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Choosing a Retirement Plan for Your Nonprofit

Traditionally, 403(b) plans have been the qualified retirement plan of choice for not-for-profits. These plans were established for the exclusive benefit of tax-exempt organizations. However, nonprofits now have other options as well. Even if you continue to prefer a 403(b) plan, as many nonprofits still do, it pays to review and weigh the benefits of other …

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Paving the Way for Your Nonprofit’s Next Leader

Suppose the founder or long-time executive director of your not-for-profit organization is scaling back on her workload and making plans to retire. What will her departure mean for your organization? If your nonprofit has a well-crafted succession plan, it’s likely to survive any leadership transition. But if you don’t have a plan, your organization could endure …

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Does Your Nonprofit Have UBIT Exposure?

If certain IRS requirements are met, a not-for-profit organization is exempt from federal income tax. But that doesn’t mean it’s completely off the hook. Your nonprofit may still be liable for unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Here’s how you determine your organization’s exposure. One Time vs. Year Round Unrelated business income (UBI) is defined by the …

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7 Keys for Nonprofit Success in 2022

The last two years have been tough for most nonprofits. Now that there’s some light at the end of the tunnel, you may feel more optimistic and with a renewed dedication to your cause. How can you extend the concept of renewal to your organization’s operations and even grow in 2022? Here are seven ideas: 1. …

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Don’t Run Afoul of Private Inurement Rules

Most not-for-profit executives are aware of the prohibition against private inurement. Generally, nonprofit directors and executives — and their family members — aren’t allowed to personally benefit from their positions while putting their organization at a disadvantage. Penalties for violating the private inurement mandate could include financial sanctions for violators and, in the rare worst-case scenario, …

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Why Every Non Profit Needs a WISP

By Bobby Garrett Director of IT & Cybersecurity Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP Did you know the first recorded ransomware cyber attack was targeted at a non-profit organization? In 1989, over 20,000 attendees of a World Health Organization (WHO) symposium on AIDS research received a complimentary floppy disc containing a file supposedly related to the …

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IRS Clarifies Rules on Excess Compensation Tax

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is an often-overlooked crackdown on seven-figure compensation amounts paid to the highest earners. Essentially, beginning in 2018, your not-for-profit organization could be charged a hefty excise tax if it pays more than $1 million to certain “covered” employees. The IRS issued final regulations in early 2021 that generally mirror …

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Use an Exit Agreement to Bid Farewell to Nonprofit Executives

How does a not-for-profit say “goodbye” to a departing founder or executive? A gift and farewell party usually are appropriate. Though not as much fun to plan, an exit agreement may also be called for. This legal document, usually developed by a nonprofit’s board of directors, details the terms of a leader’s departure. Here’s why exit …

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Danger! How Nonprofits Often Lose Their Tax-Exempt Status

With all the legal hoops involved, it can be difficult for a not-for-profit to secure its tax-exempt status. The last thing you want after gaining this critical designation is to lose it. In the current political climate, it may be easier than ever to forfeit your status. So if you lead a 501(c)(3) organization, be sure …

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