What Tax Season Means for Nonprofit Organizations

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Filling out the paperwork for an individual tax return is one thing, but filing taxes for an organization is something else entirely. If this is your organization’s first tax season, or if you just want some helpful tips, we’ve got you covered. It’s true that tax-exempt organizations don’t pay any federal income tax. Nonprofits are also require to pay employment taxes , like Social Security and Medicare, just like for-profit organizations.

News Stories Describing How the Federal Government Shutdown is Effecting Nonprofit Organizations

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Oklahoma nonprofits brace for ripple effects of federal shutdown As the nation and the world are doing, the U.S. nonprofit sector also watches eagerly as the October 17 deadline for increasing the U.S. Since they are not working together, the possibility of a federal debt default is slowly steadily increasing daily, and threatening the U.S. news funding the economy federal shutdown nonprofit federal relations federal funds

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#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. The 2012-2013 fiscal year is already on many organizations’ calendars, and certainly the final sprint to the holiday donation-giving season is upon us. Here is their introductory video touting the new services available. Such resources could be a real boon to your organization for the upcoming year.

How to Move Facebook Followers to Your Nonprofit Email List

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Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for small nonprofits, but the real gold is in a robust nonprofit email list. Facebook has its merits, but it might show your organic content — the content you don’t pay for — to only 3 to 5 percent of your followers. .

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Congress Today Is Considering Real Impendements To the Nonprofit Sector and If We Stop And Note Many Public Services and Institutions Are Nonprofits - These Proposals Could Effect Every American Life

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The reality is that right now our nation's leadership is looking at the nonprofit sector not only as one that can do with less (or even wholly without) in the federal budget, it may be an American business sector that they turn to in order to raise new taxes - or both. This is big stuff that must be addressed and we must address these federal budgetary and legal proposals now. Taxes nonprofit federal relations federal funds

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For Efficient But Effective Nonprofit Programs, Service, and Administration Like Fundraising - GIS Is A Tremendous Tool. And It's Free.

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Technological innovations are continually offering nonprofits, whether they know about them or not, advanced, simpler to use, faster solutions for their unique needs. For example, this past Thursday I attended nonprofit tech software and solution providers, TechSoup 's webinar, "Mapping Your Impact" for nonprofits which was in part hosted by Geographic Information System (GIS) software and hardware industry leader's ESRI.

#FUNDRAISING: Resources To Find Grants For Your Nonprofit’s 2013 Budget

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Maybe the federal government won’t ever work up or agree to a budget to cover an entire fiscal year, but your nonprofit has to. The 2012-2013 fiscal year is already on many organizations’ calendars, and certainly the final sprint to the holiday donation-giving season is upon us. Here is their introductory video touting the new services available. Such resources could be a real boon to your organization for the upcoming year.

Large Landscape Conservation Grants for Federal, State, or Local Land/Habitat Important to Fish, Wildlife, and Plants

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Endorsement of a proposed acquisition by appropriate federal, state, and local government agencies and by nonprofit organizations that the land is of high conservation value is a primary program consideration. All grant awards require a minimum 1:1 match of cash or contributed goods and services. From The Foundation Center.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

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There is no better time to support local and national nonprofits protecting LGBTQ rights and serving the LGBTQ community, and while there are far too many organizations doing great work to list them all, these are a few that we're big fans of. The National Center for Transgender Equality is the nation’s leading social justice advocacy organization winning life-saving change for transgender people. Equality Federation.

Debunking 7 Common Myths For New Nonprofit Professionals

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Chances are, you’re not starting work with a nonprofit with that level of naivete, but you do want to make a meaningful difference for a cause you care about. Nonprofits are all small and inefficient. The fact is that nonprofits are the biggest employers in a lot of major cities.

