Although most not-for-profits have been hurt by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, your organization’s specific challenges probably depend on your mission, constituency and other factors. For example, social distancing rules have forced most arts organization to temporarily shut down and furlough employees. Many social services charities, on the other hand, have remained open and are struggling to meet surging demand for services.

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What unites the not-for-profit sector right now is financial insecurity. Without reserves and a resilient revenue model, you may be unable to continue operations. Here’s how your leadership needs to act to keep your organization afloat.


Continue Reading COVID-19 and Your Not-for-Profit’s Action Plan

As we all try to keep ourselves, our loved ones and our communities safe from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, you may be wondering about some of the recent tax changes which were part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act contains a variety of relief, notably the “economic impact payments,” which will be made to people under a certain income threshold.

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But the law also makes some changes to retirement plan rules and provides a new tax break for some people who contribute to charity.


Continue Reading How CARES Act Changes Retirement Plan and Charitable Contribution Rules

On March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. How is this massive $2 trillion recovery package poised to help your not-for-profit organization? It depends on your group’s size, financial condition and other factors. But most nonprofits affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak are eligible for some relief

It’s all too easy to let not-for-profit programs that have outlived their effectiveness to continue, even as they consume budget resources.

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To help ensure your resources are being deployed efficiently and effectively, consider using the tradition of spring cleaning to review and, potentially, replace older programs.

Go to the sources
Instead of relying on old assumptions about your programs’ effectiveness, perform new research. Start by surveying participants, members, donors, employees, volunteers and community leaders about which of your not-for-profit’s programs are the most — and least — effective and why.


Continue Reading Clearing the Cobwebs from Your Not- For-Profit’s Program Offerings