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Whether your're an environmental organization raising funds for a lawsuit or a community group needing new equipment, you may want to sell something to raise money.

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Is your organization pursuing planned gifts?  It should be. Research suggests that the average planned gift in the United States falls between $35,000 and $70,000 -- and the amount may increase with more Baby Boomers moving into retirement. Yet many not-for-profits, especially small and medium-sized organizations, lack formal planned giving programs.

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Your organization probably spends vast amounts of time and money producing direct mail campaigns to raise funds. Those costs are justified  if you get the response you're seeking.

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Part of a good management structure means that key leaders not only get the job done but they also encourage staff members and volunteers.
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Embezzlement by employees can take many forms -- from the simple use of a company credit card to buy inexpensive personal items to complex check forging schemes that result in massive losses.
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Debt is an integral part of the strategic plans of many organizations, yet it has traditionally carried a stigma in the not-for-profit industry.
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Internal fraud drains more than $3.7 trillion annually from global businesses, according to recent estimates, and not-for-profit organizations are not exempt.
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Games of chance like bingo and raffles are often synonymous with tax-exempt organizations. However, the income from such "gaming" activities operated by charities is not automatically tax-free. The IRS has provided more insight into the key rules in this area in its Publication 3079, Tax-Exempt Organizations and Gaming.

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It doesn't happen often, but sometimes not-for-profit organizations merge or are incorporated into one another. For example, your not-for-profit may be contemplating an acquisition of a smaller organization or perhaps you may be merged into a larger organization. In either event, this represents a significant change for managers both personally and professionally.

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Does your organization have "A Donor Bill of Rights?" This set of standards was created by the American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel (AAFRC), along with other philanthropic associations.* Many not-for-profit groups  endorse these standards and state in their literature that they will adhere to them.

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