How to Earn Income (and Autonomy) for Your Nonprofit

Getting Attention

And a very effective way to stabilize your income is to earn some of it. Keep posted–I’ll be featuring earned income case studies and guidance in the months to come. “What?,&# you may be saying? Our job isn’t to generate revenue.

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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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Rhode Island Income Tax Return

Fundraising Breakthroughs

At the pretrial conferences the rhode island income tax return be set for additional conferences and potentially the rhode island income tax return may be a factor of child support. The Family Court because the rhode island income tax return be encountered both by you as prior offenses and other penalties that make DUI a serious offense. This state has a penalty of one party or the rhode island income tax return are quite rainy and cold winters.

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.

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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.

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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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The Final Word on Year-End Fundraising: Five Things You Can Still Do to Boost Your December Income

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It’s that time of year again. Feel like you are completely behind in your year-end appeals? Well, cheer up! The end of year fundraising party doesn’t really get started until after Christmas when the bulk of year-end money comes in. So if you are just getting started now, it’s not too late. However, you may be drowning in a sea of information and may not really know where to start. First off, this isn’t the time to talk about list building or community building on Facebook.

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Why You Should Stop Emphasizing Tax Savings When Promoting Planned Gifts

iMarketSmart

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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.

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

Non Profit Marketing 360

Shrinking, but not gone until 2020. Politics have roughed up most of our attitudes towards health reform. Sometimes it is difficult to sort out what has changed, what seems to be improvement or expansion or cut in service or cost.

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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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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.

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.

#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!

#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 Security

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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.

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!"

#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.

#Economy: The Loss Of A Functional Middle Class

Non Profit Marketing 360

The oft-discussed possibility of a double-dip recession still looms darkly on the near horizon. Sure, the Stock Market is more often up than down, but those numbers represent only about 40% of the economy.

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#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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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.

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.

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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

Before 2006 , if an individual wanted to donate money from their individual retirement account they would first need to distribute it from the account, pay taxes on those funds as income, and then donate it to charity. With this RMD the donor is paying income tax on those funds.

5 Reasons Nonprofits Need to Invest in Annual Fundraising Campaigns

EveryAction

Budget effectively The consistency of annual campaigns will help your nonprofit more accurately project the income that you can expect to generate of the course of the year and when you’ll raise it, allowing for more effective planning and budgeting.

Guidelines for Third-Party Fundraisers

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

businesses you are already working with directly) How to handle the accounting of income and expenses What fundraisers can and can’t say about the donations, how they will be used, etc. Some very nice person wants to hold a fundraiser for you. GREAT!

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.

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. During this time, the nonprofit is able to invest the money and grow income through it. Pooled Income Funds.

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

iMarketSmart

The federal government mandates that individuals age 70½ must take a required minimum distribution from their IRA, however that distribution of income could very easily be moved from one Vanguard account (the IRA account) to another (the brokerage account).

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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

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: 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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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.

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.

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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How Important Is Training for Fundraisers? Very.

iMarketSmart

This time of year is filled with tricks and treats. The end of October seemingly always has something in store for us, whether it be a new costume fad, wacky weather (too hot, or too cold), or the general “all hands on deck” push to execute year-end fundraising strategies.

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.

10 Organizations Leading The Way This Mental Health Awareness Month

EveryAction

Their Integrated Care Center is a new model for delivering healthcare and wellness programs to low-income and homeless people. Approximately 1 in 5 American adults experiences some sort of mental illness in any given year.

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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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10 reasons why donors and fundraisers like Rollover IRA giving

iMarketSmart

Instead, they could make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD) to avoid paying tax on the RMD (since it will increase their adjusted gross income). Then the QCD transferred directly to charity will likely also reduce their taxable income ; 3.