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Assessing a Nonprofit’s Financial Health: Understanding Form 990’s


The Internal Revenue Service requires 501(c)  nonprofit organizations to file a “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax” on Form 990.  Prepared annually, form 990s can provide local agencies considering collaborations with nonprofits a sense of a given nonprofit’s financial health and governance practices.

Institute Guide Available

What should a local agency look for in reviewing a nonprofit’s 990?  The guide at right offers some ideas. 

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Where to Find a Particular Organization’s 990 and Other Information


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