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Performance measurement: ‘Super metrics’ can prove your nonprofit’s effectiveness

May 12, 2017

Everyone, it might seem, wants to know how effectively your nonprofit is fulfilling its mission and running its operation. Outcome measurement — essentially a way to determine the impact of a program or activity — can provide interested parties with proof that you’re doing your job well. Unlike traditional measurements, such as number of clients served or amount of donations received, these “super metrics” allow an organization to assess whether a program is achieving its intended results.

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A donation’s a donation… except when it’s a gift in kind

May 12, 2017

Some supporters give your nonprofit money, others give goods and still others give intangibles, such as use of a facility for a fundraiser. A donation’s a donation, right? Not quite. Under certain circumstances, gifts in kind and donations of services must be recorded and recognized at year end as revenue, expenses or assets. Here’s what you need to do when your nonprofit receives one of these gifts.

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