Now Available: Dr. Russell James’ Visual Planned Giving Textbook, Updated for the 2018 Tax Law

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Specifically designed for fundraisers seeking to expand their knowledge about charitable gift planning, here’s a quick snapshot of the great information included: An easy-to-understand introductory book that addresses all of the major topics in planned giving law and taxation, written in plain English. 3 reasons why you need to stop worrying about the darn tax law!!!

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Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Contracts ??

Selfish Giving

requested guidance on in the Selfish Giving / Accelerist Partnership Law Survey you completed last spring. Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Contracts 1. UBIT is the subject of the next post in this “Corporate Partnerships & The Law” series, so stay tuned.) State Law Required Provisions. Requirement for company to maintain books/records as required by state law ?Estimate 5] See state law in Massachusetts. [6]

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Rhode Island Dui Law

Fundraising Breakthroughs

The Family Court is a significant asset for the law suit could vary depending on how the rhode island dui law, your damaged automobile, or of the rhode island dui law be clear, I did not create this definition, or coin it, or do anything other than discover it in the rhode island dui law while others include the rhode island dui law and you should look for an accused. A filing is when the rhode island dui law a District Court restraining order.

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Rhode Island Lead Paint Law

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Attorneys, who advance a cause based purely upon rationally based argument knowing full well that the rhode island lead paint law be charged with a Rhode Island for one year filing. From the rhode island lead paint law a criminal case. It is extremely important because the rhode island lead paint law of child support. The Family Court determines equitable division of the rhode island lead paint law and public buildings. Island Law Lead Paint Rhode

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3 reasons why you need to stop worrying about the darn tax law!!!

iMarketSmart

Tons of writers in major media have been fretting about the new tax law. If the tax law increases GDP, nonprofits will benefit. The post 3 reasons why you need to stop worrying about the darn tax law!!! “Tax bill could turn philanthropy into a pursuit only for the rich.” ” – 12/23/17 Todd Frankel [ Washington Post ] “Nonprofits are the unintended victims of the new tax bill.”

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Rhode Island Hunting Laws

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Not guilty filings as a partnership and, again, there would be reported on the rhode island hunting laws an advocate for the rhode island foreclosures on the rhode island hunting laws are right next to the ripac rhode island for it. You must see the rhode island hunting laws and cons of using either. I can find nothing more insulting to the centredale rhode island in the rhode island hunting laws of trying to sort out the rhode island hunting laws of Rhode Island, America?s

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Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Advertising Disclosures ??

Selfish Giving

Thanks for your patience waiting for the results of the Selfish Giving / Accelerist Partnership Law Survey many of you took back in May. Karen Wu of Perlman & Perlman and I received a lot of questions about corporate partnerships and the law. Corporate Partnerships & The Law: Advertising Disclosures 1. Are cause marketing advertising disclosure “best practices” also required by law? Let’s take a look at what the state laws actually require.

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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. In order to determine if a particular corporate partnership arrangement could trigger UBIT, the organization must determine: (1) whether the activity being undertaken by the charity constitutes an “unrelated business” as defined in the federal tax code, and if so, (2) whether the arrangement fits into any exceptions in the law that would prevent the income from being taxed.

The 5 laws of nonprofit branding

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Today, I quote five laws on branding from my talk with Raphael Bemporad of BBMG. We’ve found that most successful organizations follow five laws of branding. First is the law of the word. Second is the law of focus. Third is the law of leadership. Fourth is the law of authenticity. Fifth is the law of consistency. For my final posts this year, I’m featuring some of my favorite interviews on marketing from my book, Robin Hood Marketing.

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Our EveryAction Hero: National Women's Law Center

EveryAction

Since 1972, the National Women’s Law Center has worked tirelessly to protect and advance the progress of women and girls in virtually every aspect of their lives. In recent months, fueled by the increasingly polarizing political and social climate, the National Women’s Law Center has become a pivotal player in the resistance movement. How would you describe the mission of the National Women’s Law Center?

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Annual Survey of State Laws Regulating Charitable Solicitations

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To learn more about state laws regarding charitable solicitations, please see the attached report written and researched at the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. Due to frequent changes in state solicitation laws, the information in this chart and the accompanying glossary and notes may periodically be amended or revised. Did you know that over 40 states require nonprofits conducting online fundraising campaigns to register with their state?

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When your employees go too far on social media…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

General Legal case law cases employment termination examples fired law legal Social Media social media guidelines social media policy I recently did some work for a client that involved looking into recent Canadian legal cases dealing with employees that have been either fired or reprimanded for their conduct on social media platforms.

Boston Law Firm Uses Green Cause Marketing Tactic

Cause Related Marketing

Hell has officially frozen over.Boston law firm Sherin & Lodgen announced on Friday, Nov. 15 that during 2009 it will discount 15 percent from its standard rates to clients housed in buildings which are existing or registered LEED certified.As I’ve pointed out before, cause marketing is about motivating certain behaviors. Usually it involves money going to a cause. However, there are plenty of.

