#OwnYourOwnCosts

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As nonprofits look ahead to July, remember that it isn’t just the season for fireworks and barbecues. It’s also the time when many nonprofits will enter new or renewed contracts and grant agreements with governments.

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: Overtime, Overhead, Government-Nonprofit Contracting, Indirect Costs
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In March, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits collaborated with the Minneapolis-based Nonprofits Assistance Fund to co-host a conference on financial sustainability for nonprofits. The conference was a sell-out.

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: Overhead, Core Support
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You may be familiar with the National Council of Nonprofits’ role as a trendspotter for charitable nonprofits, including annual rundowns of...

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: Trends, Fundraising, Mobile, Advocacy
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With data gathered from the Nonprofit Finance Fund showing that - for the past seven years – increasing demands on nonprofits outpace their ability to provide services to meet the demands, every board member should be raising the question, “...

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts, Advocacy, Overhead
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For the past 7 years, the Nonprofit Finance Fund has surveyed nonprofits to learn about their financial health.

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: Stand for Your Mission, Full Costs, Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform, Indirect Costs, Demand for Services
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This article originally appeared in the February 2015 GuideStar Newsletter.

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance, Overhead, Government-Nonprofit Contracting Reform
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Since new rules for government grants and contracts became effective in late December, traditional publications and the blogosphere have come alive with the news...

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: OMB Uniform Guidance, Overhead, Philanthropy
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To supplement our list of Nonprofit Trends to Watch in 2015, this post offers context for the top trends and shares...

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: Trends

While we wish we could just wave a wand, magical thinking won’t stop those who rate and rank nonprofits by focusing on the cost of a nonprofit’s operations. So what can nonprofits do to shake off this aversion to costs?

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts, Financial Management, Overhead

It’s an undeniable fact: Spending on “overhead” is needed to accomplish your work.

Categories: #OwnYourOwnCosts
Tags: #OwnYourOwnCosts, Overhead

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