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March 16, 2017

5 Tips for Nonprofit Leaders to Avoid ‘Mission Creep’

When financial pressure or personal concern makes new causes tempting, remember where your nonprofit’s strengths lie.

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February 22, 2017

A Checklist for Staying Within the Law When Raising Money

A lawyer discusses how to register with the right state charity office, accurately represent how donations will be spent, and more.

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January 24, 2017

Answers to Your Questions About State Fundraising Rules

A lawyer who represents charities answers some frequently asked questions about fundraising registration and complying with regulations.

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November 07, 2016

How to Avoid Trump and Clinton Foundation Troubles at Your Organization

Lawyers and other nonprofit experts tell how organizations can keep their operations above reproach.

Article
April 21, 2016

Group Helps Charities Focus on Programs, Not Overhead

Mission Edge in San Diego provides an unusually broad array of low-cost administrative services, freeing its clients to do more with less.

Article
March 31, 2016

For Calif. Nonprofits, Advocacy Work on $15 Minimum Wage Pays Off

The wage hike will have profound effects on charities’ bottom lines, but phasing it in over several years buys groups time to adjust budgets and communicate with donors.

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September 24, 2015

A Grant Seeker's Guide to Understanding Foundations

A primer with definitions of different types of foundations from Daniel N. Belin, author of Charitable Foundations: the Essential Guide to Giving and Compliance.

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June 03, 2015

A Tool for Assessing Ethics, Governance, and Management at Your Organization

The Standards for Excellence Institute offers this assessment tool to help nonprofit managers evaluate their organization’s strengths and weaknesses in areas such as board practices and leadership.

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April 07, 2015

Cybersecurity for Charities: 1st Step Is Knowing How Very Vulnerable You Are

Tight budgets and lax attitudes leave organizations at risk, but low-cost strategies can make them safer.

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March 01, 2015

Advice: Basic Legal Considerations Before Launching a Planned-Giving Program

An attorney for nonprofits offers advice.