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voting members
Governance

The Trouble with Voting Members

Many nonprofits, especially older nonprofits, have voting members that retain the power to elect board members. For some groups – like golf clubs and trade associations

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Why Start a Private Foundation
Starting a nonprofit

Why Start a Private Foundation?

With the popularity and ease of donor advised funds, why do some donors still choose to start a private foundation to conduct their charitable giving?

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Nonprofit Cash Reserves
Governance

Nonprofit Cash Reserves

How much should nonprofits aim to hold in cash reserves? Because nonprofits exist to advance their mission, rather than to turn a profit, questions about

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How to Start a Non-Profit Organization

It always starts with an idea: you want to solve a problem in your community, conduct research into a disease, or raise awareness of an important issue.
As the solution unfolds, you realize you need to raise funds to turn that dream into a reality. At this point, many visionaries jump to filing for tax-exempt status.
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