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Navigating Multi-State Registration for Nonprofits: A Must for Legal Donation Acceptance

For nonprofits looking to expand their fundraising efforts across state lines, understanding and complying with multi-state registration requirements is crucial. Unlike commercial enterprises, nonprofits that solicit donations may be subject to a different set of...

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The Future of Nonprofit Compliance - Trends and Predictions

In the rapidly evolving landscape of nonprofit operations, staying ahead of compliance requirements is more crucial than ever. As we navigate through legislative shifts, technological advancements, and changing societal expectations, the domain of nonprofit compliance is...

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The Connection Between Compliance and Donor Confidence - Boosting Trust Through Transparency

In the philanthropic sector, the relationship between a nonprofit and its donors is built on a foundation of trust. This trust is not just about believing in the organization's mission; it's also about trusting that the organization manages its operations and finances...

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The Importance of Maintaining Compliance as a Nonprofit Organization

Running a nonprofit organization is a noble endeavor, but it comes with a set of challenges, particularly in compliance with various regulations and laws. The significance of maintaining compliance cannot be overstated, as it ensures the lawful and effective operation of...

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Avoiding Legal Pitfalls When Working with Volunteers

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofit organizations. Their dedication, time, and energy often make the difference in achieving an organization's mission. However, as much as they are a blessing, working with volunteers can also bring about legal challenges. While...

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Understanding IRS Form 990: A Comprehensive Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

As an organization committed to philanthropy, your intention and effort transform lives and build communities. However, just as crucial to your mission is embracing the administrative reality of operating a nonprofit: compliance with IRS regulations. A key element of this...

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Navigating State Fundraising Regulations: Ensuring Compliance for the Holiday Season and Beyond

As the holiday season approaches, nonprofit organizations are gearing up for their largest fundraising opportunity of the year. However, it's important to remember that fundraising activities are subject to state regulations that vary from one state to another. Navigating...

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Common Compliance Issues for Nonprofits: How to Address Them

For nonprofit organizations, maintaining compliance with regulations and laws is crucial. However, the complex landscape of compliance requirements can sometimes lead to unintentional violations. In this blog post, we will outline some of the most common compliance issues...

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Staying Up to Date on Nonprofit Compliance: Navigating the Ever-Changing Landscape

The world of nonprofit organizations is complex, with an intricate weave of laws and regulations that govern the sector. These rules aren't static; they continuously evolve to reflect societal changes, economic circumstances, and the nonprofit environment. This dynamic...

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The Role of Technology in Nonprofit Compliance

Maintaining compliance is an essential part of running a nonprofit organization. Whether it's adhering to state fundraising regulations or filing the correct forms with the IRS, nonprofit leaders have a lot of regulatory requirements to keep track of. Fortunately,...

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How Nonprofit Organizations Can Be Successful In Their Fundraising Efforts In 2023 Using AI

Fundraising is a crucial part of any nonprofit organization's success. With the help of artificial intelligence (AI), nonprofits can enhance their fundraising strategies and increase their success rate in 2023. Here are some ways nonprofit organizations can use AI to boost...

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How Nonprofit Organizations Can Benefit From Corporate Giving Programs

Nonprofit organizations can benefit greatly from corporate giving programs. Corporate giving programs are philanthropic initiatives that corporations undertake to support causes and organizations that align with their values and goals. By partnering with corporations,...

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Setting Your Nonprofit Up For Success In 2023

Setting a non-profit up for success in 2023 requires careful planning and execution. Although this might not be at the top of your to-do list, you should make it a priority. First, review your mission statement and the goals of your organization. This will help guide...

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Subscriptions & Recurring Giving - Can Nonprofits Use This Model?

Subscription programs have taken the business world by storm. Taking a new customer and signing them up for monthly shipments and services is a genius business model. Every month, revenue is generated with one sign up! Everything from boxed meal kits, clothing, makeup, and...

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How Nonprofit Organizations Can Have A Strong Company Culture That Backs Compliance

Compliance for a nonprofit organization is key to success. As leaders in this crowded and sometimes frustrating world of red tape and piles of paperwork, it takes a back seat to other daily duties and responsibilities. That said, it must be priority number one. Even though...

