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▷▷▷ Non-Profit Organizations and In-Kind Contributions – Accounting : Chicago MBA!.

Chicago Mba Organizations do not get cash donations only.
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For all you nonprofit accounting geeks out there.  Here's a quick story on how best to track those pesky in-kind donations.  This is something many nonprofits don't understand well, and thus lose a big piece of their fundraising show-and-tell.

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Lazy Fundraising: Six Rich Guys Strategy

Lazy Fundraising: Six Rich Guys Strategy | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
I recently met with a friend of mine at Geekdom who specializes in video storytelling for nonprofits. We were discussing some of his recent projects when he mentioned that two of the nonprofits he ...
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Not too late to upgrade that fundraising pitch for the end/beginning of the year.

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The Unexpected Benefits of Content Curation for Nonprofits

The Unexpected Benefits of Content Curation for Nonprofits | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, at Scoop.it's December Lean Content meetup, we were visited by nonprofit consultant, marketer, author, and trainer Beth Kanter.
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You all know this Scoop.it thing is considered "content curation."  Here's a look at how your nonprofit can use this technology/social media to benefit.

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4 Ways to Make Your Fundraising Plans for Next Year Better and More Effective

4 Ways to Make Your Fundraising Plans for Next Year Better and More Effective | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Here are 4 great tips for making the most of your fundraising plans for the coming year.
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The end of the year is just around the corner.  What are you doing to ensure next year's fundraising efforts will hit the ground running in 2014?

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Nonprofit Watsi tries a new way to fund do-gooding - San Francisco Chronicle

Nonprofit Watsi tries a new way to fund do-gooding - San Francisco Chronicle | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
San Francisco Chronicle Nonprofit Watsi tries a new way to fund do-gooding San Francisco Chronicle They're donors, Watsi's a non-profit, and the money will fund its operations costs for the next 18 months as it pursues its real goal: crowdfunding...
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Nonprofit first to go through start-up incubator.

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Treasury and IRS rules on nonprofits' political activity miss the mark - Washington Post

Treasury and IRS rules on nonprofits' political activity miss the mark - Washington Post | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Treasury and IRS rules on nonprofits' political activity miss the mark Washington Post Many others are angry about revelations that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) workers applied extra scrutiny to applications for tax-exempt status from...
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As the end of year draws near, so does tax season.  This debate in Washington seems to churn on and more and more inflamatory testimony leaks out of halls of government.

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Should Your Nonprofit Be Run More “Like a Business”?

Should Your Nonprofit Be Run More “Like a Business”? | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
We in the nonprofit world are always hearing from our for-profit friends and volunteers that we should run more like a business.  Heck, I often say it—especially when confronted with a poorly run organization.  But business, as we know, isn’t … Continue...
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Hopefully by now I'm preaching to choir about this.  Nonprofits as businesses has been the premise of my work in the field for decades and it's still a valid, though widely misunderstood, notion.

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McKnightFoundation

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I cut my nonprofit teeth in Minneapolis.  The McKnight foundation has always been a huge influence on the community there.  They have an excellent website with resources for nonprofits.

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Nonprofit has big goals for compost in Santa Fe - Santa Fe New Mexican.com

Nonprofit has big goals for compost in Santa Fe - Santa Fe New Mexican.com | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
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Home · News · Local News. Nonprofit has big goals for compost in Santa Fe. Story · Comments · Image (2).
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The numbers here are pretty impressive for Santa Fe.  But I'll give a shout-out to my local compost hero here in Traverse City, MI, Carter.  Carter's Compost is a compost by bike service run by a squadron of young kids.  And they are already have a huge impact on this community.  See their project here. http://carterscompost.com/

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What Kind Of Philanthropist Are You? A How-To For Aligning Your Giving With Your Personal Values

What Kind Of Philanthropist Are You? A How-To For Aligning Your Giving With Your Personal Values | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
The current landscape of social impact work presents a variety of funding needs, each of which are valuable and important in their own right. Here are some questions to help you consider your charitable giving choices.
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And for our friends on the other side of the fundraising window this time of year, a list of for thie benefit.

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The Urban Institute's Study on Nonprofits with Government Contracts and Grants

The Urban Institute's Study on Nonprofits with Government Contracts and Grants | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it

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This is a large PDF of a report from the Urban Institute on a national survey of nonprofits using government grants and contracts.  There's a wealth of fascinating information in here.

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10 reasons why fundraisers need instant mobile access to their data - UK Fundraising

10 reasons why fundraisers need instant mobile access to their data - UK Fundraising | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
There are many reasons why all kinds of fundraisers need access to donor data at a moment's notice. Indeed, in many cases mobile access to information on donors is essential.
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Our organization has made a recent committment to the CiviCRM open source database system.  It's been a challenging transition, but is proving to be invaluable in our fundraising efforts, and more.  And it works beautifully on mobile devices.  What a bonus for us.

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Get Corporate Donations in Four Easy Steps | GuideStar Blog

Get Corporate Donations in Four Easy Steps | GuideStar Blog | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Savvy nonprofits can collect and organize this prior donation history within a fundraising platform then use this information to personalize their outreach in a future fundraising campaign. ... 3. Keep it Local.
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In these waning days of 2013 it's a good time to imagine doing a better job partnering with corporations... and wooing them for their dollars.