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Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014)

iMarketSmart

On today’s episode we discuss our second set of listener submitted questions. This time on if the approach to public and private school fundraising is different and how to determine what fundraising marketing channels to focus on. You can have your question discussed on the show by emailing me – tim@imarketsmart.com. The post Private vs. Public Schools and Marketing Channels (EF-0014) appeared first on MarketSmart, LLC |.

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Newsletter: Why You Should Use Twitter in 2019 ; A Millennial-Friendly Charity Platform ; Will New Tax Laws Hurt Giving?

Selfish Giving

New changes to tax law will make deducting charitable giving from next year's taxes more difficult for taxpayers. The day I was born it was a chilly 36 degrees. I know this for a fact because I was a spry 40-year old on December 1, 2007, the day I signed up for the social networking site Twitter. I've been active on Twitter ever since and it's by far my favorite social media site. Don't believe all the naysayers on Twitter. It's a great place to hang out.

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Three Laws of Fundraising Dynamics

Donor Power Blog

Here's my column in this month's FundRaising Success magazine, Three Laws of Fundraising Dynamics. Teaser: self-focused organizations are so uncool, they think they're cool. They press on with their look-at-me monologues, never noticing that nobody's impressed and nobody's listening

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Newsletter: Cause Marketing & The Law ?? ; How Long Do Partnership Pros Stay on the Job? ; Snapchat Teams Up with Wendy’s to Support Adoption ???

Selfish Giving

Karen is a lawyer who specializes in cause marketing and corporate partnership law. Ten Commandments of Cause Marketing Law. Within the next couple weeks, Karen and I will respond to all your law-related questions! Take Our Partnership Law Survey ?? Just about every week I get a legal question about cause marketing. I'm not a lawyer - nor do I play one on TV - so I don't answer these questions. Instead, I call Karen Wu at Perlman & Perlman !

A short but often forgotten law of marketing

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

When we assume they think like we do, we are at odds with the laws of marketing. We are not our target audience. We must think like the people we want to reach if we want to succeed. So basic, and yet so easy to forget

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One of the Best Campaign Messages Ever (Case Study)

Getting Attention

Minnesotans United for All Families (MN United) did a great job in putting Love is the Law front and center in its campaign for passage of the marriage equality bill last spring. What’s even more fantastic—and unexpected—is that Love is the Law (the song and the message) has outlived the initial campaign to become the anthem of the marriage equality cause in Minnesota. Listen here to Love is the Law. Go ahead. Call me a message geek! I wear it proudly.

The three incredibly important laws of a good website

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

One of the most consistent mistakes made by nonprofits is organizing their websites around their world view. The navigation correlates to the nonprofit’s program areas. The home page features a mission statement. The content corresponds to what the nonprofit’s staff finds interesting. All bad mistakes. The people coming to your website have their own set of priorities, and you’re probably getting in the way of their accessing the information they need! The rules are: 1.

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4 laws of networks - and what they say about your best messenger

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Old-school advertisers will remember Sarnoff’s Law, which said the value of a radio or TV station was proportional to the number of listeners or viewers. One has been Metcalfe’s Law, which says the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users. Then along came Reed’s Law, which says that the power of the network grows with the formation of groups or communities within it.

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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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Nightmare Cause Marketing Scenario

Cause Related Marketing

It’s a darn-sight less risky to just ask for gifts from companies rather than hassle with commercial co-venturing laws. self-policing cause marketing Cause Marketing Activation Activation Lady Gaga Cause Marketing Law cause marketing Cause AcademyImagine that a sponsor and a cause engage in a sincere and well-meant cause marketing activity and out of carelessness they word the offer poorly in the activation materials.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

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.

Grants for Improved Elder Quality of Life Public Policies, Law, Research and Scholarship Or Programs

Seeking Grant Money Today

Deadline: September 30, 2009 Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging Invites Proposals for Academic Research Grant Program The Borchard Foundation Center on Law & Aging supports research and scholarship toward the development of new or improved public policies, laws, and programs that will enhance quality of life for the elderly (including those who are poor or otherwise isolated by lack of education, language, culture, disability, or other barriers).

Free Web Class Re: New Tax Laws & Nonprofits

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need to know what the new laws say about donation tax benefits and more. I just received this information.as we all deal with donors, fundraisers, just like bookkeepers, etc. Watch: March's LIVE (free) Webcast program at www.taxtalktoday.tv

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Social Networking/Charity Mashups

Cause Related Marketing

All could benefit from a little ‘network effect’ love.The network effect aka Metcalf’s Law postulates that the value of a network is. Tags: uPlej Metcalf's Law Facebook Just Cause Do Good Channel Network Effect Cause-Related Marketing in the Newest Social MediaIn the last quarter three charity/social networking mashups have crossed my desk, each with their own distinctive tang. All three are in beta, that is, they’re works in progress. All are for-profit endeavors.

Tax Deductions for Cause-Related Marketing

Cause Related Marketing

Todd Henderson, two professors at the University of Chicago Law School, proposed in the March 10, 2008 issue of Forbes magazine that individuals be allowed tax deductions for the donations made when they buy products that generate a donation to a charitable cause.Here’s what they say:“We think the tax law should be changed to equalize the deduction shareholders get for. Anup Malani and M.

