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The spring issue of Dugan & Lopatka's Solutions for Nonprofits newsletter is now available!  This issue includes articles of interest to nonprofit organizations on lobbying activities of charitable organizations; the tax implications for charities and donors in using the bitcoin virtual currency; assisting nonprofits implement the new nonprofit accounting framework; nonprofit websites of interest; and an introduction of Imran Safvi as the newest member of our Audit & Review Department.  If you wish to receive a copy of this issue either in print or electronically, please reach out to Dugan & Lopatka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

  • Watchdog organizations often determine the effectiveness and efficiency of a nonprofit using various ratios and metrics. The four most common metrics are: program expense, administrative expense, fundraising expense, and fundraising efficiency.

  • Internal controls are not a subject that nonprofits can ignore. With an internal control system, you are not just protecting your assets, you are protecting your public image and reputation. Organizations that are tax exempt are often held to a higher code of ethics and, thus, are hurt more when fraud has been committed.

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By Dugan Lopatka - Accountants for Midsize Businesses in Chicago:  CPAs for Small Businesses

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