“Should I Use the 1023-EZ Form?”: Pro’s and Con’s


Not too long ago the IRS released a new Application for Exemption (1023-EZ) to help with its backlog. Shorter, and filled out online, it allows certain organizations to get determination letters quicker. Typically those bringing in a small amount of revenue. But in the time leading up to, and shortly after, finalizing the form you’d […]

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What You Don’t Know, But Should, About Sweepstakes and Contests


Image from: http://www.gratisography.com/#people There is no denying the major impact a sweepstakes or contest can have for a startup. Especially at such an important stage. When creating buzz can mean life or death. But as simple as sweepstakes and contests seem, they can also cause unwanted trouble if not carefully thought out. There is more involved […]

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Nonprofit Internal Controls: What To Do

The framework was set regarding what to think about with internal controls in my previous post  so now we can talk about a few types of internal controls you might consider putting in place now. Things You Can Start Doing Now Cash, Checks and Deposits.  Cash is one of the biggest exposures an organization has. […]

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Understanding and Negotiating Nonprofit Software Licenses

Not to long ago I had the pleasure of participating in a webinar hosted by 4Good and CJW Consulting called Understanding Software Agreements: The Legal Concerns Nonprofits Should Know.  For those who not only sign software agreements (who doesn’t) but also want to understand what they’re signing you should find this helpful. Gone will be the […]

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Understanding and Negotiating Software License Agreements: What Nonprofits Should Know Webinar **TOMORROW**

Just a reminder, my webinar for nonprofits on reading, negotiating and (more importantly) understanding software license agreements is tomorrow. It’s free of charge so join if you can, click here for registration. I’ll note, prepping for this webinar has been interesting. I negotiate software license agreements day in and day out at work but polled […]

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