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Staying Compliant - A Nonprofit Checklist

There are many rules, regulations and documents that nonprofit organizations must follow to keep their tax-exempt status. As a nonprofit leader, compliance might take the back seat to other responsibilities like fundraising, generating volunteers and spreading the word...

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Why Good Community Engagement Will Ensure a Nonprofit's Success

Whether you call it networking, community engagement, or relationship building, getting out into the community is the key to success for your nonprofit. One of our colleagues once said, "Networking is an investment in your nonprofit." The more ways you spread the great work...

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7 Tips for Nonprofits Getting Ready for End of Fiscal Year

The end of the fiscal year is fast approaching. What can your organization do to prepare? Let's take a look at a few tips to close out the current year and prepare for the next one. 1. Review your budget and make sure you have enough money to cover expenses...

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5 Tips To Nurture and Build Relationships with Volunteers and Donors

There's a delicate balance to maintaining healthy relationships with non-profit volunteers and donors. You need their help and they want to help. But you also don't want to become a nuisance; you don't want to ask too much. Building trust can remove much of the hesitation...

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The Future of Fundraising

The nonprofit sector is constantly evolving, and the way organizations fundraise is no exception. In order to stay ahead of the curve, it's important to know what trends to expect in the coming years. So, what does the future of fundraising look like?  You might be...

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Top Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2022

If we have learned anything from the last two years, it is all about the pivot from in-person everything to digital everything. That includes fundraising. Now that we are getting back to a new normal, even though we can meet in person and have personal connections, the...

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How Cause Marketing Can Raise More Money Than Traditional Fundraising Campaigns

Everyone wants to know that their money is going to something special. That's what cause marketing is about. Cause marketing is a way for commercial companies to help nonprofit organizations meet their fundraising goals. Let's take a look at how charities can benefit from...

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How to Develop a Relationship With Your Donors to Get More Donations

One of the keys to a successful nonprofit is nurturing and building strong relationships. As nonprofit leaders, we understand how important our volunteers, supporters, and especially our donors are to our organization. Take a look at five tips to start building and growing...

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August 17 is National Nonprofit Day!

Get ready, get set, celebrate! August 17 is National Nonprofit Day, a day set aside to showcase and recognize all the ways nonprofit organizations make a major difference in our lives. Get this 2020, Americans donated a total of $471 billion dollars to...

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Staying Compliant With State Laws When Running Your Nonprofit

Non-profit organizations need to be more conscientious than ever about laws and regulations. There are over 40 states with laws governing how organizations can solicit for contributions. It can be difficult for organizations operating on an inter-state or national level to...

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How To Make Your Guests Feel Comfortable Attending In-Person Events Again

According to the CDC, it's time to slowly return to normal. Vaccines are going out, the pandemic is waning, and people are ready to start interacting in-person once again. But while this is great news for organizations that rely on fundraising, it's also a very delicate...

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Tips for Nonprofits for Bringing Back Staff & Volunteers Post-Covid

With the vaccine rollout for the COVID-19 showing significant promise, businesses are opening back up. For nonprofits, this means bringing staff back into the workplace and gathering volunteers in a safe, practical way. When face-to-face interactions are the reason your...

Tips to Spring Clean Your Nonprofit

It's spring-cleaning time! But before you turn your eyes to the attic, you might want to consider your nonprofit organization. Spring is when everything starts kicking into gear, and it's a good time to reassess your strategies and think up a new plan.

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How Virtual Sponsorships Can Improve Revenue Streams for Nonprofit Online Events

Online events are becoming a popular way for many to reach their audience. Sports is a great example — this year, many sports went all online. Rather than having people attend in real life, they streamed the event. This provides great opportunity and incentive to nonprofit...

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What Nonprofits Need to Do to Protect Online Donors Data

Hackers, Phishing, Scams, and the Dark Web are all terms that everyone, including nonprofit organizations, should be paying attention to. Why? Our online, digital world is growing by leaps and bounds with more and more private information being input into the internet daily...

How Nonprofits Can Stretch Their Budgets During Covid-19

How Nonprofits Can Stretch Their Budgets During Covid-19

Donations are down for everyone across the board. Nevertheless, nonprofits need to be able to see it through and survive. While there's light at the end of the tunnel, COVID-19 is likely to impact nonprofit organizations until mid-2021 — at minimum. The time to start...

