David P. McClure is a technologist and business consultant whose career has included eight years with the NASA Space Shuttle Program and assignments in marketing, environmental services, software publishing and broadband. He founded the US Internet Industry Association, the nation's primary trade association for Internet and broadband companies. In 2004 he was awarded a Cornerstone Award for leadership in the broadband industry. In the same year, he was named to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Corporation, the non-profit corporation that oversees the nation's $8 billion universal service telecommunications fund. His areas of expertise include software management, strategic and market planning, global technology policy and technology audits. He is the author of more than 100 white papers on business management, technology, customer service and strategic planning.
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Special Report: Fund Accounting, The Cloud and Accountability
The Internal Revenue Service estimates that there are more than 1.5 million organizations in the United States that qualify as tax-exempt under Section 501(c) of the US Tax Code. That’s a decline of some 22 percent over 2010 levels, and despite a recent increase in applications for some types of tax-exempt entities, it is clear that the challenges facing Nonprofit organizations are intensifying.
- 42% of survey respondents report that they do not have the right mix of financial resources to thrive and be effective in the next 3 years.
- 1 in 4 nonprofits has 30 days or less cash-on-hand.
- Over the next twelve months, 39% plan to change the main ways they raise and spend money.
- 23% will seek funding other than grants or contracts, such as loans or investments.