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Updates to the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices

In late February 2015 the Independent Sector released its updates to the Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practices, a set of 33 principles that guide self-governance for nonprofit organizations and foundations.  The 2015 edition is the first time these principles have been significantly updated since they were initially released in 2007. 

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Nonprofit Healthcare: Looking Ahead to 2018 and the Cadillac Tax

Beginning in 2018, organizations that provide high-cost employer-sponsored healthcare to employees will be required to pay a non-deductible excise tax, dubbed the “Cadillac tax.”  Organizations that afford more than $10,200 per individual and $27,500 per family for employee healthcare will be taxed 40% of the overage amount (pre-tax employer contributions to HRAs, HSAa, FSAs, and MSAs are included). By 2018, the American Health Policy Institute predicts that 38% of large employers (with more than 1000 employees) will have to pay the tax, and 17% of all businesses in the US will be responsible for payment.

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Corporate Healthcare: Final IRS Forms for Reporting Healthcare Coverage are Released

While healthcare coverage reporting isn’t mandatory for applicable large employee (ALE) members until 2016 (for the 2015 tax year), many organizations want to get a jump start on identifying exactly what that reporting will look like for future returns.  As such, the IRS has finalized forms 1094-C and 1095-C, which can be filed on a voluntary basis for 2014 tax returns.

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Leverage Social Media Effectively

Keeping up with social media is a key aspect of marketing for nonprofits. But it can also be an overwhelming task considering how quickly new social media outlets come on board and how much information passes through them each day. 

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Top Ten 2015 Nonprofit Conferences

We’re already a month into the new year, and you’re looking for new information to improve the performance of your nonprofit: Are you considering alternate marketing strategies? Interested in learning about a recent piece of software or technology? Or is there a certain segment of the philanthropic population you just can’t seem to crack? Here, in chronological order, are suggestions for some of the top conferences in the United States for nonprofits to gather, exchange information, and generally up their game in 2015:

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Nonprofit News: Federal, State, and Local Governments Are Now Required to Pay Overhead Costs Incurred By Nonprofits

New rules from the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) now require all levels of government – federal, state, and local – to reimburse non-profits for “reasonable” overhead and administrative costs incurred while working on government projects. The new rules, called the Uniform Guidance, took effect on December 26, 2014 and apply to any projects that are funded wholly or partially through government funds.

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Is your nonprofit ready for 2015?

 The new year is a good time to think through processes, objectives and goals for for-profits and nonprofits alike. Here are some items to think about as we head into the new year. 

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A Quick Guide to AmazonSmile

Last fall Amazon launched AmazonSmile, a program that allows shoppers to choose their favorite nonprofit organization, and then Amazon donates 0.05% of the purchase to the chosen organization. For more information on the program, click here.

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Dan Pallotta's TED Talk: The Way We Think about Charity is Dead Wrong

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Box Offers 10 Free Licenses to Charitable Nonprofit Organizations

Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure, scalable content-sharing platform for over 10 million users. Box's dynamic, flexible content management solution lets users access and share content from anywhere, on any device – while providing IT visibility into how content moves within their organizations and beyond. Content on Box can be accessed through desktops, laptops, phones, tablets … and extended to Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. 
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