Can Gift Cards Jeopardize Your Volunteer Force?

If you are an organization that relies heavily on volunteers, you likely struggle to find ways to say “Thank You” to those who give of their time, especially those few stellar volunteers who have either been with your organization for a long time, or who have spent extraordinary amounts of time serving your cause. While …

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Board Governance = Tax Compliance?

The revised Form 990 is now old news since it came out back in 2008.  One of the significant changes to the form back then was the addition of the board governance section.  By adding that section, the IRS obviously was communicating their idea of what best practices should be followed by the Board of …

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Fundraising Costs in Nonprofit Entities

I recently read an article at www.abc15.com (Arizona news station) about how more than 250 Arizona nonprofits, who received more than $1 million in a recent Form 990 filing, reported that they did not spend anything on fundraising expenses in raising those funds.  In general, you would expect that if an entity generates contribution income, …

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