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How to convince donors to remove “restricted” from their gifts

Restricted gifts — or donations with conditions attached — can be difficult for not-for-profits to manage. Unlike unrestricted gifts, these donations can’t be poured into your general operating fund and be used where they’re most needed. Instead, restricted gifts generally are designated to fund a specific program or initiative, such as a building or scholarship […]

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Ticket scams: When the price of admission is too high

Concert, sporting and other event tickets can go for astronomical prices — when they’re even available. Hoping to find reasonably priced tickets (or to find tickets at all), many consumers turn to the online resale market. But while most resale transactions are legitimate, some involve ticket scammers. Buy from one of these sellers and you […]

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Here’s How Taxpayers Can Pay Their Taxes

No on likes to pay taxes.  But the IRS is trying to make it easier by offering several different ways for taxpayers to pay their tax liability immediately, or arrange to pay their tax bill in installments. Taxpayers can pay online, by phone, or now with a smartphone and the IRS2Go app.  Whatever method they choose, taxpayers […]

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Foundation Center and GuideStar are Candid

GuideStar is now Candid! Earlier this week GuideStar announced they were joining Foundation Center to form a new nonprofit organization, Candid. Candid combines the resources of GuideStar and Foundation center to connect people with the data, resources, and analysis to change the world. You are still able to access IRS Form 990 information through GuideStar’s […]

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How fraud experts help companies head off bad mergers

Mergers and acquisitions are filled with risks, some of them unavoidable. But buyers can avoid risks associated with cooked books and other forms of deceptive accounting used by a seller to distort the value of its company. Before closing an acquisition, engage a forensic accounting expert to look for fake performance figures and hidden liabilities […]

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