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How To Take Advantage of Giving Tuesday During Covid-19

Giving Tuesday is an awesome opportunity to generate both awareness and donations for your nonprofit organization. This year, Giving Tuesday is on December 1, 2020 and was created back in 2012 to encourage people to do good deeds for others, and now is a global movement...

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How To Write Copy For Websites That Will Get Visitors To Donate To Your Cause

Nonprofit organizations have many ways to connect with their donors. Today, more than ever before your online presence is instrumental in getting the word out about your mission and all the great things you are doing for your community. This includes your website, one of...

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Staying Compliant

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Staying Compliant

Oh, no, it's the "c word" that sometimes makes us shake in our nonprofit shoes. It's compliant and a very important part of your nonprofit status. While a 501(c) nonprofit receives key financial benefits, the penalties for failing to meet government requirements can be...

How Nonprofits Can Still Plan for Their Fundraising Events During COVID-19

How Nonprofits Can Still Plan for Their Fundraising Events During COVID-19

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench in the works for many organizations, and nonprofit organizations are always particularly vulnerable to change. As it becomes increasingly likely that COVID-19 is going to last, at minimum, to the end of the year, it also becomes important for...

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How to Get Donors to Care About Your Cause & Donate

Donors today are inundated with thousands of causes. They get on Facebook and they see ads for charities. They answer the phone and they're being called by charities. It's hard for them to know which charities are worth donating to, but it isn't impossible to get your...

How Nonprofits Can Use Risk Management Techniques

How Nonprofits Can Use Risk Management Techniques

Risk is the four-letter word we like to avoid in the nonprofit world. We are doers, givers, and believe there are good things we can do to make a positive difference in our communities. We are multi-taskers and have too many balls in the air to think about risk on a daily...

5 Ways to Market Your Virtual Fundraiser

The date and theme of your virtual fundraiser is set. You know what online platform you are going to use. Your sponsors, speakers, and volunteers are booked. Now it's time to get the word out! Here are some easy tips to help you market your virtual event. Timing Is...

How to Host a Successful Virtual Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit

How to Host a Successful Virtual Fundraiser for Your Nonprofit

Business, as usual, has taken a back seat to almost everyone in today's unfortunate COVID-19 epidemic. But as challenging as the last few months have been, there are many opportunities for businesses and nonprofits alike to embrace. One important opportunity is paying...

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Continue to Support Their Clients & Donors

3 Ways Nonprofits Can Continue to Support Their Clients & Donors

A few weeks ago, most of us didn't even know what social distancing, COVID-19 or the Coronavirus was. Today, the world is adapting to a pandemic that has possibly changed our lives and working patterns forever. Challenges like these can be opportunities for us in the...

Tips for Fundraising on Social Media

Tips for Fundraising on Social Media

Social media has changed the way both nonprofits and for-profit organizations create their marketing strategies.

Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2020

Fundraising Trends for Nonprofits in 2020

The world of giving is forever changing, and to keep engaging new and existing donors, nonprofits must keep up this these changes. Nonprofits, just like corporations have to keep up, and more importantly, use technology, get to know our younger generations, appeal to...

How to Find Quality Volunteers for Your Next Event

How to Find Quality Volunteers for Your Next Event

We love our volunteers. They are at times the lifeline of our nonprofit's success. They provide endless hours of needed support in many ways, especially events. Recent research indicates that nearly 100 million people volunteer each year. Just think, if these people were...

3 Tips to Prepare for a Successful Giving Tuesday Campaign

3 Tips to Prepare for a Successful Giving Tuesday Campaign

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving established in 2012 to showcase the spirit of giving during the holiday season. This special 24 hour-event provides your nonprofit with an opportunity to engage donors, generate interest in your cause to be part of a worldwide giving...

 Top 4 Ways to Keep a Nonprofit's Supporters Motivated and Involved

Top 4 Ways to Keep a Nonprofit's Supporters Motivated and Involved

Leaders of nonprofit organizations have an awesome job. They wear many hats and have to manage the office team (if they are big enough to have one) create fundraising events, network and engage with the community, make sure grants are written, keep supporters motivated and...

