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Where Should Nonprofits Keep Operating Cash?
Nonprofits likely want cash reserves to be held risk-free and "liquid." Most bank and credit union deposits are insured to an extent, but what are the limits and what can be done to minimize risk?
Boards of directors have a fiduciary duty to ensure that the assets of a charitable nonprofit are used in support of the charitable mission, and in accordance with donors’ intent.
Strategic Planning for Nonprofits
A strategic planning process identifies how a nonprofit can best advance its mission. Part of the process is to commit to measurable goals and revisit the strategy on an ongoing basis.
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