nonprofits

EARN Indiana program pays off for nonprofits, college interns

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors As Teachers’ Treasures executive director for the past four years, Margaret Sheehan works with volunteers daily. The Eastside nonprofit volunteer-run store, which opened in 2000, provides teachers access to donated educational supplies and other materials. And while volunteers have been critical to the store’s efforts, late last summer Sheehan […]

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Beware: New overtime rules apply to most nonprofits

By Zachary S. Kester, JD, LLM, CFRM and Kylie Schreiber, Charitable Allies | To their detriment, many nonprofits believe the new overtime rules going into effect on December 1, do not apply to them since they are not business “enterprises.” But this overlooks the reality that “individual” employees may qualify for overtime because of their […]

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Nonprofits can lobby, too

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors | A few eyebrows were raised 2½ years ago when United Way of Central Indiana named Andrew Cullen as its lobbyist. A few nonprofits questioned his appointment, primarily because they thought that nonprofits could not lobby. And while in fact, nonprofits are allowed to lobby, Cindy Booth of Child […]

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Nonprofits’ minimum wage bind

By Jennifer Jones Austin, commentary, Times Union | Across the nation there is mounting concern about economic inequity. At the heart of the matter of the ever-increasing economic divide are stagnant wages, which have plagued millions of low- and middle-income Americans for decades. But here in New York state we have a real opportunity to […]

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State of the sector survey

By Nonprofit Finance Fund, survey results | NFF’s 2015 State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey focuses on the underlying causes of these dynamics by exploring the programmatic, financial, and operational issues facing nonprofits across the U.S. It launched the Survey in 2008, when economic crisis threatened the viability of many organizations. Seven years later, results […]

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Nonprofit finance study: Challenges for nonprofit finance professionals

By Jim Simpson, CPA and director, Financial Technologies & Management  | In 2013, over 1.5 million tax-exempt organizations in the U.S. reported $1.74 trillion in total revenues and $1.63 trillion in total expenses, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. That means nonprofits are responsible for reporting and tracking all that financial information. In September, […]

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Why the world needs tri-sector leaders

By Nick Lovegrove and Matthew Thomas, contributing writers, Harvard Business Review | The critical challenges society faces — such as water scarcity, access to education, and the rising cost of healthcare — increasingly require the business, government and nonprofit sectors to work together to create lasting solutions. But this is only possible if the senior […]

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For ambitious nonprofits, capital to grow

By David Bornstein, Fixes columnist, The New York Times Imagine that you’re an entrepreneur running a chain of coffee bars and you want to raise capital to open up in new locations. You meet a potential investor, and he says, “I’d love to finance your business, but only the chai latte operation, not the coffee, […]

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