Nonprofits: How to invest in an investment advisor

You may think that only large, well-endowed not-for-profits require the advice of an investment manager. But even smaller nonprofits with modest endowments — particularly smaller nonprofits that don’t have in-house financial expertise — can benefit from hiring an investment professional. Finding qualified candidates Finding the right investment consultant for your organization starts with identifying a

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4 tough questions to ask about your sales department

Among the fastest ways for a business to fail is because of mismanagement or malfeasance by ownership. On the other hand, among the slowest ways is an ineffective or dysfunctional sales department. Companies suffering from this malady may maintain just enough sales to stay afloat for a while, but eventually they go under because they

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Taking distributions from your traditional IRA

If you’re like many people, you’ve worked hard to accumulate a large nest egg in your traditional IRA (including a SEP-IRA). It’s even more critical to carefully plan for withdrawals from these retirement-savings vehicles. Knowing the fine points of the IRA distribution rules can make a significant difference in how much you and your family

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Should you elect S corporation status?

Operating a business as an S corporation may provide many advantages, including limited liability for owners and no double taxation (at least at the federal level). Self-employed people may also be able to lower their exposure to Social Security and Medicare taxes if they structure their businesses as S corps for federal tax purposes. But

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4 strategies to attract and retain female talent at your firm

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3 steps to prep for the new EBP audit standard

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8 cybersecurity resources you literally need right now

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4 ways to get your firm beach-ready this summer

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5 principles for evolving CPA licensure

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To make the most of social media, just “listen”

How well do you listen to your not-for-profit’s supporters? If you don’t engage in “social listening,” your efforts may not be good enough. This marketing communications strategy is popular with for-profit companies, but can just as easily help nonprofits attract and retain donors, volunteers and members. Social media monitoring Social listening starts with monitoring social

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