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Tuesday
May232017

The best approach to your business model? Personalize It.

If your organization’s approach to how you conduct business — and specifically how you generate revenue — could be described as either “more of the same” or “just like everyone’s doing it,” you may have a serious blind spot.

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Monday
May082017

What Mick Jagger Can Teach You About Business and Branding

Recently I was in Chicago for a conference on consulting and spent an evening at “The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism delivered by DHL” at the Navy Pier. Whether you’re a business or nonprofit executive here’s what Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie, along with a host of collaborators, can teach you.

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Monday
Apr242017

Legalities of Earned Revenue: What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know

In a recent survey of nonprofit leaders about earned revenue, 17 percent said understanding the risks and legal issues was important to them. To clear up confusion and provide insights, I turned to my friend and colleague, nonprofit attorney Morgen Cheshire and founder of Cheshire Law Group in Philadelphia to guide us.

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Monday
Apr172017

A Lesson on Lessening Earned Income Tax Liability

An important member of your advisory team on earned revenue is your accountant or auditor whose ideas and counsel can save you surprises at tax time. For insights about tax and other planning issues, Gail Bower turned to colleague Bruce W. Braunewell, Principal at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP.

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Monday
Apr032017

Nonprofit Earned Income: Your Questions Answered

Hundreds of nonprofit leaders across the country shared important questions they had about earned revenue and how this source could be of benefit to their organizations, supplementing less reliable philanthropic revenue. During a webinar on earned revenue I presented last week, I answered many of these questions, but there were still lots of good ones that remained unanswered. This post, along with a Guide to Earned Income I compiled, attempts to answer more.

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