3 Ways Charity Compliance Solutions Can Help Your Nonprofit Stay Compliant

3 Ways Charity Compliance Solutions Can Help Your Nonprofit Stay Compliant

From state registrations and renewals, to admin work, to fundraising, there is a lot involved in running a nonprofit, but the good news is you don’t have to do this alone. Charity Compliance Solutions' (CCS) primary dedication is to provide nonprofit and charitable...

3 Tips on How to Write Effective Thank You Notes to Your Donors

3 Tips on How to Write Effective Thank You Notes to Your Donors

Two of the most powerful words in the nonprofit world are, thank you. These two beautiful words should be incorporated into every level of the giving process but especially after the gift is received. It's very important to make the donor feel special and that they are a...

How to Tell Stories Effectively For Your Nonprofit

Everything about your nonprofit is a story and your story is a powerful tool. Your story is what attracts people to you, keeps them engaged and most importantly keeps them coming back. Think about it. You tell a story in your mission statement your history, programs, events...

5 Tips to Maximize Donations and How Each Generation's Giving Differs

5 Tips to Maximize Donations and How Each Generation's Giving Differs

There are five different generations actively living, working, playing and more importantly giving in today's workplace. Not all generations are created equal so to create successful fundraising campaigns we should understand and appreciate each one. Here are some...

7 Tips to Keep Your Charity Compliant

7 Tips to Keep Your Charity Compliant

It takes time, planning and patience to create a nonprofit organization so you want to make sure you are doing everything necessary to stay compliant to keep your nonprofit status. Nonprofit organizations, especially 501(c) 3 organizations, rely on fundraising, donations,...

5 Creative Fundraising Ideas to Engage Your Supporters

5 Creative Fundraising Ideas to Engage Your Supporters

Nonprofits should continually be on the lookout for new and exciting fundraising ideas to keep your name and mission in the spotlight. Supporters of your organization will appreciate your creativity and passion as well as want to get involved with the planning, not to...

Top 4 Tips to Keep Your Donor's Data Secure

Top 4 Tips to Keep Your Donor's Data Secure

We live in an online world and communicating with our donors is essential for your nonprofit organization's visibility, sharing your mission and growing your network. Online donations are also increasing as more and more platforms make it easier for giving. Just as in any...

What Nonprofits Should Know About the New Tax Bill

What Nonprofits Should Know About the New Tax Bill

While the new tax bill made no direct changes to nonprofit taxation, they did make considerable changes to individual and corporate taxes. These changes are likely to have some impact on charitable giving, which should be considered during fundraising attempts.

How to Prepare for Year-End Fundraising

How to Prepare for Year-End Fundraising

No one's busier than non-profits at the end of the year. Year-end fundraising is the busiest time for many charitable organizations -- and it's the time when the majority of the giving will happen. If you want to take full advantage of the holiday spending, you may need to...

How to Prepare for a Successful Giving Tuesday

How to Prepare for a Successful Giving Tuesday

Now is the perfect time to prepare for #GivingTuesday, which could serve as the rollout for your end of year giving campaign. #GivingTuesday is an international day of giving that happens the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving and has not only shined the spotlight on the...

3 Trends Nonprofits Should Know About Cause Marketing

3 Trends Nonprofits Should Know About Cause Marketing

"Doing well while doing good" sums up the relationship that nonprofits and for-profits form when they join forces to make our world a better place. This relationship is better known as cause marketing and it is the way to go to raise money and awareness in today's world....

It's Not Too Early to Start Planning Your Year-End Giving Campaign

It's Not Too Early to Start Planning Your Year-End Giving Campaign

The early bird gets the end of the year donation. Now is the time to start your end of the year giving campaign. Why? Because research indicates that nonprofits receive 50 percent of their annual donations between October and December. Plus, 74 percent of donors give at...

3 Ways to Make Your Donors Feel Like a Million Bucks

3 Ways to Make Your Donors Feel Like a Million Bucks

Donations are the lifeline of a nonprofit. Keeping donors personally engaged can and will make the difference between a one-time gift and a lifetime of donations. Retention is the secret to motivating donors to continue giving after the first gift. Here are three ways to...

