Choosing a Board for Your Nonprofit

The Selection Process For The Board of Directors You have a mission that you are passionate about fulfilling, and you have decided to start a nonprofit organization to do just that. One of the first measures to undertake toward achieving that goal is the selection of the initial Board of Directors for the organization. While […]

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Three Reasons Why You Need Your 501(c)(3) Status

What is a 501(c)(3)? Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code states that there are 29 types  of non-profits that can be exempt from federal income taxes. Section 503 sets out the requirements for meeting the exemptions. A 501(c)(3) organization is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization and one of the most common types of […]

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How Marketing Strategies Can Help Grow Your Non-profit

Marketing Your Non Profit Most nonprofit organizations view promotion and advertising as a luxury that they cannot afford. So they decide to pick a concept of marketing that they do not understand. Unfortunately, this usually results in ineffective promotion and poor results. You should assess your potential target market and the foundation’s goals and mission to […]

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Four Helpful Hints to Grow Your Foundation

Tips for a successful foundation or nonprofit organization Congratulations! You have an amazing idea for making this world a better place. The good news is that starting a charity or foundation is not that hard to do if you have a plan, the right resources, and help from hard working employees and volunteers.  This can […]

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Fully Contributing Non Profit Boards: An Essential Element of Board Performance

Often times grassroots nonprofits spend time exploring ways to become more effective. The most common areas of evaluation seem to be mission clarity, program development and implementation, staff training, fundraising, and mission based marketing. One area, however, that may not be so deeply investigated is Board performance. Board leadership is a success factor for organizations […]

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An Overview of the Various 501(c)(3) Sections

Many nonprofit organizations are 501(c)(3)s, or pending to become one. This is because under the Title 26, Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, certain nonprofits are exempt from paying some federal taxes. Nonprofits and churches with exemption may also more easily apply for grants. Though not all funders require it of nonprofits–proof […]

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5 Important Facts About the 990 Tax Form

Form 990 Tax Preparation 990 Tax Form knowledge to keep your 501c3 in compliance It’s that time of year again. Everyone is gathering their financial documents and preparing for their annual filing with the IRS. If you’re running a tax-exempt organization, the 990 tax form should be in that mix. Here are five of the […]

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