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South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court Decision – How This Could Affect You

Prior to South Dakota v. Wayfair, businesses were not required to charge, collect, and remit state and local sales tax unless they had a physical presence in that state (employees, a store, a distribution center with inventory, etc.). However, our current Internet marketplace has dramatically changed our shopping habits. Customers who purchased taxable items online but who were not charged sales tax were expected to self-assess and pay use tax on their purchases, but rarely complied.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Telecommuting at Nonprofits

Telecommuting is a work arrangement in which an employee works outside of the standard office. The employee often works from home, either full-time, on certain days of the week or as the need arises.  Telecommuting has become increasingly popular as employers seek new ways to provide a greater work/life balance for their staff, and help improve retention rates. 

How Can Your Nonprofit Benefit by Embracing the Cloud?

Many nonprofits struggle with technology because of smaller staffs and limited IT expertise. For them, “embracing the cloud” is a solution that’s easy to adopt, and could result in better control over technology costs and greater efficiency and productivity.

Joining the Effort to End Sexual Harassment

From the world of entertainment to Capitol Hill, allegations of sexual harassment have disrupted the status quo and made headlines at a remarkable rate. Meanwhile, on social media, the #MeToo movement has sparked widespread discussion.

Member Retention Tips for Nonprofits

For-profit businesses understand that it takes a lot more time and money to attract new customers than it does to keep current customers happy. The same can be said for your not-for-profit’s members. But there’s more to retention than cost savings. Long-time supporters help attract new members and are ideal candidates for leadership positions on boards and committees.

3 Good Reasons to Conduct Background Checks When Hiring

Many employers use background checks as a regular part of their hiring processes. If yours is a smaller organization, you may understandably feel pressured to hire good candidates quickly. After all, you don’t have the hiring resources of a larger organization and might really need the help. But, in today’s complex and often litigious working world, background checks remain highly advisable.

Grants Can Help Firm Up Your Nonprofit’s Financial Foundation

There are more than 87,000 foundations in the United States — including family, corporate and community foundations — according to the Foundation Center. If your nonprofit isn’t actively seeking grants from these groups, you’re neglecting a potentially significant income source.

5 Tips for Successful Not-for-Profit Succession

Every not-for-profit organization needs a comprehensive succession plan to ensure smooth leadership transitions. When a nonprofit organization loses its executive director or other leaders, it risks declining contributions, lowered employee morale and program disruption.

Information Technology – Commodity or Strategy?

Small businesses are always on the lookout for what can differentiate them in the marketplace, but are they overlooking a common business tool? Information technology (IT) is often thought of as the tool used for general back office functions and office employee productivity. Without these basic functions, businesses would come to a grinding halt, which makes it easy to just think of IT as a commodity.

Simplifying Saving for Retirement

Have you ever wanted to start saving for retirement or increase your savings rate, yet you hesitated due to all the complexity of investment alternatives? Start saving now so you will improve your future retirement outlook.

Business Valuation Uses

Business valuations are critical for businesses of any size–and not just when a business is being bought or sold. This article details some common uses of valuations include.

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