cause. The paradox arises in that in order to maximize the effectiveness of this nonprofit spirit, you still need to “run it like […]

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Five Things You Need To Know About Grant Funding

Five Things You Need To Know About Grant Funding

| August 23, 2017

Once an organization obtains its 501(c)(3) nonprofit status, immediately the thought goes to funding and how can we find funding to support all the great work we want to do. Before you go off to begin writing grant proposals, here are five things you need to know. Grant funding cannot be the only source of […]

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