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2016 Major Gifts from Jewish Donors: Not Very Supportive of Jewish Organizations…Yet!

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Sep 15, 2016

Bob Evans dissects the current iteration of the Major Donors List to specifically look at what Jewish donors are doing with their dollars.


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Are Nonprofits Ready for Cyber Attacks?

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Aug 26, 2015

Cyber security has become one of the defining issues of our time. How can nonprofits hope to keep their websites and sensitive data secure? The first step for any nonprofit is to treat risk management as a fundamental board responsibility.

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Tips for Filling Out Your 990

Written by Guest Blogger - Sarah Avery | Posted on Aug 21, 2015

The 990 is a complicated form, reflecting the complexity of our tax code. Make too many mistakes and your organization risks repelling potential donors and, possibly, loosing its tax exempt status. Guest blogger Sarah Avery, of the accounting firm Friedman LLP, offers some guidance on navigating the form’s intricacies.

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How Arts Organizations Can Be Entrepreneurial

Written by Guest Blogger - Elaine Grogan Luttrull | Posted on Jul 21, 2015

The leaders of nonprofit arts and culture organizations may not think of themselves as entrepreneurs. But guest blogger Elaine Grogan Luttrull argues that arts groups must adopt the entrepreneurial spirit if they are to survive in a competitive marketplace and supplement philanthropy with earned income.

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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments of Successful Grant Writing

Written by Guest Blogger - Marsha Atkind | Posted on Jun 08, 2015

The Executive Director / CEO of the Health Care Foundation of New Jersey offers nonprofits ten essential tips for applying for foundation grants. 

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The Essential Mission of Arts Organizations

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on May 29, 2015

Robert Evans dissects two recent articles that, at first glance, seem quite different. But both raise questions about the fundamental role of arts and culture organizations. Weaving together a sophisticated case, Evans argues that core mission of arts organizations must be to instill a love and appreciation of the arts in as broad a segment of society as possible. 

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The Dangerous Case of the Endless Meeting

Written by Robert H. Isaacs | Posted on May 21, 2015

A nonprofit’s volunteer resources are as important as its financial resources. One sure way for a nonprofit to squander such resources is to run pointless, endless board meetings. 

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A Lesson in Managing Volunteer Resources

Written by Robert H. Isaacs | Posted on Apr 21, 2015

Nonprofit leaders tend to think of volunteer resources as infinite. In truth, volunteer resources are just as limited and precious as financial resources. 

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Moving Mountains: Mergers and Collaborations Among Nonprofits

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Jan 12, 2015 recent merger of three environmental groups in western North Carolina epitomized the trend of collaboration among nonprofit organizations. Increasingly, mergers and other forms of long-term collaboration are mission driven and not all about cost savings.

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