11 Hispanic and Latino Organizations Everyone Should Know

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Across America, Hispanic and Latino organizations are leading the way in every realm, including advocacy, education, healthcare, and social services. Here are just a few of our favorite organizations, which deserve your support this month and all year-round! Hispanic Heritage Foundation is an award-winning nonprofit that identifies, inspires, prepares and positions Latino leaders in the classroom, community and workforce to meet America’s priorities.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar 2019. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Orlando, FL/ $625. Nonprofit Management / #AMI2019 / @NPL_Alliance. Nonprofit Management.

The 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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If you loved our 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2018 calendar! We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar 2018. Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Kansan City, KA/ $625. Nonprofit Management / #AMI2018 / @NPL_Alliance. Nonprofit Management.

The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S. Nonprofit Management. Nonprofit Technology, and more! 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar. Minnesota Council of Nonprofits Annual Conference.

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009: Special Bulletin to Help Nonprofits Approach and Access Funding Sources

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Section 3(a),“Purposes and Principles,” of the Act reads that the “President and the heads of Federal departments and agencies shall manage and expend the funds made available in this Act so as to achieve the purposes specified in subsection (a), including commencing expenditures and activities as quickly as possible consistent with prudent management” in order to: Preserve and create jobs and promote economic recovery. Congress passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Email Rules to Live By

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Nonprofits seem to receive a little grace with people regarding how we use and reuse our email lists. 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. Many fundraisers are fuzzy on the rules of email solicitations.

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The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

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In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences and forums, informal trainings, and more that will be taking place all over the world, focusing on essential topics like: Nonprofit management. Nonprofit technology, and more! 2015 - 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar.

Matching Grants for Nonprofits Conserving Native Plants in the Face of Climate Change

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The NPCI grant program is conducted in cooperation with the Plant Conservation Alliance , a partnership between the foundation, ten federal agencies, and more than 270 non-governmental organizations. There is a strong preference for "on-the-ground" projects that provide plant conservation benefit according to the priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and to the Plant Conservation Alliance strategies for plant conservation.

Grants for Plant Conservation Programs Operated In Collaboration

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There is a strong preference for "on-the-ground" projects that provide plant conservation benefits according to the priorities established by one or more of the funding federal agencies and according to the PCA strategies for plant conservation. Eligible applicants include 501(c) nonprofit organizations and local, state, and federal government agencies. From The Foundation Center. [If

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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Nonprofit organizations should produce an annual report.annually. In fact, it has tremendous potential to be a very powerful tool for the nonprofit to raise more money more frequently, clarify what your organization does for whom or what thereby helping to develop more interest in your organization in its community, and much more. and where they can be dropped off). __ A Thank You to all who have supported, volunteered with, or partnered with the nonprofit.

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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People gave via social networks, on news websites, and on nonprofits' websites. Online donors tend to be younger than offline donors (boomers or younger) and their gifts average around $100 on nonprofit websites (less on social networks). " Very concerned and hoping to reassure him that our service team would make sure his page could receive donations properly, the man clarified his predicament: "No, the page works fine.

Online Crowdfunding: A How-To Guide

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Crowdfunding began as a means to raise money for for-profit creative ventures and personal medical or travel expenses, but nonprofits have recently jumped on the bandwagon, too. The process, however, is a little bit different for nonprofit folk. Although you may have a laundry list of tasks you want to tackle right away, you’ll get the best results if you narrow your focus down to one concept, event, product or service.

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#Interview: Mike Kujawski, VP at the Centre of Excellence for Public Sector Marketing, Blogger & Speaker on Social Media

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The interview was conducted by Don Akchin, a principal of Nonprofit Marketing 360 and a frequent contributor to the MKCREATIVEnonprofit blog. NPM360: I noticed that you deal not only with nonprofits but the public sector. MIKE: No, definitely different, but there is this common theme of wanting to do social good – not pushing a product or service down people’s throats with the sole aim of making money. Organizations will have different goals.

[Guest Post] Telling Your Story In the Grant Proposal Budget

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Diane is an accomplished grant professional who's been providing provided grant counsel to nonprofit organizations of all sizes for over a decade. Since starting her firm - DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services, LLC - in 2006, she has secured more than $32 million dollars in competitive grant funds for clients from the government (federal, state, and local) and private foundations. I'm thrilled to introduce you to Diane H. Leonard, GPC.

