Nonprofit Fraud in a Small Town

By Carol / March 2, 2020 /
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He was the executive director of the local United Way. He had also served as mayor in their small town of Milton, Florida for 20 years. By all appearances, he was an esteemed community leader and philanthropist. He was also perpetrating a nonprofit fraud by pocketing hundreds of thousands of dollars in stolen donations meant…

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What Are Restricted Grants?

By Carol / February 3, 2020 /
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You are probably thinking, “It’s about time you wrote a post on restricted grants!” We weren’t ignoring you. Really. Restricted grants are a huge, complicated area. So huge and complicated, in fact, we decided we needed to create a course to cover this topic. Everything from understanding the many different types of grants to learning…

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Nonprofit Accounting Online Communities

By Carol / January 6, 2020 /
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We agree – on our list of Least Favorite Things is studying nonprofit accounting by yourself. Nonprofit accounting can be tedious and boring. (Alright, SOME of you accounting nerds out there love this stuff. Just bear with us.) What’s the point of memorizing a bunch of rules about debits and credits? Now consider a nonprofit…

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Holiday Bonus for Nonprofit Employees

By Carol / December 2, 2019 /
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The employees of your nonprofit organization have worked hard all year for way less than they’re worth. Wouldn’t it be nice to give each one a holiday bonus as a thank you? Cash Bonuses Each holiday season we see nonprofit organizations pay cash bonuses to employees outside the normal payroll process. We need to address…

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1099-MISC Instructions You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

By Carol / November 4, 2019 /
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Let us guess. What you really want is not just basic 1099-MISC instructions. You want the inside scoop on how to deal with this task so you can cross it off your list. You want peace of mind that you are complying with IRS requirements. And if you’ve ever been through a “hair on fire” January…

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It’s Good to Be Back!

By Carol / July 24, 2017 /
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It’s been a long time since Carrie and I posted to our blog. It’s good to be back! I had to eat a piece of humble pie last year when I realized I had allowed myself to get too busy for things that mattered most to me, including writing this blog. As Michael Hyatt observed,…

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