#4. Re: NFP Investments ( Professor Follow-up)
Why are NFP’s investments treated differently and why would they be more scrutinized when compared to private companies?
#5. State Regulation (Student Post)
I had no idea that some states look out for the public when it comes to not-for-profit organizations. “there are some common methods used by states and sometimes adopted by local governments to ensure that the public good is protected as NFPs solicit charitable contributions and conduct business.” I love that the local governments help keep the public safe from fraud or misuse of charities. I know some places around my area get aggressive sometimes with advertisements. For example, our senior center is always sending out ads in the mail that talk about donating for meals on wheels. It starts out nice, and then the ads come more often and they’re definitely playing the guilt trip method where they say because of lack of donors several elderly people won’t have a meal. I just got one in the mail last week! I guess they will do anything to get donations.
#6. Re: NFP Revenue ( Professor Follow-Up)
Class, what other ways can large organizations like Make a Wish Foundation raise and receive money? Do you believe that NFP organizations have taken advantage of Social Media?
#7. Organizational forms (Student Post)
In illustration 13-1 it breaks down the for profit and not for profit organizational chart. For profit consists of businesses that are either privately held or publicly held. Not for profit consists of non-governmental and Governmental. The nongovernmental has tax exempt organizations and taxable organizations. The governmental has general purpose and special purpose statuses.
Lowensohn, S., Reck, J., & Wilson, E. (2015). Accounting for Governmental & Nonprofit Entities. (17th ed.). Retrieved from University of Phoenix eBook Collection
#8. Re: NFP Revenue (Student Response Post)
The Wounded Warrior Project raises the majority of its revenue through contributions without donor restrictions. Where pledges are promises to give, a contribution is a direct transfer of cash or other assets. Contributions are recorded as the time of occurrence and are categorized as support, while pledges are not recorded until the qualifications of an unconditional promise are met such as through a written document, partial payment, or public announcement.
Exchange transactions differ because each party is perceived to receive a tangible benefit, whereas a contribution is qualified by its voluntary and nonreciprocal nature. Exchange transactions are recorded as revenues like typical business transactions, when the exchange occurs, such as the sale of goods and services.
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