Resources for Donors and What Information Federal Law Says A Nonprofit Must Provide to the Public

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EO CPE Text (update and summary of these laws). Exempt organizations officially recognized by the I.R.S. as such, must allow people who request them to see the organization's tax return forms 990 or 990-T or the nonprofit's tax exemption application materials (i.e. anything that the nonprofit provided to the I.R.S., along with it's application for nonprofit status (form 1023) such as the organization's articles of incorporation, etc.). Read the these two I.R.S.

Federal Budget Policy and Fundraising

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The enormous, threatening federal deficit can be solved only by a balanced approach requiring tough political choices both to raise taxes and to cut spending. Shamefully, I admit that Federal budget policy is not something I know much about. But that presentation in the town hall plenary, and additional sessions on tax policy on possible changes in charitable tax law (and audience questions that related those changes to Americans living in poverty) raised my consciousness.

The Nonprofit Sector and Community Solutions Act H.R. 5533

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This bill is one of the first federal initiatives to address the nonprofit sector as a whole. It will take the first steps toward integrating the nonprofit sector into the federal policy making process by establishing formal structures in Congress and federal administrative agencies focused on the success of nonprofits." [[link] To quote the National Council of Nonprofits about this bill, ".Despite federal law Non Profits nonprofit federal relations

U.S. Nonprofits Challenging the Federal Charity Rules to Remain In Good Standing & Rhode Island Provides the Homeless With the First State Bill of Rights

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Nears Homeless Bill of Rights by Rick Cohen published June 22, 2012 Says, "The Rhode Island State Assembly has just passed the first Homeless Bill of Rights in the U.S." " The purpose of the law is that, “(N)o person should suffer unnecessarily or be subject to unfair discrimination based on his or her homeless status. It is the intent of this [law]…to ameliorate the adverse effects visited upon individuals and our communities when the state’s residents lack a home.""

The Legalities of Cause Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Recalde, Shareholder and Chair of the Corporate Department, Sheehan Phinney Bass + Green PA, a law firm founded in 1937 with four offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Currently, a majority of states have some form of commercial co-venturer ("CCV") laws in effect.

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When Government is the Sponsor

Cause Related Marketing

By 1950, the law was changed so that tax revenues would go to state natural resource agencies to improve sport fishing. National Federation for the Blind Sports Illustrated Time Inc.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

They work at the local, state, and federal level to advance transgender equality. Equality Federation. Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for LGBTQ people. Transgender Law Center.

Leading the Resistance: 28 Organizations You Can (and Should) Support Today

EveryAction

Equality Federation. Equality Federation is the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people. Southern Poverty Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Lakota People's Law Project. National Immigration Law Center.

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Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

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Communications Manager Children’s Law Center (Washington, DC). Communications Manager Fair Trade Federation (Wilmington, DE). Post YOUR comms job here —nonprofits, grantmakers, B Corps & vendors serving nonprofits. Communications & Political Director , National Organization for Women (New York, NY). Communications & Program Associate Center for Genetics and Society (Berkeley, CA). Communications Coordinator The Human Society of Sarasota County (Sarasota, FL).

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Email Rules to Live By

A Small Change

The law governing mass emailing is often referred to as CAN-SPAM Act of 2003. Although this law was written for businesses, it does apply to nonprofit organizations. The Federal Trade Commission does not have jurisdiction over individual nonprofits, but the state attorney general and individual Internet Service Providers (ISP) can enforce the law. Local ISP’s have a vested interest in enforcing this law as they can be liable if their clients break them.

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The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. It's finally here!

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 18, 2011

Getting Attention

2) Communications Coordinator , The Civic Federation , (Chicago, IL). 2) Communications Associate and New Media Content Manager , Southern Poverty Law Center , (Montgomery, AL).

One week, two excellent events: #CbocSocial and #FWD50

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Alex Benay (CIO) at the federal level and Hillary Hartley (Chief Digital Officer) at the provincial level (Ontario) speak about citizen-centric digital transformation of government.

5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program

EveryAction

In fact, the federal Higher Education Amendments of 1998 require colleges to make a “good faith effort” to distribute voter registration materials to transient students, who have the option voting in their home district or establishing residency where they go to school.

How to CONFUSE your donors and get LESS gifts.

iMarketSmart

Donors age 70 ½ or older are able to contribute up to $100,000 annually from an IRA account and avoid federal tax consequences. When the amount withdrawn from the IRA account is paid directly to the charity, it is not counted as federally taxable income.

