When change occurs, there are always winners and losers. With the new tax reform signed into law recently, many articles have been written about the anticipated impact these changes will have on individuals and businesses. However, the impact tax reform may have on nonprofit organizations has received limited media focus. Reform may directly impact the charitable contributions of millions of taxpayers. With tax incentives to donate most likely diminished, nonprofits may struggle to find alternative ways to replace financial support. Let’s look at these major changes that could discourage charitable giving: (more…)
Generally, summer months are busy for most nonprofit organizations, with the year-end financial close and preparation for the annual audit process. Through this process, the Organization’s finance and accounting teams are working to demonstrate to external parties their compliance with internal processes and controls and laws and regulations. To better ensure the Organization’s compliance, the Audit Committee provides assistance to the Board of Directors in the oversight of these activities.
There are a lot of wonderful events happening during the spring in Silicon Valley. One event that has raised a lot of interest in the nonprofit communities over the past three years is “Silicon Valley Gives.” Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, this one day, 24-hour online fundraising event matches local nonprofit organizations with individual donors in a single donation platform. In addition to attracting funds contributed by individual donors to their nonprofit organization of choice participating at the event, nonprofit organizations are also eligible to receive matching grants and prize grants sponsored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and various other sponsors on this special day. With over $3 million in available grants and prizes, is your organization poised to take a piece of the pie? (more…)