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Nonprofit Issues Store

Monday, July 20, 2015 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm EDT
Every year is election year. And every session of the Congress, state legislature, or local government offers the possibility of public policy change that can significantly affect the work of nonprofit organizations.
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Nonprofits depend upon effective leadership from both the board and staff to successfully fulfill their missions and programs. The Standards for Excellence® 2.0 Ethics and Accountability Program for the Nonprofit Sector has set forth a series of significant principles and policies to enhance the leadership and governance of charitable organizations.
Price: $89.00
Employers of all sizes need effective personnel policies that advise employees of organizational standards and procedures. They need to understand the documentation that helps sustain adverse employment actions that have to be taken against problem employees.
Price: $89.00
It can be a slippery slope for board and staff when it comes to electioneering. This audio will encourage you to participate in advocacy and help you to manage risk when it comes to electioneering.
Price: $9.95
Every year is election year. And nonprofit organizations know that the outcome can significantly affect their work. 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations and 501(c)(6) trade associations may participate in election campaigns, but 501(c)(3) charities must be careful not to intervene in an election campaign at any level because “electioneering” can cost them their exempt status.
Price: $9.95
Presented by Don Kramer
Charities raising funds through special events or other activities that involve sponsorships, auctions, lotteries, or thank-you gifts must deal with a variety technical legal requirements in advertising, calculating, and acknowledging the money. This webinar reviews those rules so that charities can comply with the interlocking requirements.
Price: $44.50
Presented by Don Kramer
Clear gift acceptance policies can protect a charity from accepting a gift that will cost the charity far more than it is worth, and from personally insulting a potential donor whose collection of beer bottle caps you don't really want.
Price: $89.00
Presented by Don Kramer & Susan Ellis
Most nonprofit organizations involve volunteers in governance, fundraising, and many forms of direct service delivery. Volunteers can offer many benefits to the organization, but can also raise significant legal issues. Volunteers are not inherently riskier than employees, but it is important to identify the critical legal issues that arise from volunteer participation, if it is not managed well.
Price: $89.00
Presented by Don Kramer & Karl Emerson
Charities that seek contributions nationally must typically register in 39 states and the District of Columbia before starting to solicit. Furthermore, for-profit fundraisers are also required to register and file their contracts and other documentation with many states. Since many states are increasing their enforcement efforts to ensure that charities and fundraisers are complying with initial and annual registration requirements, it's important that charities and fundraisers abide by these statutes—especially since noncompliance can result in the imposition of significant fines and penalties.
Price: $89.00
Don Kramer & Vicki Kramer
In today’s challenging times, few nonprofit organizations can afford boards that are not performing up to their potential. Yet many executive directors and individual directors express frustration with their boards.
Price: $89.00
Presented by Don Kramer
This presentation addressed the art and science of drafting bylaws. Well-written and formulated bylaws help shape power relationships within a nonprofit organization; provide unambiguous procedures to prevent disputes; and reduce the risks of litigation. Bylaws should provide answers, not raise questions.
Price: $89.00
By Don Kramer & Tish Mogan
Because most charity Form 990 tax information returns are instantly available on the Internet, they can be an organization's most important public relations document.
Price: $89.00
Don Kramer & Janice Dubler
This webinar reviewed the “top ten” employment law issues for nonprofit organizations, with tips on improving relations with employees and avoiding litigation. Janice Dubler, a partner in the employment law department of Montgomery, McCracken in Philadelphia, explains the principal employment law issues facing nonprofit employers with real world suggestions on ways to do it right.
Price: $89.00
With pressure mounting on nonprofits to consider affiliations with other organizations, this webinar is designed to help you better navigate the world of mergers, acquisitions and affiliations. Unlike the corporate world, there are no financial "matchmakers" to help nonprofits identify successful partners for a merger.
Price: $89.00
This presentation addressed legal structures, board roles and responsibilities, financial controls, personal liability, insurance, fundraising, deduction issues, record keeping, grantmaking and required governmental filings.
Price: $89.00
Whenever there is a major scandal at a charitable organization, one question almost inevitably arises: Where was the Board?
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Presented by Don Kramer and Eric Fraint
Three national sources of charity information have just published an open letter to donors confirming what most charities have known for a long time: “the percent of charity expenses that go to administrative and fundraising costs ‑ commonly referred to as ‘overhead’‑ is a poor measure of a charity’s performance.”
Price: $89.00
Presented by Don Kramer & Dan O' Meara
Certain employees of nonprofit organizations are protected by the National Labor Relations Act, even if they don’t belong to a union. And they don’t have to be seeking to establish a union to be covered.
Price: $89.00
Presented by Don Kramer, Diane Moyer and Alexa Livelsberger
Protecting children is the duty and responsibility of all adults. As nonprofit entities, you have the opportunity to craft policies and procedures that not only manage your own risk but also create a space where children are protected and child sexual abuse is prevented.
