Political Activity and Nonprofits: Why It’s Vinegar And Oil

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Those not in mourning over American Idol’s last season may have noticed a little election going on. Loaded with enough drama and hot button issues to give the Housewives franchise a run for its money. With so much at stake, it’s natural for organizations to want to jump in. As an ambassador, you might wonder […]

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3 Things You Should Consider Before Applying for Fiscal Sponsorship

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While writing a piece on fiscal sponsorship, I came across the Nonprofit Quarterly post, “Fiscal Sponsorship: A Balanced Overview.” It’s a great introduction to two models and has good explanations of why the arrangement is appealing. I’ll still write about the other sponsorship options out there. But thought it helpful to focus more on the […]

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Should My Nonprofit Use the 1023-EZ Form?: The Pro’s and Con’s

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Not 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 thought […]

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

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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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Why Board Forum’s Are Indispensible & A Giveaway

Find out how to win a subscription below! Who hasn’t thrown the “g” word (governance) around?  But like the popularity of crocs, I often wonder if anyone truly understands why it’s so popular?  And more importantly, does anyone care to? Whether or not you care to, governance is something to cozy up with.  It plays […]

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