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17th of September 2018

IRS: Remaining estimated tax payments due Sept. 17; then January 15th

With tax reform bringing major changes for the current tax year, the Internal Revenue Service today reminded small businesses, self-employed individuals, retirees, investors and others who need to pay their taxes quarterly that the third estimated tax payment for 2018 is due on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. The fourth and final payment for 2018 is […]


6th of September 2018

September is Compliance Month in the Nonprofit Utopia Community

September is Compliance Month for the Nonprofit Utopia community. In the runup to #GivingTuesday, we want to make sure that no member of Nonprofit Utopia is in a position in which his/her organization has successfully executed a year-end social media fundraising campaign, but can’t collect because their paperwork is not in order.  We are devoting the month […]


22nd of August 2018

Nonprofit Utopia is Committed to Helping Our Members Succeed on #GivingTuesday

We Will Answer Your Questions The Nonprofit Utopia community is totally committed to your success in developing and implementing your #GivingTuesday campaigns.  As a member of the Nonprofit Utopia community, you are more than welcome to post questions and comments and share strategies and you are using to ensure your success. You can even post […]


What You Should Be Doing Right Now To Prepare for #GivingTuesday and #ILGive

It’s August, 2018, and #GivingTuesday is November 27th. What should you be doing right now to ensure that your campaign is successful?  Here is a timeline of recommended activities from the Complete Toolkit published by #GivingTuesday.  Visit the GivingTuesday website to register  for #GivingTuesday and to download the toolkit and other valuable resources.  If you are an […]


Register For #GivingTuesday And #ILGive

Although #GivingTuesday is not until November 27th this year, there are a number of things we should be doing right now to get ready.  I will be making a series of posts in the community about #GivingTuesday and #ILGive from now until November 27th.  This first article is an introduction to #GivingTuesday and #ILGive. Please, […]


What is the Sharing Economy and is it Taxable?

If you use one of the many online platforms available to rent a spare bedroom, provide car rides, or to connect and provide a number of other goods or services, you’re involved in what is sometimes called the sharing economy. An emerging area of activity in the past few years, the sharing economy has changed […]


Thought Leadership: The Often Overlooked Strategy to Build Organizational Capacity

When we talk about nonprofit capacity building, we typically refer to ways we can strengthen our organizations’ leaders and internal systems so that we can make a stronger impact to our clients and communities. We usually look at factors like board development, human resource development, financial management, networking ability, impact, and program management. What about […]


Nonprofit Utopia Launches on Mighty Networks

Nonprofit Utopia  recently launched as a community of emerging nonprofit leaders, designed to provide a safe environment in which members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources. Mighty Networks is a professional networking platform that provides a safe alternative to Facebook and LinkedIn groups. “Baby […]


Transformation: Making The Electric Grid Smart

When a violent windstorm struck the Chicago area in July 2011, it left a lot of destruction in its wake – and 904,000 ComEd customers without power. The energy company struggled to respond effectively. “It was a wakeup call for both us and decisionmakers that something very significant had to change,” said Sheila Owens, vice […]


1st of August 2018

New restaurant open on Paseo Boricua: El Faro Caribbean Seafood Restaurant & Bar

Come and join us! We are the newest restaurant on Paseo Boricua in W. Division bringing Puerto Rico’s seafood, cocktails and the Best Puerto Rican’s typical plate the stuffed mofongo to the city of Chicago’s community. Follow us on Facebook for more info. And reviews. For carry out service call us at 773-661-6496