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Sue Krantz Completes Term on Rape Crisis Center Board

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Feb 24, 2020 4:04:02 PM

Zinner & Co. partner Sue Krantz, CPA, CGMA, recently completed her term on the Board of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center.

For the past nine years, Krantz was honored to serve, most recently as Treasurer and a member of the Executive Committee. 

“While my term has come to a close, I was proud and in awe of the significant accomplishments, which took place at CRCC while I was a member of the Board,” she said. “CRCC expanded its offices and staffing in order to improve access to its free services, which are now offered in four counties, in many regional satellite offices and at partner agency locations.”

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Topics: non-profits, Sue Krantz, not-for-profit, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Nonprofit Parking Tax Repealed

Posted by Zinner & Co. Non-Profit Team on Jan 16, 2020 12:51:22 PM

Recently passed legislation will benefit nonprofit organizations by repealing an unpopular unrelated business income tax (UBIT) on expenses of nonprofits that provide transportation fringe benefits to their employees.

The “Parking Tax,” which was imposed under I.R.C. Section 512(a)(7) upon enactment of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, has now been retroactively repealed under the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act.

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

Zinner & Co. Supports Michelle’s Wish Foundation for Thanksgiving 2019

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Nov 8, 2019 9:00:00 AM

For over 7 years, Zinner & Co. has committed to support the mission of client, Michelle’s Wish Foundation. As part of its quarterly commitment to support the local community through charitable giving, Zinner & Co. employees will be donating cash and non-perishable food items to the Foundation’s 2019 “Thanksgiving Baskets” Project. Donations will be used to distribute food baskets to local families in need.

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Topics: Firm news, not-for-profit, Community

10 Things to Look for in a Not-for-Profit Audit Firm

Posted by Zinner & Co. Audit and Assurance Team on Sep 26, 2019 5:00:00 AM


Selecting a firm to conduct your not-for-profit’s audit services can feel like a daunting task. There are hundreds of firms online and most (if not all) claim to perform not-for-profit audit services.. How can you know which audit firm is the right for your Organization?

Selecting the right audit firm is like creating a long-term relationship with a partner that is dedicated to helping your organization fulfill its mission. Selecting the wrong firm can feel like trying to swim with a 500 lb. weight strapped to your back.So how can you be sure you are selecting the best fit for your needs?

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Topics: Audit and Assurance Department, audits, non-profits, not-for-profit

Zinner & Co. Sponsors Cleveland Play House’s production of “Into the Breeches!”

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Sep 10, 2019 4:39:00 AM


Zinner & Co. is pleased to sponsor and support Cleveland Play House's production of “Into the Breeches!” which runs September 14th through October 6th, 2019.

Set in World War 2, “Into the Breeches!” is the story of a group of inspired women who must fight to keep the theater alive during the war, while the men fight overseas.

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Topics: Firm news, not-for-profit, Community

4 Reasons You Should be Using Surveys for Your Not-for-Profit

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Aug 29, 2019 4:40:00 AM


At one point or another, you’ve probably been asked to complete a survey after visiting a business. Many businesses even offer incentives such as discounts on future purchases or entries into drawings for prizes. These firms invest heavily to hear your feedback, but is it worth it?

Not-for-profits are different from for-profit businesses, but one of their commonalities is the need for high levels of service and ongoing engagement with clients.

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Topics: non-profits, not-for-profit

4 Reasons Your Website MUST be Mobile Friendly

Posted by Frank Geric on Aug 6, 2019 5:38:00 AM

Your organization’s website should be one of your most valuable assets. It’s like a 24/7/365 salesperson that is constantly generating new sales leads and customers. However, if your website isn’t designed with mobile, you’ll be lucky if anyone sees it at all.

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Topics: non-profits, Business - Management, Issues & Concerns, not-for-profit, SMB, start ups

Zinner & Co. Hosts “Cocktails and Handbags” Night to Support College Now Greater Cleveland

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Jun 28, 2019 7:34:00 AM

Zinner & Co. played host to a benefit fundraiser for the College Now Greater Cleveland’s “Bag Lady” event scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Great Lakes Science Center.

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Topics: Firm news, not-for-profit, Community

10 Email Marketing Tips for your Non-Profit or Small Business

Posted by Frank Geric on May 30, 2019 7:33:00 AM

Approximately 125 billion business-to-business emails are sent every day. Roughly 111 billion personal emails are sent each day. If you want your marketing emails to rise to the top in a sea full of 236 billion daily emails, you need to stand out.

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

10 Tips to Improve Your Small Business or Not-for-Profit Website

Posted by Frank Geric on May 23, 2019 6:49:00 AM

Your organization’s website can be one of your greatest assets or a HUGE liability. It’s largely a factor of how much effort you put into building and maintaining it.

Your website should be like a round-the-clock salesperson or fundraiser, but only if you follow best practices and put time and attention into developing and maintaining it.

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


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