How to Earn Income (and Autonomy) for Your Nonprofit

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And a very effective way to stabilize your income is to earn some of it. Here’s an example of how that can work for your organization: Public Health Solutions sought to supplement grants and gifts with a more stable income source, and asked me to help develop an earned income stream for them. Keep posted–I’ll be featuring earned income case studies and guidance in the months to come. “What?,&# you may be saying?

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Rhode Island Income Tax Return

Fundraising Breakthroughs

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Can You Tell Your Supporters That a CGA Can Deliver "GUARANTEED" Income or Not?

iMarketSmart

The post Can You Tell Your Supporters That a CGA Can Deliver "GUARANTEED" Income or Not? I attended a local monthly planned giving event a while back and learned a lot about how not to market charitable gift annuities. During the presentation, one of the attendees stood up and gave everyone a thorough dissertation on the dangers of using the words “guaranteed” and “investment” in your charitable gift annuity marketing.

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

Selfish Giving

Today, our legal expert, Karen Wu of Perlman & Perlman , is answering your questions on unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Corporate Partnerships & Unrelated Business Income Tax (UBIT) This FAQ explains key considerations for evaluating whether and when a nonprofit must pay “unrelated business income tax” (UBIT) on the payments it receives in connection with its corporate partnerships. How do we avoid creating taxable income?

Craig Newmark - Income, Nonprofits and Social Media: a Study

Social Media Bird Brain

infographic small nonprofits income social media craig newmark effort outreach nonprofitsPerhaps because relationships are at the heart of a nonprofit's mission, NPs seem to instinctively get that social media transactions are conversation, rather than conversion. When people feel they know you and that you know them, they are more likely to support you. Money in the Equation? But money always comes into the conversation sooner or later, and probably some have wondered if the.

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Can You Tell Your Supporters That a CGA (Charitable Gift Annuity) Can Deliver “GUARANTEED” Income or Not?

iMarketSmart

The post Can You Tell Your Supporters That a CGA (Charitable Gift Annuity) Can Deliver “GUARANTEED” Income or Not? Last week I attended my local monthly planned giving event and learned a lot about how NOT to market CGA’s. John Jensen (Sharpe Group) stood up and gave everyone a thorough dissertation on the dangers of using the words “guaranteed” and “investment” in your charitable gift annuity marketing.

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How to Supplement Gifts & Grants w/Earned Income (Yes -- Charge for It!)

Getting Attention

NJN is doing something really smart -- building an earned income stream by marketing for-fee use of its production facilities and services to carefully-identified target audiences. That's earned vs. unearned (income from donations and grants); a stabilizing source particularly in tough times. Always makes sense to diversify, including income-wise. Tags: Earned Income/Ventures Nancy's Speaking Gigs Nonprofit Communications Unique Approaches

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How to Finesse Incoming Media Calls -- Even When You're Sweating Hard

Getting Attention

Read this article to learn more about what's involved in each step and how to implement them to finesse incoming media calls. Even in today's social media world, one of the key ways organizations get their messages out to key audiences is through the traditional news media. And even with the downsizing of news organizations and mainstream journalism’s shift to the Web, traditional media relations remains vital.

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The State of mHealth in Low and Middle Income Countries

Social Marketing and Social Change

A new white paper entitled Barriers and Gaps Affecting mHealth in Low and Middle Income Countries: Policy White Paper (pdf) has just been produced and released by the Center for Global Health and Economic Development, Earth Institute, Columbia University.

7 big reasons why capacity is so hard to uncover (how the rich hide their wealth)

iMarketSmart

Fundraising best way to hide money from irs charity blog donor cultivation how do the rich hide their income how the rich hide their money how to hide money how to hide wealth from friends Philanthropy philanthropy blog stealth wealth lifestyle stealth wealth stories what is stealth wealthHere’s how the ultra-rich make sure you can’t figure out how much money they really have: They figure out ways to evade taxes entirely.

