Keeping the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) happy is no easy chore, one that is sometimes made more difficult by terminology that IRS examiners understand but that a normal human can’t comprehend.
Special event auctions can be big for fundraising, but somebody thinks they can be much, much bigger.
Members of the Greatest Generation, and maybe even Baby Boomers, are willing to show a little patience, understanding that some things take time.
Because funders are looking for concrete evidence of results, hard data — quantitative information that can be tallied or measured — rules in the world of grants. “Sure, we want to be able to prove that our work is producing measurable, positive change,” said Barbara Floersch, executive director of The Grantsmanship Center, in Los Angeles, Calif.
It isn’t nearly enough to have an online presence any more. Now, there’s Search Engine Optimization (SEO), meaning a page or site has to pop up in a lot of ways, with a minimum of hassle.
Getting information about donors can be a tricky job, but having the knowledge can be a big help for fundraisers. It’s always good to know what they’re thinking.
Even the most meticulously planned enterprise can require adjustment at some time or another, from minor tweaking to a major overhaul.
Peter K. Studner has two questions for you: What happened? And, would you like to recapture that TGIM (thank God it’s Monday) spirit?
The basic nonprofit framework works something like this: A donor gives to the organization and the organization goes about its mission.
No one wants to go through Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit. Even an honest error can trigger one and that exacts a cost in time, resources and possibly, reputation.