Ten Steps to Finalizing Your Annual Budget
No organization has an infinite supply of resources. Follow these steps to create a realistic and effective budget that will help your organization use the resources you do have in a way that accomplishes your goals and furthers your mission.
Nonprofit Issues Newsletter, Winter 2015
This issue looks at 10 steps for finalizing your budget, four areas of financial responsibility not-for-profit board members need to understand, why churches need capital plans, how to conduct an effective capital campaign, and more.
15 Questions Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Able to Answer
If you serve as a nonprofit board member, we recommend that you review the organization’s Form 990 and be informed enough to answer these 15 questions.
Nonprofit Issues Newsletter, Fall 2015
Use our contribution documentation checklist to help donors properly claim deductions, plus learn tax considerations for special events, four proven strategies for controlling health care plan costs, tips to improve collaboration between development and accounting, and more.
Gain Insight from CLA’s Tami Heim at the 2015 Ministry Leadership Seminar
Today's ministry leaders face multiple, fast-moving challenges. Join us at the 2015 Ministry Leadership Seminars for insight and inspiration from Tami Heim, president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, and other expert speakers.
Are Unfilled Positions Costing Your Organization Money?
When an organization has unfilled positions, the most common response is to divide and reassign those job responsibilities among employees to ease the strain of the vacancy. Problem solved. Or is it?
Can Teachers Qualify for Minister’s Taxation?
Learn the key factors to consider when determining whether a teacher qualifies as a minister for tax purposes, and the hazards of misclassification.
Important Considerations for Benevolence Programs
Many nonprofit organizations have benevolence programs to assist people during times of emergency or financial crisis. Learn how to create an effective written policy to ensure assistance is provided in a way that does not jeopardize your organization’s tax-exempt status or the integrity of your mission.
Identifying Capacity Gaps Within Your Organization
Organizations that wait too long to address their capacity gaps are unlikely to achieve their vision and mission, and may even face irrelevance. Conversely, moving quickly to discover and address capacity gaps will enable your organization to work more effectively toward accomplishing its goals.
Contribution Documentation Checklist
This charitable contribution checklist will point organizations and donors to issues that need to be addressed for a donor to properly claim a contribution deduction.