Telling Your Story Using the 990

Tax forms are not the most exciting documents, and the IRS Form 990 is no exception. In my role as Senior Program Analyst at Charity Navigator, I’ve reviewed thousands of 990s. I can definitely say that there’s only so many ways to make “Did the organization contemporaneously document the meetings held or written actions undertaken…

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Does Your Nonprofit Accept Bitcoin Yet?

Why cryptocurrency donations are on the rise.Our friends Alex Wilson and Patrick Duffy, co-founders of The Giving Block, are committed to making it easier for donors and nonprofit organizations to give and receive cryptocurrency donations.Read more »

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Connecting College to Charity: A Crash Course

If we’re being honest, one place that doesn’t come to mind when thinking about charitable giving and volunteering is a college campus. Yet, in my opinion, it should. Universities are the perfect environment to encourage philanthropic activities early on in adulthood.Read more »

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Great Places to Volunteer This Summer

Often, volunteering is seen as an obligation, but it doesn’t have to be extremely time-consuming or boring. The best volunteering opportunities are ones where volunteers are actively engaged and having an amazing experience so that there is a desire for consistent participation. So, this summer, before you say, “I’m bored,” consider these great places to volunteer…

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Top Five Ways To Support Classrooms

Education plays a major role in shaping children’s lives. It provides them with the tools they need to succeed in the career path of their choosing. Classrooms are a place where children can increase their knowledge, engage their curiosity, and expand their horizons. Unfortunately, support for many classrooms is limited. According to The Education Market Association,…

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Nonprofits & For-Profits: A Match Made in Heaven?

Whether it be knowing that their coffee beans are a product of fair trade, or that the packaging they come in is made from recycled products, consumers are increasingly expecting goods and services that fulfill their initial need and attempt to improve the communities that they are profiting from.Partnerships between nonprofits and for-profit organizations are…

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501(c)-What?

You may or may not have heard of the term “501(c)(3),” but it is an important term when it comes to charitable giving.  According to the IRS tax code, an organization with 501(c)(3) status is tax-exempt, which means donations to the organization can be taken as a deduction when it comes time for you to…

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Starting a Nonprofit: More Than Just a Mission Statement

“I’m going to start a nonprofit.” It’s a simple statement, but there’s a significant amount of weight (and work!) behind those words. It isn’t as easy as being passionate about a cause, creating a catchy name, and designing the perfect website. We often forget that nonprofits are essentially businesses. And, a business requires funding and an…

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