Jitasa Nonprofit Blog

Accounting Game Celebrates Youth Achievements

At the end of October, the American Institute of CPAs announced winners of the 2018 Bank On It tournament, which took place throughout the year at industry conferences nationwide. The game, which takes place online, offers students questions about the basics of accounting. The game also provides real-world scenarios that...

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How to Craft a Nonprofit Vision Statement

If you’re running an organization, writing down the finer details of your operation may not be top priority. Sure, you’ve talked about them, run them by the board, and framed the sticky notes where they were originally recorded for the sake of posterity--but refining them and putting them on your...

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Explore Your Options: D&O Insurance

If you’re new to the nonprofit world or work just outside of it, you may be unfamiliar with the various types of insurance offered to protect such organizations. From general liability to workers compensation, these policies work to ensure that nonprofits are able to dedicate as much time and resources...

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When Two Become One: Nonprofit Collaborations, Mergers, and Acquisitions

When money gets tight for nonprofit organizations, it can be difficult to identify a path forward. Rather than shut down, many organizations search for ways to continue to offer service, while cutting expenses. Although organizations never want to face the reality of diminished funding, it certainly crosses the minds of...

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A Cautionary Tale of Felony Embezzlement: What You Can Do

Last month, a California woman was charged with felony embezzlement for stealing money from a nonprofit founded with the intent of supporting agricultural education at Nipomo High School. The woman, Chandra D. Mehlschau, diverted money over the course of a year--as much as $20,000, board members report.

The woman served as...

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