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2013 nonprofit tech roundup | MAP TechWorks

2013 nonprofit tech roundup | MAP TechWorks | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
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In case you missed all the other nonprofit tech postings in 2013. Here's a quick list of the top stories.

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9 Ways to Explain Your Nonprofit Job to Your Family this Holiday ...

9 Ways to Explain Your Nonprofit Job to Your Family this Holiday ... | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
It's that wonderful time of the year when young adults prepare to have public judgment of their life and career decisions become a major topic of conversation among a large group of people they barely know (i.e.
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For those of you home for the holidays, this may be a helpful but of advice.

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Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - December 20, 2013

Nonprofit Tweets of the Week - December 20, 2013 | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
 
I spent much of the past week in Washington DC, where I managed to sneak in an evening tour of the monuments and a quick visit of the Newseum (highly recommended!
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Christmas break is upon us, so let's just cut to the chase.  Here's a list of the week's top Nonprofit Tweets.  

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5 Proven Fundraising Ideas For Your Nonprofit Group | MAMGroup.org

5 Proven Fundraising Ideas For Your Nonprofit Group | MAMGroup.org | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Sometimes nonprofit groups get in a rut when it comes to fundraising ideas. One more baked goods sale and you may just scream.
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O.K., the cool origami button-down aside, this article has a few ideas to help turn the heads of potential donors. I like the nonprofit spa day myself. That's the one I'd like to staff.

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Invert Broom Heads to Organize Your Desk

Invert Broom Heads to Organize Your Desk | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
An organized desk leads to an organized mind, so get yours in order by just inverting a broom head to store most of the junk on your tabletop, like pens and office stationery, and even create a cool charger dock for your smartphone.
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Being that it's the season of giving and all that, I thought I'd post this simple Life-hack for your desk.  Now my desk might need six or seven of these brushes to keep up with me.  But maybe it's just right for your nonprofit hovel.

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How to Control Your Board Discussion and Avoid Chaos

How to Control Your Board Discussion and Avoid Chaos | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
To avoid wasting time at your next board meeting, follow these steps.
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Oh my.  Been there, cringed at that!  This works for both nonprofit and for profit boards.  Sometimes it's difficult to keep things on track.

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Making a List…Checking it Twice — just for nonprofits! | Nonprofit + ...

Making a List…Checking it Twice — just for nonprofits! | Nonprofit + ... | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
Has your board of directors held its annual meeting? Many state corporate laws and many bylaws require that a nonprofit board of directors meet once a year. This annual meeting is the time when the board conducts key ...

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Love this!  A quick end of year checklist... checking it twice.

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Its December--has your board had its annual meeting?

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How the ‘It’s Not My Job’ Syndrome Pervades Nonprofits and Kills Fundraising

How the ‘It’s Not My Job’ Syndrome Pervades Nonprofits and Kills Fundraising | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
  Philanthropy, Not Fundraising Are you confident your employees – all of them – are fully engaged in your mission so they don’t bungle openings to turn inquiries into interest, interest into involvement and involvement into investment?
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It's easy to have a compartmentalized organization, especially when everyone is head-down doing good work.  This post suggest we need to make sure everyone's on the same page for the sake of our fundraising efforts.

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Activists demand to strip NFL of nonprofit status

It is one of America’s most beloved past times. Every year, when the weather gets cold and the days get shorter millions gather around their television sets to cheer on their favorite football teams.
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This story is a bafflement to me, especially as someone who watches football on Sundays.  

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WASHINGTON: Who knew? The arts bring big bucks to the economy | Culture | McClatchy DC

WASHINGTON: Who knew? The arts bring big bucks to the economy | Culture | McClatchy DC | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
The value of the arts to the economy has always been an elusive figure – until now.
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For the first time, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, part of the Commerce Department, has quantified art’s impact, finding in a study released Thursday that 3.2 percent – or $504 billion – of the gross domestic product in 2011 was attributable to arts and culture.

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States crack down on deceptive charity fundraising - Marketplace.org

States crack down on deceptive charity fundraising - Marketplace.org | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
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States crack down on deceptive charity fundraising
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That penchant for giving made Johnson the target of America's billion-dollar charity fundraising industry.
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Hey Gothamites, it's not only the good guys (like us) reaching out to donors for checks at this time of year.  There are real villains out there using proven nonprofit tactics to swindle those that care.  Market beware!

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Angela Watkins's curator insight, December 5, 2013 4:00 PM

Forgive me for making a spelling mistake on my previous post.  Well even my Sunday School Book has a mistake on the date of my lesson for Sunday - dated for September 8, 2013 after the December 1,2013 lesson ... well that's Real Life 101 ... but everything else is fine.

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Year-end fundraising checklist for nonprofits

Year-end fundraising checklist for nonprofits | Nonprofit Management | Scoop.it
December is the hands-down most powerful month to fund-raise and to strengthen relationships for the year to come. So stop cranking it out right now with a strategy to achieve significant results in the last month of the year for your nonprofit.
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Oh joy!  It's the start of the year-end lists.  Thanks Nancy Schwartz for getting us rolling.  

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