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Through the Valley of the Shadow of Failure
Cate Steane shares her experience guiding her nonprofit through a harrowing organizational crisis and living to tell about it.
Nonprofit Business Model Statements
Like a mission statement, a business model statement acts as a touchstone: A reminder and guide for the organization’s focus and strategies.
Treasurers of All-Volunteer Organizations: Eight Key Responsibilities
Here is a wonderful, succinct guide that provides help for the 600,000 + treasurers of all-volunteer organizations (AVOs).
Amaze Your Friends with these Nonprofit Factoids
Rick Cohen mined metric tons of data to bring some newly published, meaningful facts about the nonprofit sector that we should be aware of.
L3C: Pot of Gold or Space Invader?
Rick Cohen explores how for-profit organizations can get foundation grants and government tax exemptions usually reserved for nonprofits.
Attorney Recommends Review Instead of Audit
Attorney Tom Silk shares recommendations that nonprofit organizations are better served by reviews in place of full audits.
An Agreed-Upon-Procedures (AUP) Success Story
CPA Dennis Walsh discusses how using an Agreed-Upon-Procedures Engagement can done at much lower cost than audits to benefit nonprofits.
Seven Ways to Reduce Your Audit Costs
Dennis Walsh, a certified public accountant, shares seven ways nonprofits can reduce the costs around the auditing process.
Focus on the Destination, Not the Route (Budget)!
Jeanne Bell argues it’s time to stop looking at budgets and pay attention instead to projections and financial goals.
New 990 Software Release on July 20: Is It Enough?
A Blue Avocado Reader OpEd: The new 990 Online software comes out next week on July 20, 2009. This release will help as we face the challenges of filing the redesigned IRS Form 990 (for fiscal years starting in 2008). But 990 Online needs better suppor …