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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

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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 that … 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

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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

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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 the … Read more

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

What Good Standing Really Means

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Posted on December 7, 2017, by Harbor Compliance 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

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Posted on November 20, 2017, by Harbor Compliance 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

From Regulatory Hard Knocks to 30x ROI – Three Companies’ Stories

From Regulatory Hard Knocks to 30x ROI – Three Companies’ Stories

From Regulatory Hard Knocks to 30x ROI – Three Companies’ Stories

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Posted on November 20, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance, Industry News.

For companies in highly regulated industries, licensing brings to mind stress, frustration, delays, and expense. Many business leaders aren’t looking for a return on their licensing spend—they’re just hoping to minimize the damages. But regulatory requirements shouldn’t be a drain … 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

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Posted on November 7, 2017, by Harbor Compliance 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

Pros and cons of fundraising under a fiscal sponsorship

Pros and cons of fundraising under a fiscal sponsorship

Pros and cons of fundraising under a fiscal sponsorship

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Posted on November 2, 2017, by Harbor Compliance in Nonprofit Compliance.

I’ve assisted in founding two nonprofits, helping fill out Form 1023 to get the ball rolling with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The last organization I assisted was the Chicago Brewseum, which is looking to build the most comprehensive … Read more

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

Why a Full-Service Compliance Partner Is the Best Solution

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Posted on November 2, 2017, by Betsy Gonzalez in Business Compliance.

For many companies, regulatory compliance is like a puzzle worked on piece by piece―a license here, annual reports there, different registered agents throughout each state. But there’s a simpler, more effective way to manage those tasks. Through Harbor Compliance, you … Read more

Fundraising Compliance: 5 Reasons Your Directors Need to Get on Board

Fundraising Compliance: 5 Reasons Your Directors Need to Get on Board

Fundraising Compliance: 5 Reasons Your Directors Need to Get on Board

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

Updated December 2020

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