The Overhead Ratio is Not a Measure of Efficiency
Given the importance and influence of efficiency rankings within the nonprofit sector, NC State University researchers Coupet and Berrett urge nonprofit managers as well as donors and scholars to move away from using financial ratios to measure organizational efficiency.
Using Charity Watchdogs to Your Advantage
An organization’s impact is ultimately measured by its progress towards their mission rather than its financial performance at a specific point in time. The insights shared when filing a well-crafted Form 990 and by providing appropriate additional insight can help reassure a donor that they should stay involved for the long haul.
Major State Charitable Solicitation Deadlines are Approaching
By discussing proactive filing of Form 990 in this and future years with your tax preparer, your organization will be able to prevent last minute scrambling and effectively meet your state charitable solicitation renewal deadlines.
Funding Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector
What can nonprofits do to bridge their resource gap and allocate, or secure, the funds to innovate? BDO's Andrea Wilson offers four avenues toward innovation.
Three Questions Nonprofits Must Ask Corporate Sponsors
Strong partnerships are built through honest relationships and communications. In order to create this kind of relationship, nonprofits need to ask three questions of any potential funder before the relationship begins.
Professional Development, What is it Good For? Absolutely Everything.
By increasing professional development opportunities, the nonprofit sector can solve three critical challenges: societal image, employee retention and organizational strength. It’s a win-win.
Shared Services: A Model for Nonprofit Innovation and Collaboration
Collaboration can be beneficial, but each form of collaboration brings their own complexity and risks, time commitment and costs. An outside expert can help you think through the options and recommend solutions that have worked for other nonprofit organizations.
Raising a Generous Generation
By involving your children in your charitable decisions and actions, you can give them the desire, confidence and skills they will need to extend your family’s commitment to “doing good” and “giving back” well into the future.
Charitable Giving Seen As Subjective Decision Even In The Face Of Objective Information
If the goal is to further the effective-altruism movement and maximize welfare, providing more information may not be enough to change how people choose to spend their money on charities. The key may lie in altering how people think about charity altogether.
#RelationshipGoals: How to Build a Great Board/Executive Director Partnership
The ED is the public face of your organization. The right one will get your board, staff, and volunteers revved up about what you do and how you contribute to the greater good.