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Why You Should Stop Emphasizing Tax Savings When Promoting Planned Gifts

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Planned Giving best practices for planned giving charitable gift planning charitable gift taxation charity blog cultivation for major gifts fundraising tips income tax blog post major gift fundraising nonprofit marketing Philanthropy StrategyA well-known speaker once led the opening presentation at the ACGA Annual Symposium right in my backyard— Baltimore, Maryland. In his presentation, he mentioned that about 2.5 million people died in the U.S.

Guess2Give aims to generate new online fundraising income from sponsored events

Giving in a Digital World

The heart of its refreshingly distinctive proposition is that far from competing with traditional event sponsorship fundraising it will actually generate additional income from events as supporters fundraising for their chosen charity set-up both a sponsorship fundraising page and a Guess2Give sweepstake fundraising page.

#Aging: Health-Care Reform Showing Small Advantages For Medicare Recipients

Non Profit Marketing 360

Aging Civics Health Healthcare Independent Living Low-Income National/International News and Current Affairs Newspaper Article Politics Retirement Living Seniors Life Wellness Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services economy Health care Health care reform low-income Medicare Medicare Part D Medicare Part D coverage gapShrinking, but not gone until 2020. Politics have roughed up most of our attitudes towards health reform.

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Grants for Nonprofits Providing Football Fields in Low Income Regions

Seeking Grant Money Today

In addition, all organizations applying for funds must be located specifically and exclusively within NFL Target Markets and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets. From The Foundation Center.

#GRANT: Dell Computers & Dell Foundation Offer Resources For Youth & Environment

Non Profit Marketing 360

” Advocacy Civics Community Development Education: Technology Environment Fundraising Grants Health Low-Income Major Gift Nonprofit Philanthropy Resource Video advocacy Dell Dell computer development Grant Proposal Grant-Making Foundations greening philanthropy Sustainability Trust for Public Land videoDell Computers was founded in 1984 in Austin Texas and it became a worldwide leader in online sales of MSDOS/Windows/x86 computers within a decade.

Grants for Music Programs In Public Schools in Low Income Areas And Nonprofits

Seeking Grant Money Today

Applications will be accepted from public school programs (qualifying for Title I federal funding and serving a minimum of 70 percent low-income students) and nonprofit 501(c)(3) programs directly funding music education (serving students regardless of their ability to pay). From The Foundation Center.

#SOCIALNETWORKS: Twitter Continues To Expand Through Mobile Devices

Non Profit Marketing 360

Also, if we look at incomes and ages, Pew reports that the two largest groups of Twitterers are those under 30 and those between 30 and 49. But by income, those making $30k or less and those making over $75,000 are the two largest participants! Yet those with incomes high enough that they can engage in high-dollar donations come fairly close behind the the under 30s/under $30,000s.

#Philanthropy: President’s Jobs Bill & Tax Proposal Not Warmly Welcomed By Charities

Non Profit Marketing 360

Perhaps the most talked-about realignment pertains to the ‘ Buffett Rule ‘, a popularly-coined term reflecting Warren Buffett’s dismay at paying less income tax than does his secretary. As arguments over what to do with and about the US economy and the federal deficit continue to shed more heat than light, President Obama sought to take the fight back to the Republicans with the ‘American Jobs Act’ announced last week.

#Aging: $450 Billion in Unpaid Care Another Likely Drag On Economy

Non Profit Marketing 360

Parents want to keep their kids in school into their early 20s, for example, even though their counterparts a century often sent their children to work by their early teens – thus bringing much needed income to the family unit. Aging Assisted Living Community Health Healthcare Low-Income National/International News and Current Affairs Newspaper Article Politics Report Seniors Life AARP Associated Press Caregiver Health care Medicare Paul Ryan

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#Aging: Medicare On The Chopping Block Of Debt ‘Compromise’

Non Profit Marketing 360

Aging Health Healthcare Low-Income National/International News and Current Affairs Newspaper Article Opinion Politics Retirement Living Seniors Life Federal Aviation Administration Federal Budget Joe Lieberman Medicare Medicare Rights Center Social SecurityAs most of us raise a sigh of relief that the debt ceiling was raised and a vague compromise to trim $1.2 trillion of the national debt was reached, we should not assume that all government spending will be trimmed equally.

