May 15 Filing Deadline: Charitable Solicitation Registration

Mark your calendars! If your nonprofit’s fiscal year ends on December 31, state charitable renewals are due starting May 15. Note that this coincides with the IRS Form 990 due date.

Most states require a copy of Form 990 to … Read more >>



Online Donation Form Optimization: What to Keep and What to Ditch

> Posted on May 2nd, by Adam Weinger in Uncategorized.

Any nonprofit wishing to be successful in this digital age must incorporate online initiatives into its fundraising strategy — and that means relying on online donation software.

You’ve probably come across numerous online donation tools on various nonprofit websites, so … Read more >>



Charity Auction Software: 6 Fundamental Facts to Keep in Mind

> Posted on March 28th, by Karrie Wozniak in Fundraising and Grants.

In our last contribution to Harbor Compliance, we provided you with a handy infographic for planning your fall auction!

But if you took our first piece of advice to use charity auction software during the planning process, your organization … Read more >>



IRS Form 990 due May 15, 2017

> Posted on March 22nd, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.
IRS Form 990 due May 15, 2017

Important Compliance Deadline for Nonprofits: Form 990 is due on 5/15/2017

For nonprofits on a calendar tax year, the annual 990 return is due May 15, 2017. You must file this return in order to keep your organization’s federal tax … Read more >>



How to set up a successful grant writing pipeline

> Posted on March 14th, by Megan Hill in Fundraising and Grants.

Grant writing success can be an elusive animal. The industry average acceptance rate is about 1 in 10 submissions funded – even for nonprofits that have reached household name status.

So how can your nonprofit ensure the greatest chances at … Read more >>



New Law Streamlining Form 990 Extensions Comes into Effect

> Posted on February 21st, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.
New Law Streamlining Form 990 Extensions Comes into Effect

Nonprofits rejoice! The long-awaited streamlining of Form 990 extensions will finally come into effect for the 2016 tax year (i.e. tax years beginning January 1, 2016). Form 990 tax returns are due four and a half months after the exempt … Read more >>



The Four S’s to Successful Nonprofit Marketing

> Posted on January 26th, by Erin Cusack in Uncategorized.

A post by Marcy Ogborn, Content Manager for GiveGab. 

What constitutes as effective communication and marketing for nonprofit organizations is continually changing, but there are certain strategies you can implement that are timeless. By following the 4 S’s of successful … Read more >>



Harbor Compliance and National Council of Nonprofits Help Nonprofits with Fundraising Registration Compliance

> Posted on January 26th, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.
Harbor Compliance and National Council of Nonprofits Help Nonprofits with Fundraising Registration Compliance

New Publication Provides Information on State Registration Requirements for Fundraising

Harbor Compliance and the National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) announced a “Best Practices Partnership” and unveiled a resource guide to help nonprofits with often-misunderstood state fundraising registration requirements.… Read more >>



Free White Paper: Business Licensing Compliance

> Posted on December 14th, by Erin Cusack in Uncategorized.
Business licenses allow your business to operate legally.  

Without complete and up-to-date licenses, your business can face fines, closures, delays, and other penalties. While core to running a successful business, compliance with over 150,000 federal, state, and local licensing agencies … Read more >>



End of Year Compliance for Nonprofits 2016

> Posted on December 7th, by Erin Cusack in Nonprofit Compliance.
End of Year Compliance for Nonprofits 2016

 

‘Tis the season of gratitude and celebration. The turkey has been gobbled and the eggnog is aging. There are successes to toast and resolutions to compose. But before you join those nestled children with sugar plums dancing in their … Read more >>