Friday Futures – Nonprofit Marketing Jobs – November 11, 2011

Getting Attention

2) Communications Associate and New Media Content Manager , Southern Poverty Law Center , (Montgomery, AL). 10) Online Marketing Coordinator , National Wildlife Federation , (Reston, VA).

Our EveryAction Hero: Reproductive Health Access Project

EveryAction

It wasn’t just the training, but the systems and laws in place that made it difficult to provide care. We were so hopeful that we would be dealing with a different administration and that we would really be able to push ahead and make some positive changes at the federal level in terms of expanding access to abortion and contraception.

You’ve Been Breached: What Now?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Facts at hand, counsel can determine if state law requires notifying those affected. Forty-seven states have breach response laws, differing in terms of triggers and obligatory responses. Counsel will help identify whether federal laws like FCRA, HIPAA, COPPA or GLBI come into play.

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

Since 1922, they have put significant international pressure on governments to enforce and enact laws that defend women’s rights. Among their many notable achievements in 2016, they have helped persuade the federal government to welcome 110,000 refugees into the United States and played a significant part in abolishing the death penalty in Delaware. August 19 is World Humanitarian Day, an annual reminder that humanitarian crises around the world are far from over.

Highlights from EveryAction's Inaugural User Summit

EveryAction

Over 50 EveryAction partners - including Greenpeace USA , Equality Federation , and National Women's Law Center - joined us at our headquarters for an afternoon filled with panel discussions, product showcases, and ample networking opportunities. Last week, we had the honor of hosting our first ever User Summit in Washington D.C.

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3 Surefire Ways to Use Twitter To Promote Your Organization

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If you’re contemplating committing time to engaging people on Twitter – and it does take time – you need to ask yourself a bunch of other questions first. 1. Lay A Solid Online Outreach Foundation The first question you should ask yourself as a fundraiser is, do you have your most basic online outreach in place? You shouldn’t be committing staff to Twitter, Facebook or any other social media application if you don’t have a decent website home page or can’t email supporters.

U.S. Congress and Senate Work Together Passing Fed College Debt Forgiveness for Non Profit Employees!!

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2699 into law, an American who works for a non profit for ten years or more, after college, and has federal education loans will receive federal education loan debt forgiveness. This would be in effect for those with federal education loans dated October 1, 2007, and after. Correction: Anyone who has paid 120 times, after October 1, 2007; towards their federal education loan is eligible, under this law.

#Communications: ATT Fights Legal Battle Against Its (Business) Customers

Non Profit Marketing 360

The body blows between AT&T and the business and federal regulatory communities continue to mount. In July, the law firm of Bursor & Fisher established a website for AT&T customers to sign into a class-action lawsuit to fight the merger.

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A Sample Government Blogging Policy

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

Assuming you already have a “strategy&# in place and proper resources to manage a blog, the following is a simple list of 12 guidelines originally developed by IBM and adapted by me to suit the federal government. Respect copyright, fair use and financial disclosure laws.

Fearing What They’ll Say on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The NLRB ruled that employee’s negative comments were protected speech under federal labor laws. Nothing seems to elicit deeper sighs from the small nonprofits I talk to these days then how to best use social media.

Stories From Smaller Nonprofits ~ Bags of Hope Project

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Based in Atlanta, the Bags of Hope Project, collects and maintains an inventory of items for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Victims Assistance agents in Georgia, which are used to give immediate comfort to rescued sex trafficking victims.

Keith Albanese Rhode Island

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Rhode Island Colony Economy

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Per the Rhode Island payroll law requires that involuntarily terminated employees must be 10 percent more or less than 30 islands situated in Narragansett Bay. A beautiful state, Rhode Island minimum child support amount is $956.

#SocialNetworks: (Almost) Free Web Tools To Stir Online Discussion

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The holiday has been on the US calendar since 1986 when the left-leaning, union-supporting, out-of-the-mainstream Republican President Ronald Reagan signed it into federal law. The consultants, designers, editors, and bloggers at MKCREATIVEmedia wish you a happy Martin Luther King Day.

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Clambakes Rhode Island

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However, if pursuant to federal law which will allow your lawyer to collect your medical bills, they typically have a room you and your spouse makes $6,300 per month, then your total combined gross income and it could make a significant amount of cases on the clambakes rhode island for what they do not forget to have your child''s parent pay for the clambakes rhode island an order issues indicating that you will be used to calculate child support.

Stories From Smaller Nonprofits ~ Bags of Hope Project

Diva Marketing Blog

Based in Atlanta, the Bags of Hope Project, collects and maintains an inventory of items for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Victims Assistance agents in Georgia, which are used to give immediate comfort to rescued sex trafficking victims.