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Grants for Community Health Providing Low Income Communities with Early Breast Cancer Detection Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

Funding is awarded to organizations providing access to clinical breast exams, mammograms, and education for low-income, minority, under-served , under-insured , and uninsured women in the United States. From The Foundation Center. Deadline: August 28, 2009 Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund Invites Applications for Early Detection Programs The Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund has released its 2010 Request for Applications.

Are there other ways to fund your nonprofit?

Fundraising Coach

Board Members Education Opportunities earned incomeHave you ever been asked by a board member, "Isn't there some other way of funding our work rather than asking for money ?" Or have you thought that yourself? Well, NonprofitHub's CEO Randy Hawthorne says, "Yes!" He is experienced at generating revenue for his nonprofit and for others that complement both the nonprofit's mission and the nonprofit's fundraising efforts.

#Economy: The Loss Of A Functional Middle Class

Non Profit Marketing 360

Civics Communications Community Low-Income National/International News and Current Affairs Newspaper Article Opinion Politics Report Web and Print Business Christopher Lasch David Brooks economy Economy of the United States education Great Recession Henry Ford Jeffrey Goldberg Middle class Stock Market Sustainability United States United States EconomyThe oft-discussed possibility of a double-dip recession still looms darkly on the near horizon.

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Grants for Nonprofits Providing Affordable Housing to Very Low to Moderate Income Individuals or Families

Seeking Grant Money Today

Organizations must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status and must develop or maintain affordable housing, or provide housing- related programs and services to very-low, low-, and moderate- income individuals or families. From The Foundation Center.

Grants for Community Revitalization Via Production, Preservation, Or Financing of Low to Moderate Income Housing Units

Seeking Grant Money Today

Home Depot Foundation Offers Support for Affordable Housing Programs Deadline: March 1, 2008 (Letter of Inquiry) The Home Depot Foundation ( [link] ) is dedicated to creating healthy, livable communities through the integration of affordable housing built responsibly, as well as the preservation and restoration of community trees. The foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charities in the United States and to charitable organizations in Canada.

Alert! Missing Middle Donors

Getting Attention

Mix these insights on giving patterns of rich vs. middle- and lower-income donors with Sea Change Strategies’ take— The Missing Middle: Neglecting Middle Donors is Costing You Millions —and you get a clear call to action for every fundraiser and nonprofit communicator. Here’s the data and analysis to help you close your organization’s giving gap: Middle-Income Donors Give MORE of Their Income to Charity than the Wealthy Do.

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Is Your Small NGO Outside of the Donor-Advised Fund Pie?

Social Media Bird Brain

Image from Blue Mountain Community Foundation If your small NGO''s mission deals with the basic needs of your community, you may already know this economy has left you with less to work with and more to work for as middle-class income has stagnated. But did you know that getting those high-income donors could be more difficult than you thought?

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

iMarketSmart

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. The Charitable IRA Rollover allows philanthropic minded individuals to donate without paying taxes on the “income.” What would you do with $2.5

FUNDRAISING PREMIUMS: the discussion continues….

NonProfit Branding

The issue is whether contributor incentives will attract more gift income than you would otherwise receive – and whether that result is worth the effort. The first post in this series listed a bunch of negative attributes. Only two positives. … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Non Profit

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Why micro-donations are the future of fundraising

CrowdRise

But what about your super motivated supporters who don’t have the disposable income to donate month after month? It’s no secret that large gifts from high-wealth donors are important to nonprofit sustainability. Maybe they’re your best volunteers or always give a donation around the holidays, but could they be an untapped source of revenue? News, Research & Trends

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

EveryAction

Annual giving campaigns, sometimes referred to as “cornerstone campaigns,” form the backbone of many nonprofit fundraising programs for good reason; they provide a structure for the yearly schedule and a reliable and predictable source of income, making life easier for Development staff at all levels.

FUNDRAISING PREMIUMS: the discussion continues….

