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How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing

How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing

How to Get a Certificate of Good Standing

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on August 5, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

Staying on top of state regulatory requirements keeps your organization in good standing. Generally, this includes registering with the secretary of state, filing annual or periodic reports when required, and maintaining an active registered agent. In many states, good standing … Read more

Software Update: Entity Manager Has a New Look

Software Update: Entity Manager Has a New Look

Software Update: Entity Manager Has a New Look

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on July 1, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Software.

For multi-state organizations, keeping track of entity registrations can be challenging. Our recently enhanced Entity Manager interface features a clickable map of registrations for fast, easy navigation. Users can understand at a glance which entities are registered in which states … Read more

Charitable Registration Questions? Our Fundraising Compliance Guide Has Answers

Charitable Registration Questions? Our Fundraising Compliance Guide Has Answers

Charitable Registration Questions? Our Fundraising Compliance Guide Has Answers

Amanda Yeager
Posted on June 27, 2019, by Amanda Yeager in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Fundraising compliance can be complex and most nonprofits have questions, whether they’re new or long-established organizations. You might be wondering how online fundraising impacts your charitable solicitation registration requirements. What should you know before hiring a fundraising professional to help … Read more

Licensing, Simplified: Comprehensive Guides for the Toughest Industries

Licensing, Simplified: Comprehensive Guides for the Toughest Industries

Licensing, Simplified: Comprehensive Guides for the Toughest Industries

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on June 26, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

Licensing facilitates growth and enables reliable performance. Yet maintaining licensing across a dynamic operational footprint can be challenging. Each state handles licensing differently, with unique requirements, processes, and timelines to navigate.

Having the right information in hand makes this task … Read more

6 Great Software Solutions for Your Fundraising Event

6 Great Software Solutions for Your Fundraising Event

6 Great Software Solutions for Your Fundraising Event

Joshua Meyer
Posted on May 28, 2019, by Joshua Meyer in Fundraising and Grants.

When running a fundraising event, there can be a lot to keep track of: planning the fundraiser, booking venues or speakers, and more. This means you have to take advantage of all the resources available to you. In terms of … Read more

Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

Annual Reports: The Ultimate Guide

Betsy Gonzalez

Businesses and nonprofits are generally required to file annual reports in each state where they are registered. These reports keep state authorities up to date on critical information regarding your entity, such as contact information, office locations, and officers and … Read more

Get Ready for 990 and Fundraising Registration Renewals Due May 15!

Get Ready for 990 and Fundraising Registration Renewals Due May 15!

Get Ready for 990 and Fundraising Registration Renewals Due May 15!

Amanda Yeager
Posted on April 12, 2019, by Amanda Yeager in Nonprofit Compliance.

May 15 is a big deadline for charitable solicitation registration renewals and IRS Form 990 filings. For nonprofits operating on a calendar tax year, Form 990 is due May 15. Currently, 13 states also require those organizations to file their … Read more

EIN Requirements to Change May 13

EIN Requirements to Change May 13

EIN Requirements to Change May 13

James Gilmer
Posted on April 11, 2019, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The Internal Revenue Service recently announced that beginning May 13, corporate entities will no longer be allowed to use their existing Employer Identification Number (EIN) to obtain an EIN for another entity. Only individuals with tax identification numbers may request … Read more

6 New Fundraising Trends to Keep Your Eye On In 2019

6 New Fundraising Trends to Keep Your Eye On In 2019

6 New Fundraising Trends to Keep Your Eye On In 2019

Abby Jarvis
Posted on April 4, 2019, by Abby Jarvis in Nonprofit Compliance.

Fundraising comes with its challenges, but there are effective and creative ways to meet them. If you’re looking to up your fundraising game, look no further than this year’s newest trends. From the type of digital content you use to … Read more

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

Foreign Qualification: The Ultimate Guide

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on April 2, 2019, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

When you’re ready to expand operations into a new state, one of the first tasks you need to tackle is registering your business with the secretary of state, a process known as foreign qualification. Foreign qualification is generally required to … Read more

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