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To Be Happier at Work, Invest More in Your Relationships

What’s the secret to a fulfilling career? Most advice focuses on finding purpose and satisfaction in your work. If you can just land the perfect job doing meaningful work, you’ll finally be happy. But my research across a wide range of organizations and industries shows that our understanding of...


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Top 10 Trends in the Nonprofit Industry

The nonprofit industry is anything but static. Many outside factors impact their daily operations. Following is a list of what we see as the top 10 trends that are currently impacting nonprofit organizations. Protecting Nonprofit Nonpartisanship The current political environment has created a...


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Don’t Be a CF-No: How Nonprofit CFOs Can Collaborate with Senior Leadership

In a recent insight , we explored the concept of “Nonprofit Heart, Business Mindset” — which, put simply, is the belief that nonprofit organizations must pursue business-oriented management practices to thrive long-term, without losing sight of their core mission. Nonprofit chief financial...


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5 Tips to Maximize Donations and How Each Generation's Giving Differs

There are five different generations actively living, working, playing and more importantly giving in today's workplace. Not all generations are created equal so to create successful fundraising campaigns we should understand and appreciate each one. Here are some generational differences that...


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Differences Between Laity and Clergy Payroll Taxes

Social Security taxes or contributions are collected under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act ( FICA ) and the Self-Employment Contributions Act ( SECA ). Many people refer to contributions to Social Security as either FICA or SECA taxes. While FICA and SECA may sound similar, they...


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Third Party Facility Usage

Rental of church facilities by individuals, for profits, and non-profits that do not further your exempt purpose creates many federal, state and liability issues. This is due to the fact that when the church allows such rental of their facilities, they are no longer using the facilities...


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Does the Nonprofit Sector Need Fundraising Physical Therapy?

Muscle memory. It helps us move and function. A few years ago when I strained my hamstring while running, it was excruciating. Only months of dedicated physical therapy re-trained me for healing and strength. My body had to re-learn not to overemphasize and over-rely on just one set of muscles....


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How Foundations Can Leverage Digital Storytelling to Increase Their Impact

Traditionally, foundations have chosen to maintain an air of mystery about their grantmaking priorities, selection criteria, and even the organizations they support. However, in today’s increasingly digital and connected world, foundations have an opportunity to streamline their grantmaking...


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Do Tech Tools Really Help? (Spoiler Alert: Yes. Like These Free Resources for Nonprofits)

As a nonprofit professional or passionate advocate, you’re always on the lookout for ways to grow your organization. Maybe you’re looking to increase membership, donors, or engage volunteers? The Internet is filled with articles and headlines revealing the benefits of the latest technology and...


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Worshipers targeted by gift card scam

July 29, 2019 by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC We’re seeing a new spin on gift card scams. This time, scammers are pretending to be a pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, or bishop. They’re asking worshipers for gift card contributions for a worthy cause. Appeals are...