Getting Your Proposal Granted

Getting Your Proposal Granted

The grant proposal review process is much like recruiting candidates for an open employment position.  Reviewers have a limited amount of time to sift through a hefty amount of information and quickly narrow the faction down to the applicants most deserving of further...

Preparing for a Tax Audit, Help from the IRS

Preparing for a Tax Audit, Help from the IRS

Whether you’re a nonprofit, a for-profit, or an individual, no one welcomes the prospect of a tax audit.  In an effort to assist with such a preparation the IRS has provided training tools referred to as Audit Technique Guides (ATGs).  These guides are available for 501(c)(...

Automated Marketing Can Help Nonprofits Stay Better Connected

Automated Marketing Can Help Nonprofits Stay Better Connected

Solving complex problems with insufficient resources isn’t really solving problems.  With rapidly developing cloud-based technologies, solutions are out there!  Let’s take a quick look at marketing automation and how it could help a nonprofit stay more connected and keep...

Attracting the Millennial Donor

Attracting the Millennial Donor

After years of focusing on the baby boomer generation for giving, there may be some question as to how to go about soliciting from the millennial generation.  They are greater in number after all, and gain prominence in society with each passing year.

Grant Management Strategies

Looking to improve the ROI on your grant-seeking efforts?  The answer may not lie in finding more funders or filling out more applications.  It may be that you just need a better management process in place. 

PayPal Giving Fund Misleads Donors and Charities

PayPal Giving Fund Misleads Donors and Charities

PayPal joined the giving platform back in 2013 with the PayPal Giving Fund.  This program allowed users to choose from a list of charities on PayPal’s website and make donations promising that 100% of the donation would be delivered to the intended charity.  Primarily using...

What you need to know before the holidays to receive donations for your nonprofit

With the holidays and Giving Tuesday swiftly approaching, nonprofits and charities may want to consider preparing for the busiest donation season of the year. Many people are far freer with their giving during the holidays and many businesses are trying to fulfill their...

How To Retain Donors For Your Nonprofit Fundraising

How To Retain Donors For Your Nonprofit Fundraising

Nonprofit fundraising can be a challenge, especially for nonprofits that are still building their relationships with the community. Nonprofits have to be creative and persistent if they are to regularly bring in donors -- and especially so if they want to retain them....

Do Millennials Donate to Charities Differently Than Other Generations?

Charitable organizations should be aware that trends have been changing regarding charitable giving. Millennials have a tendency to invest their money differently than prior generations, creating a need for more inventive outreach strategies. Millennials Are More...

Does Your Nonprofit Organization's Technology Align With Its Values?

Does Your Nonprofit Organization's Technology Align With Its Values?

Nonprofit organizations have to be dedicated, ethical, effective, and lean -- and the use of technology can make a substantial difference. If your organization isn't using technology to its maximum effect, it may not be aligning its technology to its values. ...

Donations Through Apple Pay

Donations Through Apple Pay

In 2014 Apple introduced Apple Pay, a mobile wallet where consumers could store credit and debit card information.  Consumers could then use their mobile wallet at retail stores or to pay for items within apps without the hassle of swiping a card or entering any payment...

Let's Get to Know The Bequest Donor

Let’s Get to Know the Bequest Donor

According to speakers at the recent Conference and Exposition for the National Catholic Development Conference (NCDC), a bequest donor will more often than not fall into one of two categories: an older, long-time female donor with grandchildren who volunteers regularly and...

Privacy Breach Risks and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit

Privacy Breach Risks and Responsibilities of a Nonprofit

As data breaches affecting the public continue to increase it is important for every public, private and nonprofit organization to take every precaution to keep personally identifiable information safe.  For nonprofits this could include information collected from employees...

Preparing for an IRS Review

Preparing for an IRS Review

An analysis by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) doesn’t have to be a life or death situation.  Being prepared is the best way an organization can get through an audit without the nightmares and panic attacks. First off know the major factors that trigger an audit and do...

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Making the Miles Matter

Bike-A-Thons, marathons, 5k races, 3 day walks….we are all pretty familiar with these types of events that charities use to raise money and awareness for their cause.  Well now there is a way to make all of your training miles in between these events count for something...

