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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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Hiring Independent Contractors
Employment

Hiring Independent Contractors

Nonprofits resort to hiring independent contractors because they are often trying to “do more with less.” This common refrain of nonprofit organizations, intended to maximize

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Directors vs. Officers
Governance

Nonprofit Directors vs. Officers

Nonprofits run more effectively with a well-functioning board of directors and clearly defined officer roles. Yet there can be confusion between the two different roles,

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