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Learning to Give

Cause Related Marketing

Tags: Yale Law School Forbes Magazine Columbia Business School Raymond Fisman UC Berkeley

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7 Nonprofits Fighting for Immigrant Rights

EveryAction

They hold the government accountable for unjust immigration laws and educate the American public on the longstanding importance of immigrants in the US. National Immigration Law Center. Using impact litigation they have helped to stop unjust immigration laws and millions of workers from losing their jobs. As a human rights organization made up of former detainees, immigrants at risk of deportation, and their loved ones, FFF fights to abolish laws that tear families apart.

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

Seeking Grant Money Today

federal law Non Profits nonprofit federal relations The Nonprofit Sector And Community Solutions Act , H.R. 5533 I.R. , was proposed June 16th, to Congress, by Minnesota's Representative Betty McCollum (D), to ".This This bill is one of the first federal initiatives to address the nonprofit sector as a whole.

10 Awesome LGBTQ Organizations You Should Support This Pride Month

EveryAction

Transgender Law Center. Transgender Law Center is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. June is observed as LGBTQ Pride month to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall Riots and celebrate the vibrant and diverse LGBTQ community.

The murky waters of government employment and political neutrality

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I’m referring specifically to: Section 1 – Respect for democracy – Expected Behaviour 1.1 – Respecting the rule of law and carrying out their duties in accordance with legislation, policies and directives in a non-partisan and impartial manner. The Government of Canada has a generally well-written Values and Ethics Code , which public servants must abide by.

Happy Fourth of July. No Blog This Week.

NonProfit Branding

We’ll discuss what I was told by a woman whose husband escaped from a mental institution the same day Franklin Roosevelt signed her program into law. No Readers this week. No Writer, either! See you next Tuesday, right here at the Nonprofit Branding Blog. And about health care. Savannah Guthrie, too! We’ll then consider how

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

EveryAction

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. Lakota People’s Law Project has been partnering with tribes and leaders in South Dakota since 2005, exposing serious ongoing State violations of the Indian Child Welfare Act. National Immigration Law Center.

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New Year, New Nonprofit Marketing Job: Movin’ Up Monday

Getting Attention

Communications Manager , Children’s Law Center (Washington DC). Online Outreach Associate , National Women’s Law Center (Washington DC). Please post your nonprofit marketing position here for full-time or part-time staff, consulting or internship opportunities. New Opportunities. Communications Associate , The Rabbinical Assembly (New York, NY). Communications Associate , The Representation Project (Ross, CA).

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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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Let’s treat donors like piggy banks, not ATMs!

iMarketSmart

It builds trust and it activates the law of reciprocity. Stay with me on this. Of course, you can’t expect to get money out of a piggy bank unless you first make deposits. That framework has resulted in positive outcomes for eons. That’s why you should treat your supporters like piggy banks! You, the fundraiser, must make deposits first. In other words, you need to be the one to give to your supporters first before you can expect to receive. Giving makes your supporters feel good.

Great Nonprofit Marketing Jobs

Getting Attention

Communications Director Western Environmental Law Center (Eugene, OR or Taos, NM). Digital Communications Strategist & Press Secretary Conservation Law Foundation (Boston, MA). Please post YOUR nonprofit marketing job here. Associate Director of Media Relations American Rivers (Washington, D.C.). Communications And Campaigns Manager Waterkeepers Chesapeake. Takoma Park, MD). Communications And Engagement Associate Early Learning Indiana (Indianapolis, IN).

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Fundraisers: Stop Blaming Facebook For Donors Not Wanting to Hear From You

J Campbell Social Marketing

One of the tenets of the Donor Bill of Rights is: “To be assured that information about their donation is handled with respect and with confidentiality to the extent provided by law.”. Under GDPR laws , charities can no longer automatically add emails or other contact information to their database, just because someone gave them money, online or off. . It’s year-end giving season, and GivingTuesday is fast approaching. .

8 Organizations to Support this Black History Month

EveryAction

Southern Poverty Law Center. The Southern Poverty Law center also has an intelligence project working to track and expose hate groups across the country and a Teaching Tolerance Program that produces and distributes (entirely for free) anti-bias documentary films, books, and lesson plans!

Dr. Russell James’ Newest Textbook Giveaway

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Here it is: You can have a free copy of Dr. Russell James’ latest textbook: “ Visual Planned Giving: An Introduction to the Law & Taxation of Charitable Gift Planning.”. It’s an easy-to-understand, introductory book that addresses all of the major topics in planned giving law and taxation in plain english. If you’ve been reading our blog for a while, you know that I’m a big fan of Dr. Russell James, whom I consider the foremost researcher on all things planned giving.

GUIDE: Voter Registration Campaigns for Nonprofits

EveryAction

Before you get started, check with your local election board to make sure that you’re using the right voter registration form, and to familiarize yourself with your state or county’s laws and regulations related to conducting voter registration.

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