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Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

Cause Marketing: What You Need to Know Before You Sign

Betsy Gonzalez

We’re hearing from more and more companies that want to partner with nonprofits in cause marketing campaigns. Also known as commercial co-ventures, these partnerships can help both parties build their brands and enhance their effectiveness. Many prospective co-venturers don’t realize … Read more

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

Five Tactics to Get More Out of Your Registered Agent Service

Five Tactics to Get More Out of Your Registered Agent Service

Five Tactics to Get More Out of Your Registered Agent Service

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on January 15, 2018, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

In every state where you register a business or nonprofit entity, you must appoint a registered agent to receive legal documents. Of all the tasks required to enter a new state, choosing a registered agent may seem like one of … Read more

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on December 7, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Nonprofit Compliance.

Demonstrating your organization’s good standing is a normal part of doing business. Whenever you open a bank account, expand into new states, or apply for a license, a certificate of good standing is usually part of the required paperwork. The … 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

Four Steps to Make 990 Extensions Work for Your Nonprofit

Four Steps to Make 990 Extensions Work for Your Nonprofit

Four Steps to Make 990 Extensions Work for Your Nonprofit

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on November 7, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Nonprofit Compliance.

 

November is a big month for renewing charitable solicitation registrations. If your fiscal year ends June 30, your IRS Form 990 is due November 15, along with renewals in 13 states. If you’re on a calendar year, … Read more

Fundraising Compliance: Are Your Directors on Board?

Fundraising Compliance: Are Your Directors on Board?

Fundraising Compliance: Are Your Directors on Board?

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 25, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Updated August 2019

If your nonprofit raises funds, charitable solicitation registration is central to your success, opening the door to grant and outreach opportunities and publicly demonstrating your commitment to good stewardship. In addition, meeting fundraising requirements is a primary … Read more

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

What Successful Nonprofits Do to Maintain Total Compliance

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 19, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

The path to meeting regulatory requirements isn’t always a clear or easy one. For small nonprofits, just finding out what state and federal regulations apply to their operations can be a challenge. As nonprofits grow, keeping up with charitable solicitation … Read more

Charitable Solicitation Registration: Can’t We Just Do It Ourselves?

Charitable Solicitation Registration: Can’t We Just Do It Ourselves?

Charitable Solicitation Registration: Can’t We Just Do It Ourselves?

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on October 6, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Can you register for fundraising on your own? Absolutely. Is it a good idea? That depends. In this Q&A, two fundraising compliance experts weigh in. Ify Aduba, nonprofit compliance specialist, and Brock Klinger, nonprofit account manager, discuss what it takes … Read more

Secrets to Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships

Secrets to Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships

Secrets to Successful Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships

Betsy Gonzalez
Posted on September 26, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Fundraising and Grants, Nonprofit Compliance.

Numerous studies have shown that consumers are actively shopping for brands that support good causes. In a recent survey by Cone Communications, 89 percent of consumers said they would switch brands to one that is associated with a good cause, … Read more

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