Many nonprofits still file their IRS Form 990 as a paper form. This creates a considerable lag between when the form is filed and when the form becomes available to the public. Subsequently, this makes it difficult for the public to get up to date information on the nonprofit and the industry. [read more]
It’s not uncommon for a staff member to want to serve as an unpaid volunteer at your ministry, especially if they really see ministry happening. In some cases this willing staff volunteers to work “off the clock” or sign up for traditional volunteer roles. But what seems to be a great gesture and good use of someone who knows your ministry well can easily become a very sticky issue, putting your ministry at risk. [read more]
Ministry frequently occurs outside our borders, which often means that money must be moved internationally. [read more]
Here’s another reminder of our recovering economy. Giving USA reported that donations from individuals increased 4% in 2012. Religious nonprofits received 32% of all donations to nonprofits.
However, not all appears rosy. For example, when adjusted for inflation, giving only increased 1.5%, and overall giving to religious nonprofits was down 2%. And giving still hasn’t come back to 2007 levels. [read more]