Editor’s Note

Happy summer, Avocados!

While for many, the season represents outdoor barbeques and long vacations, we in the world of not-for-profit know that summer is no time for ease. Fiscal years may have just begun, and that means a whole new set of strategic goals to get underway. As we learned from our last issue, having a good strategic plan can help with this process, but there's still lots of work to do.

Planning for the future when that future feels uncertain can be stressful. We understand. But we've been trying to set aside fears and focus instead on what we can do, like bring you another terrific installment of Blue Avocado. After all, if you don't have assurance, at least you have good information.

And what good information it is! This issue tackles sticky questions, like whether or not your boss can make you donate to your nonprofit, and asks you to weigh in on who really owns a 501(c)(3) anyway?

We'll follow up on our funding focus from our April issue and look at some ways that your organization can begin to increase accessibility with limited resources. I often get questions from people asking about what to consider before they join a board, and our resident expert, Ron Kratofil will provide a useful guide to prevent BOD pitfalls.

We'll share our partner organization, Your Part-time Comptroller's ideas about user-centered design and feature another great leader in our nonprofit spotlight. Finally, we'll share practical tips for making your organization more ADA compliant on any budget.

As always, we want to hear from you!

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