Pros and Cons of Using Form 1023-EZ for Starting a Nonprofit

In 2014, the IRS released the 1023-EZ, giving small nonprofits a streamlined - and less expensive - way of applying for tax-exempt status. There has been much criticism of the form and some indicators that less-than-authentic organizations have used it to gain tax-exempt status. This article looks at the good and the bad of this option.

Post date: December 10, 2019

NH Nonprofit Data - In Brief 2019

The Center released the a new report in August 2019, entitled New Hampshire’s Nonprofit Sector in Brief which focuses on the 6,547 charitable nonprofits located in New Hampshire and their economic impact within the state.

Post date: October 25, 2019

The Evolution of Your Board and Your Nonprofit

Rick Szilagyi of Lexian Management Associates describes how a nonprofit board evolves alongside the organization using the nonprofit lifecycle model.

Post date: July 11, 2019

Facebook Basics for Social Media Management: Profiles and Pages and Groups, Oh My!

Lauriane Lebrun of Lexian Management Associates explains the various kinds of pages and groups on Facebook and how you might want to use them for your organization.

Post date: July 11, 2019

How Committees Can Help Prevent Volunteer Burnout

Rick Szilagyi and Lauriane Lebrun of Lexian Management Associates share their framework for volunteer committees that work well without burning out.

Post date: July 10, 2019

Cause Marketing Compliance

"Cause marketing" can be a win-win for both parties—nonprofit and for-profit—but only if each sides does due dilligence to ensure that any and all legal requirements are met.

Post date: February 26, 2018

The ABC's of Forming Your 501(c)(3)

Watch a free recorded webinar from Harbor Compliance and Foundation Center on the process of starting a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Post date: January 19, 2018

Common Impact's Skills-Based Volunteering Toolkit

Since 2000, Common Impact has supported nonprofits in effectively utilizing skills-based volunteering to build internal capacity to better serve the community. With this knowledge, they have developed this toolkit to equip nonprofits with the resources and best practices to engage in successful pro bono projects. 

Post date: November 27, 2017

Charitable Solicitation Registration - Navigating the Complexities

Harbor Compliance and Charity Navigator have released Charitable Solicitation Registration: Navigating the Complexities, a guide to help nonprofits of all sizes meet state and federal regulations governing fundraising.

Post date: November 13, 2017

2017 New Hampshire Skilled Volunteer Report

Executive Service Corps' (now Empower Success Corps Northern New England) 2017 New Hampshire Skilled Volunteer Report, based on a survey of nearly 700 volunteers, identifies some discrepancies between what's currently being done and what's possible with NH's volunteer population.

Post date: October 24, 2017

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