Price: $89.00
By Melanie Lockwood Herman
If you’re ever been intimidated by an onerous contract, have woken up in a cold sweat after a nightmare involving lawyers, or you’re simply determined to better understand the legal risks facing the nonprofit you serve, the cure you’ve been craving is finally available. The brand-new 200-page edition of Exposed: A Legal Field Guide for Nonprofit Executives offers a tour of the maze-like world of legal liability custom-fit for nonprofit leaders.
Price: $30.00
Listen to both of our 20 minute Ready Reference Audios for one reduced price.
Price: $14.95
Don Kramer and Charles Sterne III
Obtaining a commitment for a charitable contribution is only the first step in a charity’s obligation for stewardship of its gifts. Stewardship requires good communication with donors — and a whole lot more. There are both public relations issues and legal requirements....
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Don Kramer
Charity fundraising event planners have to worry not only about the invitation list, the menu and the program. They also have to worry about a host of legal issues that, if ignored, could turn the event into a financial and public relations disaster. This webinar will explore the top ten areas of legal concern for a charity’s annual gala dinner dance, bikathon, day in the park, or other special fundraising event.
Price: $89.00
Don Kramer
Financially squeezed nonprofits often seek to generate new revenue through new business ventures. But such efforts can carry serious legal, as well as economic, risks. This webinar will explore the unrelated business income tax (“UBIT”), how to define it, how to avoid it, and how to deal with the consequences of having “too much” of it.
Price: $89.00
Carol Weisman
Transforming Ordinary People into Fundraising Superheroes! Fundraising is a team sport. This entertaining, humorous book describes the fundraising process and how to make it work for your organization.
Price: $5.00
By the Nonprofit Risk Management Center
This publication provides a practical framework through which nonprofit CEOs, boards, and others engaged in fundraising can address the risks and pursue fundraising responsibly.
Price: $15.00
By the Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Recruiting and managing the spectrum of volunteers who bring your nonprofit’s mission to life is no easy task. Safeguarding volunteers, service recipients and the organization requires a sophisticated blend of risk taking, risk awareness and risk management.
Price: $25.00
By the Nonprofit Risk Management Center
Nonprofit organizations purchase insurance for many reasons, covering many exposures (risks), and at a wide range of prices. This book puts insurance in perspective as a risk-financing tool that is part of an overall risk management strategy.
Price: $30.00
By the Nonprofit Risk Management Center
A nonprofit organization’s building and grounds make up its facility. Responsibilities and protection differs depending on whether or not a nonprofit owns, leases, loans, rents, borrows or operates out of a home facility. Risks vary depending on the physical and mental capabilities, and ages of the service recipients.
Price: $15.00
by the Nonprofit Risk Management Center
One of the most important contributions that a nonprofit board makes to the organization’s overall risk management effort is managing its own affairs properly.
Price: $12.00
Gregory L. Colvin
Describes six models of sponsorship that have been approved and accepted by the IRS. It details how they are supposed to work and why, how they differ and how they are similar.
Price: $29.95
Ronald W. Clement
Clearly explains the mainly self-imposed limitations, and enumerates the many pluses, of open and candid communication with grant seekers as key to the process.
Price: $10.00
Jean Block
A fun, upbeat, and down-to-earth manual that walks you through the process of clarifying the roles of the board and staff.
Price: $29.95
In Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops: How to Leverage Your Annual Fund in Only Five Hours per Week, Amy Eisenstein guides you, in only five hours a week, to safely and surely meet the challenges of getting your organization ready for major gift fundraising, all the way up to that all-important ask—and beyond.
Price: $29.95
Reid Zimmerman
Reid Zimmerman shows how to address each of the errant leadership practices and management tactics revealed by the utterance of the seven deadly sayings. He expertly shows you how to prevent these oft-fatal mistakes and how to lessen the negative impact to your organization when they occur.
Price: $34.95
Susan Black
Help! They Want Me to Fundraise! A Nonprofit Fundraising Manual for Beginners is for anyone new to fundraising. Perhaps you serve as a board member or other volunteer of a nonprofit that needs to raise money. Or maybe you’re employed as the new development director or even as the executive director. It’s even possible that you worked with another organization in the past that raised money but you weren’t the one in charge. Now someone has asked you to step up to the plate and you’re not sure what this is going to require—or even if your organization is ready.
Price: $29.95
Simone Joyaux
Every organization deserves a good board and effective board members. And every board member deserves a chance to be an effective board member. But too often, things aren’t working. Board members aren’t effective – and staff aren’t helping them to be effective. Or, staff are doing all that is possible – but the board member is causing too many problems. This book tells you how to fix the situation.
Price: $24.95
Linda Lysakowski
Whether you are a “newbie” to fundraising or an experienced fundraiser concerned about shrinking funding sources, Fundraising for the GENIUS will guide you every step of the way toward fundraising success.
Price: $24.95

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