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From an Expert: Nonprofit Accounting – Services Received from Personnel of an Affiliate

It is common for affiliated nonprofit organizations to share personnel services. The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) believes nonprofit organizations that benefit from unreimbursed personnel services are utilizing differing approaches to account for these services. Therefore, the FASB issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2013-06 to provide guidance about recognizing and measuring personnel services received…

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From an Expert: Developing People for Tomorrow’s Workplace

"But what if we train them and they leave?" is a question we often hear. "What if you don't train them and they stay?" is our answer. Employee turnover has become more pronounced in recent years as an evolving economy and an aging workforce have accelerated change at multiple levels ? Boomers are aging out…

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From an Expert: Tips for Planning Your Next Special Event

In the nonprofit world, there has been a significant increase in the number of special events. As a company that specializes in cause-related marketing, we understand the challenges associated with putting on a special event, and while some will argue that special events are not the best tool for fundraising, we believe there is still…

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From An Expert: “Baby Steps” Towards a Strong Evaluation Culture

As an evaluator, I?ve spent a great deal of time in recent years asking nonprofit professionals how they feel about program evaluation generally, and measuring outcomes specifically.   While nonprofit staff typically identify benefits to the evaluation process, these conversations also reveal concerns, such as feelings of anxiety, intimidation and uncertainly.  Common reactions are:  ?We don?t…

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