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5 Reasons Your Non-Profit Organization Should Have a Crisis Communication Plan

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on May 2, 2019 6:47:00 AM

A public relations disaster can bring any organization to it’s knees, and nowhere is this more true than not-for-profits. A critical component of surviving negative attention is responding to it in a thoughtful and timely way. One of the best ways to achieve this is to have a fully-developed crisis communication plan.

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit, Community, fundraising

6 Quick Tips to Help You Promote Your Non-Profit Organization

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Apr 25, 2019 6:36:00 AM

One of the hardest things about running a non-profit is getting the word out to prospective donors and constituencies about your mission and why donors should support your fundraising efforts.  With many causes competing for prospective donors’ time and attention, it can be difficult to get and keep their interest.

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit, Community, fundraising

Fundraising in a “New Age” Part 2

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Apr 18, 2019 5:24:00 AM

 Part 2 of a 2 Part Series - Read Part 1 Here

In the first part of this blog series, we looked at some of the reasons for changes in charitable giving trends. In this part, we’ll look at how non-profits should approach fundraising.

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit, Community, fundraising

Fundraising in a New Age (Part 1)

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Apr 11, 2019 7:22:00 AM

For not-for-profit organizations, fundraising is a way of life. It is vital part of fulfilling their mission and serving their constituency. Over the past few years, fundraising has changed appreciably and non-profits have been forced to find new/better/smarter ways of doing things.

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit, Community, fundraising

Key Things You Need to Know About Directors and Officers (D&O) Insurance

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Apr 4, 2019 7:00:00 AM

If you’re on a Board of Directors, serve as an Officer or are on the executive team of a company or board of directors, there is a type of insurance you need to know about – Directors and Officers Insurance (known as D&O Insurance.)

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit, Insurance

11 Free (or Nearly Free) Software Solutions Every Non-Profit Should Know About

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Apr 1, 2019 8:14:00 AM

If you manage a not-for-profit, you know you’re always trying to do more with less. You keep a tight budget and splurging on luxuries is out of the question. When it comes to software, there are a lot of great solutions that are free (or deeply discounted) for nonprofits.

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit, Community

Zinner Supports Accelerate 2019

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Feb 7, 2019 11:31:20 AM

Zinner & Co. is pleased to support Accelerate, an event being held by long-time Zinner client, The Cleveland Leadership Center.

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Topics: non-profits, Firm news, Zinner News, Community

The Clarion Call for Nonprofit Transparency

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Jan 22, 2019 8:05:00 AM

The nature of charitable giving has changed, and there are four primary reasons for this:

  • Technology has made it not only easier to give to charities, but to know about charities and how efficiently they perform.
  • Changes in the U.S. tax code have created a disincentive for giving, especially for those who gave strictly for purposes of a tax deduction.
  • The rise of Donor Advised Funds (DAF) has made it easier for donors to contribute meaningfully to a cause.
  • Concerns for transparency and organizational efficiency have driven the need for increased disclosure and external oversight.
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Topics: Audit and Assurance Department, audits, non-profits, non-profit reporting

The 1 Thing You Should do RIGHT NOW to Improve Your Non-Profit’s Event Sponsorships in 2019

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Dec 14, 2018 7:35:00 AM

One of the most difficult aspects of managing a Non-Profit is putting on successful fundraising events. Most fundraisers take months to plan and trying to get sponsors is always a last-minute scramble. 

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Topics: non-profits, fundraising

IRS Issues Guidance on Parking Expenses for Non-Profits

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Dec 12, 2018 8:37:43 AM

IRS Issues Guidance on Parking Expenses for Non-Profit Organizations

In Notice 2018-99, the IRS issued interim guidance on an issue that has vexed not-for-profit organizations since the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) in December of 2017. Under the TCJA, the payment of Qualified Transportation Fringes (QTFs) by not-for-profit organizations falls under unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) and is subject to a tax of 21%.

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Topics: non-profit reporting, not-for-profit, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

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