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Not-For-Profit Financial Reporting: It’s Time For a Change

By Julleen Snyder, CPA, CGMA *Note: This newsletter is from an article that Julleen wrote for the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants Read More

A Guide to Understanding and Filing Your Nonprofit’s 990 Tax Form

While your tax-exempt nonprofit organization may not have to pay any federal taxes, you do still need to file your organization’s information with the IRS. The document you will need is either a Form 990, or a Form 990-EZ with a Schedule A. We’ll be focusing on the Form 990. This form is what ensure...

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Is Your Raffle Legal?

By Julleen Snyder, CPA, CGMA Many not-for-profit organizations choose to supplement their fundraising efforts with raffles, either in conjunction with an event such as a dinner auction or on a standalone basis. However, many are unaware that such raffles are illegal if the organization i...

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Storytelling Tips for Ambassadors (a.k.a. “Board Members”)

By Peter Drury When you serve on a Board of Directors for a nonprofit organization, you have both internally-focused and externally-focused roles and responsibilities. Of your external responsibilities, one critical one is being an ambassador. It helps with fundraising, marketing...

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The Importance of Endowments: Should Your Nonprofit Build One?

The reach of your nonprofit will always be dictated by the balance in your bank account. There are more revenue streams available to you than donations, and if you know how to navigate working with different types, you’ll have less to worry about should one prove particularly challenging at any p...

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