Online Raffles Is It Worth The Gamble?

Online Raffles: Is It Worth The Gamble?

Online fundraising is the most effective way to reach the masses, and online raffles sure seem like they require little effort.  But nonprofits beware: raffle events are regulated by gambling statutes and unfortunately, these vary not only state by state, but also county by...

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Men vs Women in Giving

When it comes to men versus women in spending, who do you think spends more?  How about when it comes to charitable giving?  Studies show that gender role plays a big part in how much, how often, and what type of charity an individual gives to.  

Gifts In-Kind Potentials For Fraud

Gifts-In-Kind, Potentials for Fraud

We are all familiar with how charities raise money, but sometimes charities will also hold events to raise donations of food, property, clothing, equipment, home goods, supplies, etc.  These are considered donations of “gifts-in-kind”.    

Sales Tax Exemptions Available For Nonprofits

Sales Tax Exemptions Available for Nonprofits

One recent summer the IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of more than 275,000 nonprofit organizations for failing to file IRS Form 990 annual returns for the proceeding 3 years.  Likewise, nonprofits who fail to file their required annual or periodic corporate report with...

Evaluations of Form 1023-EZ Say Exemption is Too Easy

Not too long ago the IRS made available a streamlined version of Form 1023 (Application for Exemption) called Form 1023-EZ for qualifying nonprofit organizations.  The goal was to shorten the process of exemption approval and reduce the backlog of applications sitting in...

More Fundraising Doesn't Necessarily Mean More Money

More Fundraising Doesn’t Necessarily Mean More Money

When it comes to fundraising is it more productive to have more channels?  You might think so at first but a recent study reveals that organizations may not be able to really get the most out of their fundraising efforts.  

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Donating a Car to Charity

Donating a car to a charity may be an easy way for you to clear out some space in your garage and increase your charitable contributions for the year, but there is a little more to it than just signing over the title and claiming your deduction.  Some charities use donated...

Bringing Giving Into the Wedding Scene

Bringing Giving into the Wedding Scene

Weddings are a $55 billion a year industry, each costing on average over $31,000.  With a new and inspiring trend on the upswing charities are beginning to see a small fraction of the money spent on these and other life celebrations.  

Go Pro Takes Action

Go Pro Takes Action

Go Pro has built its success on helping people capture and share their passions and experiences and now they are taking this successful business and driving it toward an altruistic avenue.    Go Pro for a Cause provides equipment, media production, content distribution and...

Facebook Jumps Into Crowdsource Funding

Facebook Jumps into Crowdsource Funding

Facebook has been getting its feet wet in the nonprofit pool with the launch of its “Donate” button this summer and now its newest tool to be launched for nonprofits: fundraiser pages.  These pages will be designed so that a nonprofit can describe a campaign and collect...

Fastest Way to Reach the Masses: Send a Text!

On average adults send over 40 text messages in just one day making texting the fastest form of connection between you and your audience, faster than Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.  Texts are also more likely to get a response than other apps, emails or...

Nonprofit for Finding Great Nonprofits

GreatNonprofits, a Nonprofit for Finding Great Nonprofits

The holidays are here and what better time of year than to help others by making a donation to your favorite charity or nonprofit.  Approximately 85% of donors say that reading reviews has an impact on their decision on which nonprofits to make donations to, 90% say reviews...

Donate Now On Facebook

“Donate Now” on Facebook

Facebook has brought forth a new addition for nonprofits wanting to use social media to engage new donors through viral happenings.  Charities can now feature on their organization’s Facebook Brand Page a “Donate Now” button.  

Hold On To Your Donors

Hold on to What You’ve Got…..or Rather Who!

Donor retention is one of the most important things that keep nonprofit organizations going.  The costs for obtaining continuous contributions are much less than going out to attract new ones.  But are you doing all you should be to keep your donors in a giving mood?    

Set Your Nonprofit Up For Success Right From the Start

Set Your Nonprofit up for Success from the Start

The number of nonprofit formations has been on the rise.  More and more diseases are discovered, more people are going hungry, more abused victims step forward; the needs of the world are growing.  Fortunately the desire to help is also growing.  Unfortunately though, many...

