August, 2016

2016 Nonprofit Salary Survey report released

By Bryan Orander, president, Charitable Advisors Next week is Labor Day when the focus is on jobs. As the U.S. recovers from the recession of the previous decade, the labor market has tightened. Amid whispers that the country is moving towards statistically full employment, many employers are reverting to a basic method of recruiting and […]

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New overtime rules: Got compliance?

By Jeremy York, Human Resources field representative, Synergy PEO Services Last year, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced proposed changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the law that outlines overtime exemptions for workers. These proposed changes will extend overtime protections to nearly five million workers by making many positions previously considered overtime exempt […]

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Signs of hope in the American food system

By Michael Pollan, author, reprinted from The Washington Post In the 10 years since I wrote “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” many things about the American food system have changed for the better, but perhaps the most important development — and potentially the most challenging to the long-term survival of that system — is the fact that […]

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Focus on natural capital costs in industrial farming

By Dan Mitchell, independent journalist, Green Biz It is nearly impossible to calculate the real costs and benefits — including the externalized or invisible costs — of any human activity: growing soybeans; making car tires; cooking dinner for your family. When growing soy, for example, it’s easy enough to calculate the total price paid for […]

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The final rule for nonprofit organizations

By Mike Staton , co-founder and managing director, Alerding CPA Group The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) has issued the new overtime final regulations (“Final Rule”) which impact nonprofits as well as for profits.  The new rules will go into effect December 1, and will mean that most employees earning less than $47,476 will be entitled […]

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‘Blocker’ corporation: Avoiding UBIT for nonprofit ‘business’ activities

By Zachary S. Kester, JD, LLM, CFRM and Kylie Schreiber, at Charitable Allies As charitable organizations seek to increase streams of revenue — to provide more services, support more staff or help ensure long-term sustainability — many dabble in sources of business revenue to supplement the financial bottom line. For example, an organization with a […]

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LISC: bridging the skills gap

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Over time, Centers for Working Families has learned that with the right tools, families can take small, deliberate steps that change their financial footing from unstable to solid. But families also need access to higher quality jobs, higher wages, better benefits, steady employment and opportunities for advancement. To acquire […]

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Program helps families become financially savvy

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors Ten years ago, Terri Ottinger was laid off, raising two elementary-aged daughters alone and trying to save the family home from foreclosure. Ottinger and the girls’ father had split, and more than anything, she wanted to keep the house they had owned together to give her children a stable […]

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