On October 1, 2023, a metro sales tax increase will affect seven metro counties in Minnesota. The counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington will need to collect a new 1% local sales tax that will be used to fund transportation and housing projects.
Most not-for-profits regard their volunteers as invaluable assets and the organization needs to do all it can to reduce volunteer risk.  After all, if it weren’t for your volunteers’ dedication and commitment, your organization might have stalled out a long time ago.
For nonprofits, tax reporting for special events can be complicated. But careful tracking of revenues and expenses and retaining related documentation now will help facilitate the reporting process later.
In 2024, new provisions of the Secure Act 2.0 may allow businesses to help non-highly compensated employees in financial emergencies to take a withdrawal from their 401(k), 403(b) or 457(b) plan using emergency savings accounts that are linked to the plan.
Most nonprofits benefit when they accept donations from supporters in whatever form they want. So if you don’t yet accept cryptocurrency donations, here are some ideas on why you may want to start.
Change is good for all organizations and new ideas for nonprofits bring innovation that makes it easier to achieve, and even expand, the nonprofit's mission.
VIDEO: Discover how CEOs of Airbnb, Starbucks, and Uber immersed themselves in their own businesses as customers and frontline employees, gaining valuable insights that transformed their companies. Learn how their firsthand experiences led to innovative improvements and a better understanding of their customers' needs.
If your nonprofit hopes to land a large gift, it needs to go to the source: high net worth donors. Learn more about wealthy philanthropists and how to get their attention.
Good public relations can mean many things. But for a public charity, it means frequently, rather than occasionally, using the media to communicate with prospective supporters about successes, challenges and opportunities.
Inefficient accounting processes and errors can cost a nonprofit time and money. Here are some tips on how to find and fix less than perfect accounting processes.
VIDEO: Discover the common mistakes made when setting growth goals and how to avoid them. Learn how to create a clear and achievable plan to take your business to the next level.
Year-end adjustments to nonprofit financial statements reflect differences between the cash basis accounting method and the accrual accounting method. Learn how to reduce the adjustments.
Leased office space is most likely one of the largest line items in a nonprofit's budget. Now may be a good time to reassess office space needs and possibly downsize or change how you use your space.
When employment taxes aren't paid to the government, the Trust Fund Recovery Penalty is personally imposed on certain business owners and managers. Here are the rules, along with two cases where individuals were held liable and hit with the harsh penalty.
Have you noticed dramatic spending variances from your nonprofit’s budget? What about declining donations? Don’t ignore these nonprofit warning signs. Find out what’s causing them and tackle the underlying issues.
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