Grants for Various Different Types of U.S.Organizations' Librarians' Education and Training Needs

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Deadline: September 17, 2012 "Institute of Museum and Library Services Accepting Applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program "The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is accepting applications for the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program. Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau. From The Foundation Center. [If

Grants for Preservation Or Conservation of Nationally Significant Artifacts, Historic Structures, or Sites

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Deadline: May 22, 2009 Applications Available for 2009 Save America's Treasures Program The Federal Save America's Treasures program offers grants for preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant intellectual and cultural artifacts and historic structures and sites. Grants are awarded to federal, state, local, and tribal governments as well as nonprofit organizations through a competitive matching grant program. From The Foundation Center.

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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People gave via social networks, on news websites, and on nonprofits' websites. Online donors tend to be younger than offline donors (boomers or younger) and their gifts average around $100 on nonprofit websites (less on social networks). " Very concerned and hoping to reassure him that our service team would make sure his page could receive donations properly, the man clarified his predicament: "No, the page works fine.

Matching Grants Program for Citizen Based Monitoring Field Work Benefiting American National Forests and Grasslands

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Deadline: January 17, 2012 National Forest Foundation Announces 2012 Matching Awards Program Guidelines The National Forest Foundation , the nonprofit partner of the U.S. Forest Service , works to engage America in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. Organizations new to NFF should keep their first proposal to a moderate sum. All MAP awards require at least a 1:1 cash match of non-federal funds.

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Care2 Impact Prize Awarded to Jamie Biggar of Canadian organization Leadnow

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This was the third annual Care2 Impact Prize, created by Care2 to honor outstanding leaders in the nonprofit sector. In nominating Jamie Biggar for the prize, a distinguished panel of nonprofit sector judges said: "Jamie Biggar is founder and executive director of Leadnow ( www.leadnow.ca ), the Canadian cross-issue advocacy organization built on the MoveOn / 38 Degrees / Avaaz organizing model. Leadnow combines online and face-to-face organizing.

How Do You Measure Up? [Benchmarks Webinar]

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Next Thursday, we''re holding a webinar that will dive into the key findings from the 2013 Blackbaud Online Marketing Benchmark Study – to indicate where your organization''s performance stacks up in relation to your peers, as well as what you can be doing better to speed your journey to online success. How leading nonprofits use benchmarks to optimize their campaigns. To get where you want to be, you need to know where you are today.

Grants to Preserve the U.S.'s Most Significant Endangered Cultural Treasures

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Deadline: May 21, 2010 Save America's Treasures Announces 2010 Funding for Cultural and Historical Artifact Preservation Administered by the National Park Service (NPS) in collaboration with the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities , Save America's Treasures is an annual grant program designed to provide critical investments in the preservation of the nation's most significant and endangered cultural treasures. From The Foundation Center.

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

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million American nonprofits, including trade associations and membership groups, will lose their official "charity" status with the Internal Revenue Service, at midnight on May 15, and thereby lose their tax exemption status. Amazingly, this equates to approximately 25% of all nonprofits being in jeopardy of losing their tax breaks. 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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Can You Lobby for Good?

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According to Lobbying for Good , nonprofit organizations spent $222 million on federal lobbying between 1998 and 2004. As nonprofits, we have to step up our advocacy game. Many nonprofits are confused about the rules and regulations around advocating for structural change. In practice this means that nonprofits CAN: educate constituents and legislators; organize; and, conduct and disseminate research to inform the public about critical issues.

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Grants for Educators From K - 12 through Undergraduate Global Climate Change Studies

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Proposals are invited in the following categories: efforts to improve K-12 teacher competency for global climate change education; efforts that strengthen the teaching and learning about global climate change within formal education systems; and/or efforts that provide opportunities for undergraduate students, pre-service teachers, and/or in-service teachers to actively engage in global climate change science research. From The Foundation Center.

