Developing Diverse Funding Sources

To acquire a diverse set of funding sources, a nonprofit organization first has to be sure that the community has a positive impression of the organization and mission. Recently, I came across a publication issued by the Horatio Alger Association called, “Ten Traits That Make Nonprofits Great”. After reading through this infographic, I believe that …

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Complimentary Not-For-Profit CPE Offered by Henry & Horne

Did you know Henry & Horne offers complimentary continuing professional education (CPE) credits to our not-for-profit clients and friends!? To top it off, you also get a free lunch or breakfast! Each month, one of our professionals presents various topics that are related to your not-for-profit organizations. We call it “The Learning Series,” and sessions …

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Use Your 990 as a Marketing Tool

Once April 15th comes and goes, most Americans no longer are thinking about tax returns. If you’re involved in a not-for-profit, however, you may still be working on getting your informative return done and e-filed. It’s human nature, especially when you’re busy, to only report what you have to on your 990. However, your 990 …

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June community event a huge success!

On Saturday June 13, fifteen Henry+Horne employees and family members cleaned carpets, washed windows and wiped down chairs, desks and tables for The Children’s Center for Neurodevelopmental Studies. Rob from the Center was BLOWN AWAY by how hard-working our team was and was so thankful for the work done. The Center is a school that …

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Is It Time for You to Implement a Social Media Policy?

Social media has become the top marketing tool in businesses today, which of course includes the not-for-profit community. By now, you probably have a team member that is responsible for the organization’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts. However, there are more ways that social media can affect your organization than its own pages. Employees, volunteers …

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Cancer Charity Fraud Part I

Last Saturday while browsing the internet at a coffee shop, I came across any donor’s worst nightmare. According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), over the past eight years The Cancer Fund of America, The Cancer Support Services Inc., The Children’s Cancer Fund of America, Inc., and The Breast Cancer Society spent $187 million dollars …

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IRS filing calendar for raffles

When it comes to IRS filing requirements relating to charities holding raffles, there are many steps to remember and they can be difficult to keep straight! Getting stuck trying to meet the filing requirements after the deadlines can result in late fees and a strained relationship with the winner of the raffle. Colette Kamps, CPA

Conflict of Interest Policy: Financial Statements & Form 990

On page 6 of the Form 990, the IRS asks the nonprofit organization if they have a written conflict of interest policy, if annual disclosure is required, and if the organization regularly monitors and enforces compliance with the policy. Often times when I ask the above question of my 990 clients, I get a response …

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How to Properly Record Petty Cash

Many companies reserve a small amount of cash in a petty cash fund to cover minute, miscellaneous expenses. The petty cash fund is typically replenished at month end or when the balance drops to a pre-determined level, i.e. $50. The organization should select one employee to be responsible for the petty cash fund. This person …

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