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6 Year-End Tips for Closing Your Books

6 Year-End Tips for Closing Your Books

Having your organization’s books in order is crucial, especially after the year-end giving season. Learn a few nonprofit accounting best practices here.

If this is a source of stress for you, you are certainly not alone. But you should know that it doesn’t have to be a continual pain point.

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5 tips for ensuring your strategic plan stays off the shelf

5 tips for ensuring your strategic plan stays off the shelf

By Jen Pendleton, vice-president, Aly Sterling Philanthropy

Don’t worry, this isn’t another article about the strategic plan that sits on the proverbial shelf.

But it is an article about the BoardSource study, Leading With Intent 2017, that reports that “boards are not fully engaging in strategy.”

Let that statement sink in for a minute. If you’re a board member or executive director, this is probably not surprising. The truth is…

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Highlights from 2018 nonprofit giving research

Highlights from 2018 nonprofit giving research

At ASP, our consultation is based on industry best practices and personal knowledge gleaned from decades of combined experience in the nonprofit world.

However, we recognize that the world of nonprofits and fundraising is always evolving. In order to stay on top emerging opportunities and challenges, we routinely review new research published about the sector.

Last year was an interesting year, and our research highlights below bring the proof. We’ve organized the information under five key themes. In addition to the overviews and sources, we’ve included key takeaways that you can apply to your own program. Happy reading!

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Succession planning: Are you ready for the inevitable?

Succession planning: Are you ready for the inevitable?

Plan for your nonprofit’s next leadership transition with our succession planning guide.

It’s been said that death and taxes are the only certainties in life. We say change is another. And for nonprofits, specifically, it’s leadership change. Don’t let a staff or board vacancy send your organization off course. Read on for more information about succession planning and related resources…

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