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6331 Module 1

  1. 1. Chapter 1 Gearing Up for Fundraising What You Need to Know
  2. 2. Nonprofit versus Charitable Nonprofit Organizations • Nonprofit organizations may be eligible for certain benefits such as state property, sales, and income tax exemptions. • Nonprofit charitable organizations are set up and operated to improve some part of society without a profit motive. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights
  3. 3. Nonprofit versus Not-for-Profit Organizations • Not-for-Profit organizations are devoted to some sort of activity, such as a hobby. • Nonprofit organizations or agencies are founded for purposes other than profit making. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights
  4. 4. Nonprofit Fundraising Registration • The Federal Trade Commission is the government’s chief consumer protection agency. Laws may vary state to state. • Applicants must submit determination letters, audit paperwork, bylaws, fundraising contracts, IRS 990 forms, notarized signatures, and fees. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights
  5. 5. Unified Registration System, 1997 • The URS was developed to merge the information and date requirements of those states that require registration of nonprofit organizations, which solicit for funds within their jurisdictions. • As of August 2010, 37 states accepted the URS. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights
  6. 6. Three Stages of the URS 1. Assembling an inventory of registration information requirements from all states. 2. Constructing a form which includes all (or most) of these requirements. 3. Persuading states to agree to this “standardized” format as a replacement for their own forms. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights
  7. 7. Unrestricted versus Restricted Funds • Unrestricted funds are available for the agency to use toward any purpose. • Restricted funds are limited to a designated purpose as per the donor’s request or are raised for a specific purpose or project. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights
  8. 8. Temporarily or Permanently Restricted Funds • Temporarily restricted funds have donorimposed restrictions; either by time or purpose. • Permanently restricted funds are also restricted by the donor and never expire. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights
  9. 9. Understanding the Ethics of Fundraising • Agencies may be tempted to seek funding wherever they can find it. • The leaders of the organization must embrace ethical decision-making and recognize the importance of values and ensure that no one individual is to profit from the organization. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights
  10. 10. Some Fundraising Pitfalls • Failing to have a solid team in place. • Failing to motivate the team. • Failing to have a mission statement and set of goals. • Failing to plan, develop evaluation, and seek consultation. • Failing to choose the best fundraisers. © 2013 Pearson Education, Inc. All rights

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