Archive for May 2010

IRS 990 alert for small nonprofits

File your 990 or lose your tax exemption – even though the deadline has passed! Nonprofit organizations with budgets under $25K historically did not have to file a 990 tax form with the IRS.  That changed with the Pension Protection Act of 2006.  After it became effective in 2007, there was a three-year grace period... Read more »

Check out these recent Axelson Center awardees!

On May 13, 2010, another set of area nonprofit organizations was recognized for their exceptional performance – not only in programming, but in the management and leadership they exercise in their organizations.  Erie Family Health Center and The Bridge were the winners of the 2010 Alford-Axelson Award for Nonprofit Managerial Excellence – offered since 2002... Read more »

Ten Things That Scream Dysfunctional Nonprofit Boards

Ten Things That Scream Dysfunctional Nonprofit Boards
                Many nonprofit boards are well-oiled machines. But others … (Too many others) are dysfunctional. There are “micro-managers” or “rubber-stamp” boards. There are boards that get caught up in rules and procedures and accomplish little. Why is that? So often, you have intelligent, committed professionals who come together... Read more »

Nonprofit CEO Resources

Being the top executive of a nonprofit can be tough work, and burn out is far too typical. Here are two cool resources specifically designed for the Top Exec of Nonprofits: The C(3)EO Forum is an online group of chief executives of nonprofit organizations. It was created to facilitate the exchange of information on topics of interest to... Read more »