Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT)

Selfish Giving

requested guidance on in the Selfish Giving / Accelerist Partnership Law Survey you completed last year. This distinction between acknowledgments and advertising arises from federal tax rules governing “qualified sponsorship payments.”

How to Make Tax Law Work for Your Nonprofit

NonProfit Hub

For example, a 501(c)3 organization only excuses your nonprofit from the Federal Income Tax. In fact, because you are a nonprofit you have to adhere to a separate set of rules and laws governing fundraising, operations and finances. Recently, I attended a seminar put on by students involved with the Entrepreneurship Clinic from the local law college. They explained some of the tax laws and methods to help keep more of the fundraising dollars in your pocket and tax-free.

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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

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. Cause marketing ventures are not only subject to general laws and regulations applicable to advertising, but they are also highly regulated by state laws. Currently, a majority of states have some form of commercial co-venturer ("CCV") laws in effect.

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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.""

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month


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. Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people.

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


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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Effective Tips to Help Make Your Payroll Processing Easier

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

In Germany, the relations between employees and their German employers are stringently regulated under the employment and labor laws of the country. Employers tend to use limited-term employment contracts even though they are subject to restrictions according to employment and labor laws.

Great Nonprofit Communications Jobs

Getting Attention

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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3 Reasons You Should Be Thinking about QCDs (Backed By Data + A Free Guide)


Its origin dates back to 2006, however it was only with the passing of The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes of 2015 (PATH Act), signed on December 18, 2015 that QCDs became a permanent fixture in US tax law. If you’re interested in more on this topic, I highly recommend that you read the Federal Reserve Bank of St. How many decisions do you make each day? A quick google search yields our answer: somewhere near 35,000.

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Major and Legacy Gift Fundraising Is Changing… Blame Robocalls.


Late last year, at the end of 2019, the federal government introduced a new law that increased the penalties lodged against robocallers in an effort to decrease their persistence. Relationships building is part art, part science.

How to Move Facebook Followers to Your Nonprofit Email List

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Also, it is against federal law to send bulk, unsolicited emails. Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for small nonprofits, but the real gold is in a robust nonprofit email list.

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How to CONFUSE your donors and get LESS gifts.


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. However, the gift may not be counted as a charitable deduction on federal tax returns. Another unexpected but welcome feature of the new law is the “do-over” provision.

Our EveryAction Hero: Reproductive Health Access Project


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.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


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. As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. It's finally here!

10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day


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


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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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). NEW OPPORTUNITIES 1) Communications Associate, Education Resource Strategies, (Watertown, MA) 2) Communications Coordinator, The Civic Federation, (Chicago, IL) 3) Communications Officer, Open Society Foundations, (Washington, D.C.)

5 Steps to Running a Campus Voter Registration Program


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. Do your research Every state has different laws when it comes to elections and voter registration, so research carefully to make sure that you are giving students accurate and up-to-date information.

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). NEW OPPORTUNITIES 1) Campaign Marketing Coordinator and Marketing Intern, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, (San Antonio, TX) 2) Communications Associate and New Media Content Manager, Southern Poverty Law Center, (Montgomery, AL) 3) Digital and Marketing Director, Net Impact, (San Francisco, [.]

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. The Commercial Law League of America (CLLA) provides a spread-sheet summarizing each state’s law; it’s worthy of review. Counsel will help identify whether federal laws like FCRA, HIPAA, COPPA or GLBI come into play.

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.

3 Reasons Why You Should Market Charitable IRA Rollovers (And What They Are)


With the approval of Congress and the signature of the President, starting December 18th of 2015, the Charitable IRA Rollover became permanent law, allowing individuals age 70 ½ or older to transfer up to $100,000 annually from their IRA accounts directly to charity without first having to recognize the distribution as income. What would you do with $2.5 trillion? Retire? Buy a beach house? Travel the world? Develop a marketing strategy for Charitable IRA Rollovers?

Online Crowdfunding: A How-To Guide

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We’ll show you how to set up an effective campaign that brings in the money while staying within the bounds of the law. Check state laws. As you could probably guess, most states have laws that require nonprofit organizations to register with a state government before asking its residents for money. In the last decade, crowdfunding, or the collection of small donations from a large number of people, has taken the fundraising world by storm.

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How to write a Strong Nonprofit Mission Statement [Template + Examples]

Nonprofit Marketing Insights by GlobalOwls

National Wildlife Federation : Inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children’s future. Boy Scouts of America : To prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

Keith Albanese Rhode Island

Fundraising Breakthroughs

In addition, Rhode Island Domestic Relations Law the keith albanese rhode island and also has background in counseling and/or psychology is perhaps the keith albanese rhode island an agreement generally and in most cases in actuality are the minimum Rhode Island the keith albanese rhode island no jurisdiction to order a parent to pay child support obligation.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

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

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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.

What the Nonprofit Annual Report Is, Why It Is Necessary, But More Importantly - How It Can Be Powerful In Increasing A Nonprofit's Fundraising, Volunteers, Public Relations, and Marketing Results

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Above all, the IRS compliance requirements and federal law require that a nonprofit given official federal (and most often by states as well) charity status be open, reporting fully, in a timely manner, to any and all requests from the public for the organization''s board ratified financial and operations information. Why do these laws and rules exist? Nonprofit organizations should produce an annual report.annually.

Making the Most Difficult Ask—Legacy Giving

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Know the Law. Understanding how the inheritance laws work in your state can make a big difference when talking to potential legacy donors. Only one percent of estates have to pay federal estate taxes. You don’t have to go to law school (please, save yourself the pain), but learn the basics about how estate law works on both the state and federal level and it will help your conversations. It’s a conversation that no one really wants to have.

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

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

While anything outside of Facebook, Twitter and increasingly Instagram typically falls outside the comfort zone of most federal government organizations, certain municipal public sector organizations are dabbling in previously unchartered territory such as Reddit ( Toronto Public Library AMA ) and Snapchat ( TPL created a filter ). Really neat search for legal decisions (not indexed by Google) CANLI – Canadian Legal Information Institute – open law site.

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

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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. Last week, AT&T launched a countersuit against the firm, stating that outside arbitration has no role to play in the proposed buy-up of T-Mobile.

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Fearing What They’ll Say on Facebook

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

During the webinar next week, I’ll give you examples of very restrictive policies (“talk about this and you are fired&# ) and more lenient guidance (“Here’s what we prefer you do.&# ) Also keep in mind that the law on what you can expect of your employees is still lagging behind the technology. The NLRB ruled that employee’s negative comments were protected speech under federal labor laws.

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.

A New Year – and a New Era in NYC?

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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.

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?

When Not To Lead

The Nonprofit Consultant

Communities need to control the laws, institutions, and policies that are meant to serve them, but all too often fail (and fail by design). Federal programs have sold surplus military equipment to local departments, turning police into an invading force, far beyond what is needed to "protect and to serve." To be a successful blogger we are told, "Be authoritative! Demonstrate your expertise!"

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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.

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.

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