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3. Nonprofit Funding and Finance
Unified Chart of Accounts
- UCOA, the Unified Chart of Accounts for nonprofit organizations, is a chart of accounts
Public Charities with Dues-Paying Members
The Impact of the Recession on Nonprofit Organizations
Operating Reserves: What are appropriate levels and what is typical in the nonprofit sector?
Where can I find information on executive compensation? (FAQ)
Are donations always tax deductible?
Are fees charged by federated campaigns fundraising expenses?
Are telemarketing volunteers or canvassers a special breed?
Are there any sources for grants to individuals?
Are there organizations that help with donated equipment?
Can a donor receive a deduction for a gift of services?
Can a donor retrieve gifts of money or goods?
Can a grant writer share in the proceeds of successful applications?
Can a nonprofit refuse a gift?
Can a tax-exempt organization sell coupon books to raise money?
Can donated equipment be tax deductible for the donor?
Can nonprofits use direct fax to fundraise?
Can special events raise money with little cost?
Can we seek inkind donations online?
Can We Sell Ads in a Program Book?
Can we sell donated equipment and use the proceeds?
Can you get a tax deduction for a gift to 'your own' nonprofit?
Cash versus Accrual Accounting
Does fundraising on the internet require registration in every state?
Ethical guidelines for grantmakers and grant seekers
General Accounting for Nonprofits
General considerations when planning an audit
Grant Writing Tools Web Sites
How can I become a fundraising consultant?
How can I figure out how our organization should divide its expenses?
How can I find sponsors for an event?
How can I get non-philanthropic corporate support?
How can I get software donated?
How can life insurance policies be used to make a gift to a nonprofit?
How can nonprofits evaluate their fundraising productivity?
How can nonprofits set more realistic expectations with their funders?
How can we better the odds of getting a grant?
How can we decide which foundations to send proposals to?
How can we learn more about what funders want in a proposal?
How can we streamline our charitable solicitations registration?
How do I apply for federal grants?
How do I choose a service to process donations online?
How do I value donated goods?
How do we apply for a grant if we're part of a group exemption?
How do we plan a program to secure major gifts? Build an endowment?
How do you get started writing a proposal?
How effective is a newsletter as a development tool?
How long must you keep an in-kind gift?
How much difference can a celebrity endorsement make?
How should we acknowledge in-kind gifts?
How should we acknowledge in-kind gifts?
How should we prepare before hiring a grantwriter?
How should we thank an anonymous donor?
How should we use direct mail?
How to find good canvassers
How to read a nonprofit's financial statement
Information on Fundraising in the UK
Is IRS recognition necessary before we receive donations?
Is it possible to raise money by contacting corporations?
Is it possible to raise money with $0 fundraising expense?
Is telemarketing generally a useful fundraising strategy?
Is the full-text of the Federal Register available on-line?
Is there an ID number required when receiving a federal grant?
Is there information about foundations on the Web?
Membership associations fundraisers
Policies for Financial Accountability
Practical issues about percentage fees for fundraisers
Religious Congregation Employment
Resouces for conducting an online auction
Should we conduct a raffle?
Some Online Tips and Resources for Direct Mail
Strategies to Encourage and Find Donations of Equipment
The Best E-Newsletters for Grants and Nonprofit Leaders
Things to Consider before Starting a Campaign to Raise Money
What about car donation programs?
What about charity malls or shop-to-give websites?
What about corporate philanthropy?
What about equipment for telemarketing? Training? Etc?
What are the 10 'Immutable Laws of Fundraising'?
What are the benefits and drawbacks to engaging with foundations?
What are the key advantages and disadvantages of hiring a telemarketing firm versus using volunteers?
What characterizes a good proposal?
What do you actually get in an audit?
What if we do get a federal grant?
What influences people's reactions to marketing materials?
What is a capital campaign?
What is a gift acceptance policy?
What is Strategic Planned Giving?
What is telemarketing? How do we do it?
What kinds of gifting by individual donors are most common?
What kinds of gifts would be most useful for new organizations?
What laws apply to telemarketing?
What policies are needed in a development department?
What policies should we have about planned giving?
What should we look for in a fundraiser?
What works in fundraising from local businesses?
Where can I find information about capital campaigns?
Who should process incoming donations?
Financial terminology and the Form 990 (FAQ)
Fundraising and Overhead Ratios (FAQ)
How can one measure financial stability or financial health?
How do I find funding resources and opportunities for my nonprofit? (FAQ)
How many organizations have taxable subsidiaries? (FAQ)
How much do nonprofit organizations spend on consultants and professional fees? (FAQ)
Management and other fees associated with major gifts and endowment management in higher education?
Unified Chart of Accounts (FAQ)
What are "typical" occupancy costs? (FAQ)
What percentage of organizations have financial audits? (FAQ)
What proportion of 501(c)(3) organizations have fiscal years that end in December? (FAQ)
Fundraising terminology (FAQ)
How much does the government spend in the nonprofit sector? (FAQ)
Independent Sector's "Impact of Federal Budget Proposals Upon the Activities of Charitable Organizations...1996-2002 (1996)