Contactless giving debuts in the UK

Contactless Giving Debuts in the UK

As fundraising continues to be re-invented using more creative ways to reach and engage donors we continue to be amazed at the innovations coming through.  A British medical charity in England, Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has partnered up with Clear Channel Outdoor to trial a...

I Want My Donation Back

"I Want My Donation Back"

The Wall Street Journal has reported that more and more donors are asking for refunds on their donations or are not fulfilling their donation pledges.  The reason for this increasing demand is that donors feel charities are misusing their funds, ignoring their wishes, or...

Brain Matters For Non Profits

Brain Matters

There has been extensive research done that shows that people who give are generally happier, healthier and even wealthier than those that don’t.  But how do you get those happy givers to take an interest in your organization and your cause?  Blowing them away with...

Using Digital Currency to Donate Worldwide

Using Digital Currency to Donate Worldwide

United Way Worldwide (UWW) is now accepting bitcoins making it one of the largest nonprofit organizations to join the world of digital-currency fundraising.  The donation of bitcoins will go to their new Innovation Fund which will support new approaches to efforts in...

Nonprofits Tell Their Stories on YouTube

Nonprofits Tell Their Stories on YouTube

Social media has sure had a hand in moving us forwarding in making connections.  Individuals and businesses alike have been able to reach out across the world and be heard in ways that would have seemed impossible only a decade ago.  But there’s one media outlet that is...

Exchanging Time for Time, Not Money

Exchanging Time for Time, Not Money

When we hear the word “economy” the most common thought that comes into play is the money market economy.  We don’t really think about the social economy.  Families, neighborhoods and communities are as equally important to a successful economy as money.  TimeBanking is...

Ready or Not Here They Come Taxes

Ready or Not, Here They Come…

Nonprofit organizations may be exempt from certain tax requirements but they aren't exempt from being audited by the IRS. In fact they may actually be scrutinized more than for-profit companies due to their tax advantages. A for-profit company being found to make a...

Making Tax Exemption Easy

Making Tax Exemption EZ

No one would argue that the process of applying for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status could use some revamping.  Any nonprofit who has already obtained exemption knows just how tedious the application itself is, not to mention the required schedules, proof of documentation, and...

Be A Giver Through Twitter

Be A Giver Through Twitter

Ever since the earthquake that shattered Haiti, organizations have started looking into the concept of mobile giving.  Text your contribution to help out a charitable cause, what could be simpler than that?  How about “tweeting” your contribution?

We Can Give As Good As We Get

We Can Give as Good as We Get

We all know the national movements that have become tradition immediately following Thanksgiving.  Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but do you know about #GivingTuesday?  

Fine Lines of Online Fundraising

The Fine Lines of Online Fundraising

The internet has sure been a big help to nonprofit organizations.  Anyone in any state can find an organization, be informed about their mission and the progress they’ve made, get to know the people who run the organization, read touching stories about those who have been...

Is Your Tax Exempt Status in Jeopardy

Is Your Tax Exempt Status in Jeopardy?

Once a public charity has established 501(c)(3) exemption, it must maintain its tax-exempt status and meet its ongoing compliance responsibilities.  Are you aware of the activities that could put your organization’s tax-exempt status in jeopardy?  Let’s take a look some of...

Donors Beware

Donors Beware

In theory, nonprofit organizations exist to make the world a better place.  They raise awareness and funds for needs across the world all in the good name of philanthropy.  Then there are those that use the good name of philanthropy as a platform for scamming.  So how do...

San Diego’s Nonprofit Sector

Challenges and Opportunities Facing San Diego’s Nonprofit Sector

By: Pat Libby, MS, director, Institute for Nonprofit Education and Research and Laura Deitrick, director, Caster Family Center for Nonprofit and Philanthropic Research

The Society For Nonprofit Organizations

The Society For Nonprofit Organizations

A resource for Board members, paid staff, and volunteers who lead or help non-profit organizations around the world. With a 30 year history and 6,000+ members, the Society for Nonprofits is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit management support organizations in the...

The NonProfit Times

The NonProfit Times

A leading business publication for non-profit management that is published twenty-two times a year. In addition to the news, management and how-to pieces, this publication gives readers independent consumer surveying regarding the charitable sector. Readers can also...