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Advisory Board??

Advisory Board??

| July 21, 2021

Organizations often ask about starting a nonprofit advisory board—usually because it sounds like a good idea because they often don’t have a clue about what an advisory board will do and what it won’t do. After looking at what an advisory board can do for your organization, you can make an educated decision about whether […]

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Demonstrating a Return on Investment for a Non-Profit

Demonstrating a Return on Investment for a Non-Profit

| May 13, 2021

Everyone wants to know about return on investment and many nonprofits and ministries struggle to communicate the return on investment that they provide to their stakeholders. Some may even say that return on investment (ROI) is not necessary since they are a nonprofit organization. While ROI may be measured and communicated differently for nonprofits and […]

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How Do You Live Out Your Mission?

How Do You Live Out Your Mission?

| February 28, 2021

Organizational mission is the purpose of the organization but its values tell the world how it will live out its mission. Values dictate how the organization treats people, how it operates and how it serves. Unfortunately, far too often, organizations have a wall of written values but forget to put them into practice. The result—values […]

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What Is The Return On Investment?

What Is The Return On Investment?

| July 14, 2020

Everyone wants to know about return on investment but many nonprofits and ministries struggle to communicate the return on investment that they provide to their stakeholders. Some may even say that return on investment (roi) is not necessary since they are a nonprofit organization. While roi may be measured and communicated differently for nonprofits and […]

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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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