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Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

Pennsylvania Eases Audit Thresholds and Other Nonprofit Requirements

James Gilmer

Meeting state requirements is about to get a little easier for nonprofits operating in Pennsylvania, thanks to two measures recently approved by Governor Tom Wolf. Acts 71 and 72 of 2017, signed into law December 22, relax fundraising and financial … Read more

Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

Using a Professional Fundraiser? What Nonprofits Need to Know

James Gilmer
Posted on November 20, 2017, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

When you need more time, energy, or boots on the ground to realize your fundraising goals, bringing in a fundraising counsel or professional solicitor can provide welcome reinforcement. Yet hiring outside fundraising help imposes specific charitable solicitation registration requirements on … Read more

Nevada Changes Business License and Reporting Requirements

James Gilmer
Posted on October 11, 2017, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

The Nevada legislature recently made several changes to licensing and reporting requirements affecting businesses and nonprofits. Following is a brief summary of the changes.

Incorporation Documents

Effective October 1, 2017, Nevada businesses must submit an initial list of officers/directors or … Read more

IRS Form 990 due May 15, 2017

IRS Form 990 due May 15, 2017

IRS Form 990 due May 15, 2017

James Gilmer
Posted on March 22, 2017, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

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

New Law Streamlining Form 990 Extensions Comes into Effect

New Law Streamlining Form 990 Extensions Comes into Effect

New Law Streamlining Form 990 Extensions Comes into Effect

James Gilmer
Posted on February 21, 2017, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

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

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

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

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

James Gilmer
Posted on January 26, 2017, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit 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

November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

November 15 Filing Deadline for Charities

James Gilmer

November 15 is an important date for renewing charitable solicitation registrations. Many states base their charitable solicitation renewal and annual financial reporting due dates on the charity’s fiscal year. Upon filing with the state charitable solicitation authorities, charities must usually … Read more

Best Practices in Managing Charitable Solicitation Compliance

Best Practices in Managing Charitable Solicitation Compliance

Best Practices in Managing Charitable Solicitation Compliance

James Gilmer
Posted on October 4, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

In our last post, we discussed why fundraising compliance should be a priority for every charity. Compliant organizations avoid state-imposed penalties, are able to fundraise limitlessly, and benefit from a higher rate of return on their solicitations. In this post, … Read more

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: What Every Nonprofit Leader Must Know

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: What Every Nonprofit Leader Must Know

Charitable Solicitation Compliance: What Every Nonprofit Leader Must Know

James Gilmer
Posted on September 29, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Charitable solicitation compliance is a complex topic that many nonprofit leaders do not understand. But that doesn’t have to be the case! We’ve prepared a free Executive Brief to help you get your leadership team up-to-speed quickly. The Executive Brief … Read more

Prioritizing Compliance: Avoid Risks and Achieve Better Fundraising

Prioritizing Compliance: Avoid Risks and Achieve Better Fundraising

Prioritizing Compliance: Avoid Risks and Achieve Better Fundraising

James Gilmer
Posted on September 19, 2016, by James Gilmer in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

As you begin to discuss charitable solicitation registration within your organization, you will likely face a variety of questions. These questions may range from specifics about the requirements, to how they apply to your organization, to whether your nonprofit should … Read more

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