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Earlier this summer, I read an interesting article in Parade magazine called, “Secrets to Living to 100.”  I was struck by the tips that the article offered. Some of the tips were the kinds of things you’d definitely expect on such a list, like “eat less,” “exercise 45 minutes a day,” and “stimulate your brain.”  […]

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By Amy Coates Madsen and Henry Bogdan The “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security” (or “CARES”) Act established what is called an “above the line” charitable deduction of $300 to stimulate charitable giving in response to the pandemic.[1] Reductions to income taken “above the line” benefit taxpayers using the standard deduction. The 2017 tax bill […]

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With so many nonprofits cancelling, postponing, or moving their big annual celebrations, galas, graduations, and fundraisers, not only are nonprofits seeking new opportunities for revenue generation, they may have also missed out on their annual volunteer appreciation celebrations. Did your organization take your regular volunteer appreciation event or celebration off the schedule for this year? […]

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I am an avid newspaper reader. For more than 25 years, I’ve been grateful for the opportunity to catch up on the news of the day from my own home without a computer screen! I’ve been interested in following so many different headlines and stories these days and I’m especially enthusiastic about the now growing […]

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We have developed a number of resources to help your organization navigate the various challenging aspects of life in the time of COVID-19. These include information about COVID-19, legislation relating to workplace safety and employee benefits, and guides to operating remotely and equitably in the midst of uncertainty. We are doing our best to keep […]

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We have had to adopt so many new important daily practices to stay safe and healthy in the midst of the pandemic: social distancing, wearing masks, staying at home, keeping up with the number of infections, are just a few. At my house, we have also been focused on keeping up with friends and loved ones, baking […]

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