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When Should You Report Grant And Contribution Revenues?

September 11th, 2017

When the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s (FASB’s) new revenue recognition standard was released in 2014, it caused quite a stir across industries. But the standard applies only to revenue from “exchange transactions,” also known as reciprocal transactions. Contributions to nonprofits are nonreciprocal, and your grants may be, too — meaning different rules apply. Recognizing Contributions […]

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8 Tips for Writing, Or Revising, a Whistleblower Policy

September 11th, 2017

Whistleblower policies encourage staff, volunteers and others to discreetly provide credible information on illegal practices or violations of organizational policies. They protect individuals who risk their careers or take other kinds of risks to report illegal or unethical practices. According to its Report to the Nations, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners identified tips as […]

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Nonprofit Newsbits: Tax Record Tools & W-2 Phishing Scheme

September 11th, 2017

Proposed Free Speech Fairness Act: Will it pass? A number of nonprofit leaders — BoardSource, the National Council of Nonprofits, Independent Sector, and the Council on Foundations — have voiced opposition to President Trump’s promise to eliminate the Johnson Amendment. The amendment bars tax-exempt charities from using their resources for partisan political purposes. H.R. 781, […]

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Is Board Member Compensation A Good Idea?

September 11th, 2017

Overheard in a nonprofit’s office: “It’s so hard to find good board members. It’s going to be really difficult to fill these board openings.” If your organization struggles each time it needs to fill a board vacancy — and doesn’t always come up with the candidates it desires — it may be time to consider […]

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All Charitable Deductions Aren’t Created Equal

September 11th, 2017

With the end of the year on the horizon, your supporters may be thinking about making charitable contributions they can deduct on their 2017 federal tax returns. If you want to keep those supporters on your side, though, you need to explain that different types of donations can carry different tax benefits — and some […]

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“Big Beer” Acquiring Craft Beer Market Continues to Rise

August 4th, 2017

The latest in a series of craft brewery acquisitions, San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing Co. is being sold to Japan’s Sapporo Holdings Ltd. The sale follows recent acquisitions such as Constellation Brands’ $1 billion purchase of Ballast Point, Heineken’s purchase of a 50 percent stake in Lagunitas, and the purchase of Saint Archer by MillerCoors. As […]

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