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Maintaining detailed time records for staff may not be your favorite task. Unfortunately, it's not negotiable. Timekeeping — for volunteers and individuals paid for their work — is necessary for most not-for-profit organizations. However, there are ways to make the job less onerous.
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Q. Our organization is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that relies on volunteers. Sometimes our volunteers incur significant transportation and other expenses in connection with the performance of their volunteer services. We would like to pay for some of those expenses, either directly or by reimbursement, to relieve their financial burden. If we do, would the expense payments be treated as taxable income, or would the payments be excluded from income — as they are when our employees incur similar expenses?
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Each year, your non-for-profit organization must carefully determine the proper Form 990 return to file because penalties can be assessed for failing to file the right version. If a form is materially incomplete or the wrong return is filed, the IRS will return Form 990 series forms filed on paper — and reject electronically filed returns. When preparing and reviewing 990 returns, it's important to check for common filing errors (as reported by the IRS) before submitting them.
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Think of your not-for-profit organization and its external auditor as dance partners performing a well-choreographed routine. To execute the dance properly, each dancer must complete specific moves and coordinate timing with his or her partner. Likewise, your organization and its audit firm each have particular duties in the audit process but share the same end goal: a set of financial statements that fairly present your financial condition and operating results.
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Every year, millions of dollars are donated to not-for-profit organizations. But in some cases, the money intended for an organization's charitable causes are diverted by thieves. The fact is that nonprofits aren't immune to the threat of occupational fraud, or fraud involving employees.

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Every not-for-profit develops a culture over time, often defining the organization.

However, even if your group's been successful in the past, a change in culture could be a change for the better.

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Attracting individual donors to your not-for-profit organization is a little like finding a spouse — you want to make the best impression during the courtship in the hope that the other person will find you to be a "good catch" and make a commitment.
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Many organizations spend a lot of time and money creating mission statements to highlight their work and align employees around a common vision. But the fact is, many mission statements fail, becoming nothing more than a wall ornament or a paragraph tucked into a seldom-read company handbook.
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There's a common misconception that not-for-profit organizations are strictly banned from lobbying for a political, environmental or some other social issue.
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Is your organization prepared for a crisis that could threaten its survival?

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