A New Year – and a New Era in NYC?

Non Profit Marketing 360

In 2011, the City, along with the State and Federal government, tried to take away park space in Brooklyn – the Tobacco Warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park – and give it to an arts organization for private development. In the end, the Tobacco Warehouse was given over to private development, but, as required by the law, the park had to go through what’s called an “alienation” process. Happy New Year to all. As ever, we hope it will be a good one.

One Quarter of All Nonprofits May Lose Their Charitable Status With the I.R.S. This May

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Three years have passed, this May, since the Pension Protection Act of 2006 passed, and because of a tax filing requirement included in the law; charity organizations that gross $25,000 or less that have failed to file with the I.R.S.three consecutive years, now, are in jeopardy of having their tax exempt status revoked by the I.R.S. It reforms the Tax Court, the Federal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1977, and it also modifies tariffs and duties on imported goods.

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The Importance of Villains and the Danger of Dead Armadillos

The Agitator

The anti-control side slams liberal elites and the media as enemies of freedom-loving, law abiding citizens. Thus, villain-focused messages like the following envelope teaser from a battle 30 years ago to win passage of the Brady Bil l mandating federal background checks on firearm purchases: ENCLOSED: Your best chance to tell the NRA to Go to Hell.

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Veterans, Thank You. Here Are Resources To Assist Veterans and Their Loved Ones.

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Small Business Association''s Veterans web page " providing information on the federal programs that encourage small business employers to hire U.S. Society for Human Resource Management''s Military Employment Resource page , "online, provides resources for veterans returning to the workplace (such as what rights they have according to the law, etc.),

OMG It’s 2010: Where Are You, Where Are Your Donors, and How Can You Achieve Marketing Glory in a Web 2.0 World?

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PART 1 of 4: "The 8 Online Fundraising Changes You Must Make in 2010" (You can download the full, free online fundraising eBook on which this series is based!) Online Fundraising Change #1: Get Online if You're Not Already There It's 2010: Do you know where your online donations are?

Is Your Nonprofit a Dabbler in Social Media or an Effective Power User?

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A brief preface from Network for Good: If you’re contemplating committing time to engaging people on social networks – and it does take time – you need to ask yourself a bunch of other questions first. The first question you should ask yourself as a fundraiser is, do you have your most basic online outreach in place? You shouldn’t be committing staff to Facebook if you don’t have a decent website home page or can’t email supporters.

Out of Gratitude to Our U.S. Servicepeople - Resources To Support, Cheer Up, Hire, and Help Them and Their Loved Ones

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Small Business Association's Veterans web page providing information on the federal programs that encourage small business employers to hire U.S. Society for Human Resource Management's Military Employment Resource page , online, provides resources for veterans returning to the workplace (such as what rights they have according to the law, etc.),

INTERVIEW: How to get substantially more money per donor with Alan Bacharach

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– Take a valuation discount while still available under the law. IRA gets the full estate tax, 10%, plus 10% state tax, plus federal tax of 35% and the income tax. Alan Bacharach does an interview with Mazarine Treyz, the Wild Woman of Fundraising about Planned Giving.

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The Charitable Deduction Still Exists. So, For Goodness Sake, Come Off the Ledge!

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If you read the nonprofit sector press at all you have also seen the myriad news and editorial pieces on the for now temporary decision most popularly detailing how much the wealthiest of Americans may deduct from federal income taxes for how much they have donated for a given year (as of 2013 and on). You'll Need A Microscope To See It Charities fear new tax law limiting deductions for big earners as precursor of worse to come. The Pease Amendment.

5 Killer Prospect Research Tools to Learn More About Your Current Donors

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Because the Federal Election Commission requires all campaigns to report any donations they receive, complete with donor name, occupation, address, and gift date, it’s easy to find an accurate political giving history on your donors.

Rhode Island Lottery

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A person usually will only be modified if there is an arguable basis in fact, in law, or by a reasonable argument for he modification of existing law. Losing your driving privileges, making it difficult for you to sign medical releases pursuant to federal law which will allow your lawyer on your husband''s / wife''s residency in Rhode Island, with its 400 miles of land with 500 square miles of winding coastline, is an Ivy League university.

Grope-a-palooza and what are nonprofits doing about it?

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Law enforcement has caught some. While we were entertained, the regulations that once kept predatory corporate power in check were dismantled, the laws that once protected us were rewritten and we were impoverished.