Non-Profits

Microsoft Offers Nonprofits Free Cloud Services

July 29, 2016

Microsoft’s philanthropy division has announced that they will donate $1 billion in cloud computing resources to nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations around the world over the next three years. The large contribution is part of an initiative that includes providing Microsoft cloud services, and expanding access to cloud resources for 900 faculty researchers at universities, reachireaching 20 underserved communities in 15 countries with broadband connectivity and cloud services.

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The Nonprofit Life Cycle

May 26, 2016

Every nonprofit organization is unique, but most follow a fairly predictable life cycle. Similar to a child, the early years for organizations are filled with milestones. A nonprofit’s initial steps can potentially be the difference between being a sustainable organization able to fulfill its mission and a struggling failure that quickly dissipates.

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Newsbits

May 5, 2016

According to a survey conducted by the Chronicle of Philanthropy — which is the first survey to measure public confidence in charities in almost ten years — approximately 70% of Americans have a fair, but not particularly high, level of confidence in charities. More than 80% responded that charities do a “very good” or “somewhat good” job helping people.

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Your Employee Handbook – It May be Time for a Tune-up

April 14, 2016

An employee handbook provides information on many different aspects of an individual’s employment, from making vacation requests and going on maternity leave, to performance reviews and termination procedures. When a certain situation arises, knowing the rules prevents surprises, confusion and resentment on both sides of the table.

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Collaborative Activities

March 29, 2016

An increasing number of nonprofits are forging relationships in order to better serve their client populations, as well as decrease costs. However, such relationships can result in complex financial reporting obligations. The reporting requirements for your organization depend on the type of relationship that is entered into.

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Nonprofift Organizations Should Tread Carefully This Election Season

March 2, 2016

With the 2016 election season picking up steam, nonprofit organizations need to exercise caution not to stray into political activities that could put their tax-exempt status in jeopardy. But while the Internal Revenue Code (“IRC”) clearly prohibits certain activities and expenditures related to the political process, some activities may be permissible.

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