Recently There Are Concerns By and About the IRS and Its Oversight of Political Organizations In This Election Year

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I do not typically write about 501(c)(4)'s but the times being what they are I thought it was not just pertinent current event discussion, but a good example of how the IRS attempts to oversee nonprofit organizations (of each and all kinds). If these organizations seeking charitable status are not providing welfare to the community, that is fine, but they then will be categorized as the appropriate entity and not allowed to raise tax free dollars.

From the Floor: Creating Change for the LGBT community

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Creating Change is the premier annual organizing and skills-building event for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community and their allies. Presenters and participants come from all walks of life, including members of the business community, elected officials, students, faith leaders, and staff and volunteers of nonprofit organizations. Care2 is proud to partner with such great organizations and make a difference for the LGBT community.".

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Doomsday Has Been Rescheduled, But What About The Donations Raised for It?

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In a timely fashion, Rick Cohen, for The Nonprofit Quarterly, on May 23 wrote, Nonprofit Raises Big Bucks For Doomsday - What Now? According to American law, once a donor gives a donation and it is accepted by the nonprofit recipient of that donation it is a legal and binding charity-related fiscal transaction. This is a more interesting question for those of us who give donations to nonprofits, but also for those of us who work with nonprofits.

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Welcome Back to Social Media

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I wanted to share my thoughts published in a recent edition of the Chronicle of Philanthropy on where we are regarding social media and nonprofits. It’s official – we’re all social now.Nine in ten nonprofits use Facebook, smaller but significant numbers have Twitter accounts and their own blogs, and the amount charities raise through social networks is the fastest piece of the overall giving pie. Uncategorized Chronicle of Philanthropy Nonprofits Social Media

Get Social Covered: 13 Lesser Known Social Media Sites for Your NPO

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At the 2014 AFP International Conference on Fundraising in San Antonio, Lisa Chmiola and David Tinker helped us through some of the lesser known social media sites that can help your nonprofit with efficiency and productivity. You can set up an individual page, or one for your organization. How it works for nonprofits: This is a chance for you to link all of your social media profiles into one and give your constituents a real understanding of what makes your organization tick.

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A Hearty Warning That A Second And Perhaps Worse Economic Collapse Looms, Nonprofits

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Second, as this blog exists solely to assist nonprofits (which by virtue of their business model have few resources at their disposal) a warning (even one that might be hasty and unwarranted, in the end) can be prudent if not perhaps ultimately vital. Katz stated in her e-mail, "We believe that now is a crucial moment for nonprofits to be prepared to weather the storm, particularly as social services continue to be cut at the very time they are needed most."

About the Nonprofit's Governing Documents, Especially the Bylaws and How They Can Be A Powerful Tool for the Organization's Success

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The Bylaws and the Articles of Incorporation are the two governing documents that any nonprofit must create when it is being started up, and then it must have on hand as it conducts its business over the life of the organization. As each nonprofit is its own unique entity so must the founding documents be of each organization. Research your federal, state, and local (i.e. the organization''s Constitution, Charter, etc.)

Webinar: Appreciate, Engage and Retain Your Supporters

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In this webinar, Doug Barker (Principal and Co-Founder of Barker & Scott Consulting) and Amy Ganderson (Digital Marketing Director at The Nature Conservancy) will share their ideas, examples and key strategies for making your supporters feel appreciated – and more tied to – your mission and organization. There he provided information technology leadership for this global organization of 3,000 staff in over 400 offices located in 30 countries.

Mission-Based Thinking - Why It Matters, Especially Today - Why It Works, And Examples of It Enabling Organizations That Use It

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Mission-based thinking, a staple of contemporary, professional, nonprofit, best practices, is often discussed and explained but examples are more difficult to locate. In the next post I will then share different examples of how mission based thinking can work, from different points of view within and outside of the nonprofit, and how in doing so, I will demonstrate how empowering, clarifying, and on track it can help an organization to either become or be.