Nonprofit Accounting Basics

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Retooling Your Financial Reserves – September 22, 2014

How Much Profit Does a Nonprofit Need? – Nonprofit Quarterly, Woods Bowman, December 16, 2013

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Operating website sponsored by the Greater Washington Society of CPAs Educational Foundation, November 2009

Washington-Area Nonprofit Operating Reserves – Amy S. Blackwood & Thomas H. Pollak, July 2009

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The Grasshopper or the Ant: A Review of Endowment Giving Policy Options By Russell Willis Taylor, CEO, National Arts Strategies, for the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, 2006

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