As I have gotten older, like most people, I have gained a few pounds. Looking to become healthier, I eagerly read Younger Next Year by Chris Crowley. While reading this book, I learned a lot and since then have changed my diet, exercise regularly and have lost 18 pounds (and counting!).
Compelling cultures have a common ingredient. Trust. It characterizes who they are and what they do. This single ingredient propels them to be bigger, better, faster, and stronger. They win more opportunities, deal with less distractions, and enjoy more of what Jim Collins calls “luck events.” Trust was once considered a “soft” part of business. Now, it is a necessary component of sustainable growth.
Since a lot of our team worked from home last week due to weather, we decided to have some snow day fun! ❄️ B&M team members shared pictures of their WFH Co-Workers and we are still soaking up all the cuteness! Who would you want to work with?
“Your morning routine generates a 10x return for good or for bad. Make it good.”
- Todd Stocker (Becoming the Fulfilled Leader)
It's in the Brixey & Meyer DNA to give back to communities in which we serve. Every year we identify organizations that our team can partner with in order to fulfill our desires to give back. We closed all three offices and our team headed out to serve and spend time with one another. This year, our annual day of giving was spent in Cincinnati where we had stations set up benefiting multiple organizations.
The IRS recently issued further guidance on the employee retention credit. This includes guidance for employers who pay qualified wages after June 30, 2021, and before January 1, 2022, and guidance on miscellaneous issues that apply to the employee retention credit in both 2020 and 2021. Additionally, the IRS issued a safe harbor allowing employers to exclude certain items from their gross receipts solely for determining eligibility for the employee retention credit.
Notice 2021-49 addresses changes made by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to the employee retention credit that apply to the third and fourth quarters of 2021.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains a business relief provision known as the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), a refundable payroll tax credit for “qualified wages” paid to retained full-time employees from March 13, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2020. The purpose of the ERC was to encourage employers to keep employees on the payroll, even if they were not working during the covered, COVID-19, period.
By Robby Vanrijkel
COVID-19, the economy and political shifts have resulted in tumultuous times for many nonprofits. Organizational resilience depends heavily on securing funding, and organizations are seeking out new ways to engage with donors to ensure they have the resources needed to continue their missions. Successful nonprofits understand that maintaining these relationships is imperative for the survival and continued growth of their organizations.
By Michael Ward
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nonprofits in dramatically different ways, with some organizations scrambling to meet rapidly rising demand and others shrinking to survive the ongoing crisis. Whether an organization’s situation has been one of boom, bust or somewhere in between, scalability is a universal asset in a global pandemic.