PADM 6950 – Nonprofit 990 Analysis
The length of the Nonprofit 990 Analysis is 10-12 double spaced, Times New Roman 12-point font, typewritten pages. Students will need to include the appropriate cover page (name, instructor name, course name, title) and page numbers within the document. Be sure to include a reference page. Students should follow guidelines from the APA manual, 6th edition or later for in-text citations and references. When in doubt, CITE!
November 23, 2021 by 11:59 PM.
Prompt: 990 Analysis
Pick a nonprofit and analyze the latest available THREE years of IRS 990 filings.
You are encouraged to read the previous three years of the organization’s annual report. The three years need to be consecutive (i.e., 2017, 2018, 2019) and recent. If, for whatever reason, the nonprofit does not have data for three consecutive years, you will need to use the data from the most recent three years that are available.
You are expected to analyze the 990 forms as if you were a board member of the organization. You are encouraged to analyze the organization’s financial health (use tables/charts) and highlight any potential problems facing the organization. Underneath the table/chart you must include the source from which you got your data.
If you do use charts, they need to be legible. I have provided some examples below. You cannot use charts to substitute for your writing, and that means you still need to provide enough of your own analysis in the report. The charts are to be used in addition to your writing to support your findings/analysis.
How to analyze a nonprofit form 990
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