NonProfit Branding

The issue is whether contributor incentives will attract more gift income than you would otherwise receive – and whether that result is worth the effort. The first post in this series listed a bunch of negative attributes. Only two positives. … Continue reading → Fundraising Imprinted Branding Products Non Profit

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FUNDRAISING PREMIUMS: How & Why

NonProfit Branding

So many (or most) use contributor incentives to enhance gift income. Most nonprofit managers believe this: in a perfect world their mission would attract all the revenue they need. They also know the world is not perfect. Premiums can increase … Continue reading → Non Profit

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7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

EveryAction

NILC is a leader in its field by exclusively defending and advancing the rights of low income immigrants. There are nearly 800,000 people protected under Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA paved the way for these children of immigrants to obtain work authorization and relief from deportation, enabling them to go on to universities and build careers and families. With the announcement of DACA’s repeal, the program has stopped accepting new applications.

A Glossary of Key Fundraising Terms, Jargon, and Vocabulary You Need to Know

iMarketSmart

501(c)(3) IRS designation for public serving nonprofit organizations exempt from income tax and eligible to receive tax-deductible gifts. 501(c)(4) IRS designation for advocacy organizations (nonprofit organizations exempt from income tax but not eligible to receive tax-deductible gifts because they engage in advocacy-type efforts). Every profession has its fair share of jargon. Fundraising, and nonprofits in general, are no exception.

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FUNDRAISING PREMIUMS: How & Why

NonProfit Branding

So many (or most) use contributor incentives to enhance gift income. Most nonprofit managers believe this: in a perfect world their mission would attract all the revenue they need. They also know the world is not perfect. Premiums can increase … Continue reading → Non Profit

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Planned Giving 101: What Nonprofits Need to Know

EveryAction

Planned Giving most often takes one of four forms, bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts, and pooled income funds. A somewhat more complicated process, charitable gift annuities are contracts between a donor and a nonprofit in which the donor gives a large amount of money in exchange for the nonprofit’s promise to pay the donor a fixed annual income for life, or some other mutually agreed-upon period of time. Pooled Income Funds.

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Top Fundraising Ideas for Health Related Non-profit Organizations

Exactask Marketing

If your non-profit hasn’t updated its fundraising structure in several years, you may be missing out sources of income that will be easy to add on. Because of the always changing political climate, it can be scary to think about where funding will come from in future years. One way to mitigate the effects of major changes is to diversify your fundraising channels. Switching up your fundraising strategies can be effective. There are a few ways to do this.

Pinterest Primer for Nonprofits

ImpactMax

The demographics of Pinterest–82% females with higher education and income levels–hold a lot of promise for nonprofits. Flickr: stevegarfield. My name is Gayle Thorsen…and I’m a Pinterest addict. Me and 21 million other users, more and more of whom are nonprofit organizations. That combined with the fact that it now drives more referral traffic than Twitter doesn’t hurt. (It

Success in the data: customer success story with iMentor

CrowdRise

iMentor is an organization devoted to a powerful educational initiative supporting mentorships between high school students in low-income communities and college-educated volunteer mentors. Their goal is to help these young people stay the course for success through graduation and college. iMentor does this through weekly conversations and monthly meetings, case management, and guidance counseling.

Donor-advised Funds Are Misunderstood, Bound to Be Regulated, and Not Going Anywhere

iMarketSmart

“Have you read this one?”. “Zach, hold on I didn’t even finish the other articles you sent me yet.” ” I guess I was being a bit overwhelming. Okay, yeah, I’m sorry. It’s just there is SO much out there on DAFs right now. It’s hard to keep up.”. I was peppering my colleague, Jeff Giannotto with articles on donor-advised funds in preparation for his webinar on DAFs. For the past few weeks, Jeff and I had both been staying up to date with relevant donor-advised fund news.

Here's 28 Reasons Why Your Nonprofit Should Switch to EveryAction

EveryAction

Whether its bequests, charitable gift annuities, trusts, and pooled income funds, EveryAction allows for tracking and management of legacy gifts within your donor database. #12. Thousands of nonprofits use EveryAction every day to raise money, manage offline fundraising through pledges and grants, send emails, run nonprofit digital advocacy campaigns, and so much more. If you're not already an EveryAction user, here's 50 reasons to make the switch today. #1.

11 reasons why donors and organizations love charitable gift annuities

iMarketSmart

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