Amanda Wallander Roberts walks us through why the logic model is a tool for a nonprofit organization that connects what we do with why we're doing it. What we're actually doing those activities to the outcomes we're anticipating. And based on that logic model, you can create an evaluation plan and really say, "Okay, for everything we think we're going to do, are we meeting those outcomes? Are we actually changing the communities in the way that we expected?" And then we can also evaluate are we implementing programs as planned? Read the full transcript by clicking here.
Welcome to season three of the Nonprofit Nuggets Podcast. This season is going to be about infrastructure and systems. You know, the things I love. I'll be talking to some friends and you get to hear their interviews spread out over time. Because as you know, we keep these things short and sweet, but for those of you who want a little bit more in depth, and you're like, I'd rather listen to them all at one time, head over to our website, we'll post those there. To view the full transcript, click here.
This is the final episode for the season, which was all about the IRS form 990 the information return for nonprofits. Throughout the season, I wanted to make sure you got a better understanding of the return and how it fits into the foundational pieces for a healthy nonprofits. To view the full transcript, click here.
This episode is about storytelling and why I prefer the IRS 990 compared to any other tax form. It's because it allows nonprofits to really highlight what they do and tell the story of what are some of your accomplishments of yours programs? This is a great time because if you remember in our episode about missions, I talked about your activities having an impact on a large community. This gets to be that time where you can talk about that, where you can say, Hey, we are now able to serve 500 people when we were only serving 250. This is when you can talk about those types of growth. Click here to view the full transcript.
This episode is specifically about the tools. So as you know, I think tools are, like you can't do it all in your head. So you need things outside of yourself to get your nonprofit going, to keep it sustainable, manageable, practical. And the 990 is one of those things. People underestimate what you can do with your 990. It is a tool. So because it is an information return, it is where a lot of funders are going to gain information about an organization, especially if you do not have your audited financial statements or any financial reports on your website. The 990 helps funders and helps outsiders understand what you're doing and it helps them compare you. I know I said last season we are not about comparison. We're not about competition, but comparisons are practical.
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The IRS wants you to highlight what's happening at the organization. So there's also a part on the form where you can talk about your activities and how much you're spending in each of the activities. So you're not just talking about ooh these people made this much money, but you're going to be able to say, listen here, you know the work we said we do, that food bank that we run this is how much money we put into it. So when you are unclear about how you're spending money, when your finances on the back end, or your financial statements are just not in order, it makes it a lot harder to reflect those priorities. Click here to read the full transcript.
This season. I want you to get a better understanding of the return and how it fits into the foundational pieces for a healthy nonprofit.
Those pieces being your mission, your priorities, your tools and storytelling. Click here to read the full transcript.
This season is all about the IRS form 990, an informational return for nonprofits. I want you to have a better understanding of the return and how it fits into the foundational pieces for a healthy nonprofit. Those pieces being mission, priorities, tools and storytelling.
For that reason, this season is brought to you by my DIY 990 clinic, which will be on April 21st at 9am MT. This clinic is for those of you who want to plan on filing your own 990 but want access to a CPA while working on the form. It's also for you if you want to set aside 90 minutes to work on the form so that you can continue to do your work in the community. Be sure to check out the link in our transcripts to learn more. What is the IRS 990? It is an informational return telling the IRS what your organization is doing yet allows for standardization across nonprofits in general. The IRS 990 is due five months and 15 days after the year end. So if you have a December 31 year-end that means yours is going to be due May 15. You can definitely file an extension.
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