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6 Critical Tips for Your IRS Form 990

Wed, Jun 10, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Your nonprofit’s IRS Form 990 is easily available to the general public on guidestar.org and many state government websites. This is a big surprise for many nonprofit leaders. Armed with this knowledge, a nonprofit has a terrific opportunity to tell its story as compellingly as possible by thinking strategically about how... (continued)


Paul Jolly

Paul Jolly established Jump Start Growth in 2008, after 20 years of major gifts fundraising experience in development shops ranging from 1 to 30. Jump Start Growth helps non profits raise more money by strengthening relationships with their top donors and prospects.

Interested inphilanthropymajor gifts fundraisingnon profits

Paul Konigstein

Paul Konigstein helps nonprofits master finance and accounting. He specializes in making financial concepts understandable to non-financial nonprofit leaders to enable the strategic use of finance to achieve organizational goals.

Paul has twenty five years experience as a controller and Chief Financial Officer at arts, culture, education, and international... (continued)

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4Good exists to empower nonprofit organizations and social enterprises by connecting like-minded professionals and community members, and by empowering the sharing of a wealth of resources from which they may benefit.

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Matrix Map Template

The Matrix Map is a visual representation of how your organization’s business lines work together to create impact and financial viability. A simple, yet powerful tool for articulating your business model. More than just a picture though, the Matrix Map provides strategic provides strategic imperatives to strengthen your business model. ... (continued)

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Steve Strang

Steve Strang, MPA is a Consultant with Spectrum Nonprofit Services where he provides consulting and training in sustainability strategies. Steve’s experience within the nonprofit field includes fundraising and development training, managing outreach and membership, and leadership development. He has presented at both local and national conference on topics such... (continued)

R.A.S.I.C. Roles, Accountability and Responsibility Matrix

What is it: When establishing roles and responsibilities on a project or business activity, the RASIC matrix is a helpful management tool. "RASIC" is an acronymn which stands for "Responsible", "Approving", "Supporting", "Informed" and "Consulted". An employee uses these designations to define their... (continued)


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MNA Principles and Practices Self-Assessment & Implementation Guide

This self-assessment is a tool to assist nonprofit staff and board members in identifying priorities for implementation of the Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence in Montana. Note: MNA members can link their IdeaEncore free profile to MNA’s group in IdeaEncore and... (continued)


Taggedfinancial managementgovernancestrategic planningassessmentsurveyfundraisingnonprofit managementevaluationcommunicationsprogram director

Marilyn Donnellan, MS, Author & Consultant

Nonprofit CEO and consultant for more than 30 years, beginning with a single-staff nonprofit and ending with a $6 million nonprofit. Consultant and trainer for local, state and national organizations. B.A. in Human Resources Management and M.S. in Administration. Author of "Core Elements of a Successful Nonprofit," "The Hour Series of... (continued)

Board Composition Matrix

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Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO)

The Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations (TANO) is the statewide membership association reflecting and promoting Texas’ growing nonprofit community in all its diversity.

Envisioning a Texas Nonprofit Sector that works together to be among the healthiest and most vibrant in the nation, TANO’s concern and focus is every... (continued)


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Montana Nonprofit Association

The Montana Nonprofit Association is a membership organization that promotes a stronger nonprofit sector in Montana through public policy, affordable products and services, organizational development, research and information sharing, and network building.


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Sole Proprietor Nonprofit Management & Technical Assistance

Bobbi Bilnoski, Principal of Concinnity Network, has a passion for helping non-profit organizations achieve extraordinary results. An expert in the process of collaboration and consensus building, she specializes in working with high stakes, complex, multi-organizational groups to help them develop strategic plans to... (continued)


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American Opportunity: A Communications Toolkit

This toolkit represents the best thinking about how to use the Opportunity Frame from the communications professionals at the SPIN Project, the leaders of The Opportunity Agenda, other communciations professionals engaged in defining the Opportunity Frame, and grassroots leaders form across the country working on critically... (continued)

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Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network

The Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network was established in 1999; it connects and assists nonprofit service providers throughout Texas. Network members include nonprofit management centers, academic institutions providing certificiate, undergraduate, and graduate courses in the nonprofit and philanthropic fields, and... (continued)


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Social Enterprise Alliance

The Social Enterprise Alliance (SEA) is the leading membership organization in North America for social enterprises, service providers, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and venture capitalists that is actively building the field of social enterprise through networking opportunities, educational forums, strategic partnerships, and impact... (continued)


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Planning for Nonprofit Organizations

An institution facing or creating change must attend to many kinds of
planning. Integrating all planning efforts prevents uncoordinated —or even
conflicting—results. Enormous gains can be made when all areas of planning
are developed in an integrated sequence, with a regular cycle of strategic,
business and program... (continued)

Taggedintegrated planningcomprehensive planningstrategic planningorganizational capacityexecutivecapacity building

Center for Nonprofit Excellence Louisville, Kentucky

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) is a nonprofit support management organization located in Louisville, Kentucky. Our mission is to be a resource for the success of the nonprofit sector in the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana metro area. We are a membership organization with nearly 400 members in the Kentukiana... (continued)


Sam Frank

Sam Frank founded Synthesis Partnership to advise non-profit organizations in strategy, planning and organizational development. The largest share of his practice is devoted strategic planning, but he also works with clients on board governance, change management, facility, program and business planning, and training.

In 2009 he co-founded Nonprofit Webinars and... (continued)

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