Year-end donation processing

Robert Weiner

As the calendar year draws to an end, charities (and ideally, donors) are focused on year-end donations and tax deductions. When in doubt, contact an attorney who specializes in nonprofit law or contact the IRS for a ruling. ). Let's say the following donations will be processed by different nonprofits in the United States on Jan. A voice mail donation via credit card left December 29 (yes, it happens). An online donation made on December 31st.

Ask a Nonprofit Specialist: What does the repeal of Arizona's solicitation law mean to my nonprofit?

ASU Lodestar Center

The Arizona legislature recently passed legislation that repeals Arizona’s solicitation registration laws and the requirement that nonprofit organizations file annual solicitation registration or renewal forms with the Secretary of State. Most states typically regulate nonprofit organizations through solicitation laws that are concerned with charitable solicitations from the general public. posted by. Anne Byrne , Professional-in-Residence, ASU Lodestar Center.

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Biker Philanthropy: TechSoup Revs Up Donated Computer Programs for Kids

Tech Soup Blog

We have ventured into setting up computer labs now, along with donations to education. Their work is straightforward: fix up donated computers and give them to needy children. He called Reaster and asked him to get it running again, so he could donate it. He got several and began refurbishing and donating them. Back in my 20s, I was a law enforcement officer. Several computer donations have come from Raymond James Financial in St.

What Should I Do About Junk Hardware Donations?

Tech Soup Blog

We love to get donations, but what do you do when they’re junk? Donation Horror Stories on Facebook. — but sometimes their good intentions mean junk donations for your nonprofit. Every single machine was several years old when it was donated three to five years ago. Also, the donated tech made us feel like we couldn't/shouldn't buy new machines when we could get them donated, but the truth is, we can't compete without competent technology!

Great reads from around the web on January 26th

Amy Sample Ward

That’s because Apple doesn’t allow nonprofits or other organizations to include a direct donation system in the phone’s applications, so the only way to give is to go to a charity’s Web site, a cumbersome process with a small phone-size keyboard. " roundup apple bookmarks casestudies contest development law list mobile nonprofit policy postalicious privacy resources socialmedia strategy twitter

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8 Nonprofits Championing Environmental Sustainability on Earth Day

Classy

Gifts donated through the organization’s dedicated donation page celebrate parks on Earth Day 2021 and well beyond it. All donors have an option to give to the cause all year through regular and recurring donations. Southern Environmental Law Center.

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

EveryAction

Donate | Stay Informed | Twitter | Facebook. Donate | Take Action | Volunteer | Twitter | Facebook. Donate | Volunteer | Advocate | Twitter | Facebook. Donate | Stay Informed | Twitter | Facebook. Donate | Volunteer | Twitter | Facebook. Donate | Stay Informed | Twitter | Facebook. Donate | Twitter | Facebook. Donate | Advocate | Twitter | Facebook. Southern Poverty Law Center. Donate | Stay Informed | Twitter | Facebook.

Is Privacy for Everyone (Including Donors) Dead?

Bloomerang

However, Page and Brin believed that they could create a better system to rank the relationships between websites. The new system was initially called BackRub because of the backlinking. The US Constitution enshrines privacy into law.

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What is the distinction between social media for charity and social good/systemic change?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

The term " social good " implies that there is social impact, a change of behavior on the ground or systemic change. Obviously this isn't systemic, societal change. Lina Srivastava says much better: As a sector, we still have work to do to clarify the distinction between charity and social good/systemic change. benrigby : Yunus defines a "social business" which is a for profit - doesn't rely on donations/funding.

Why Apple isn't the Nonprofit App Grinch | Nonprofit Trends with.

sgEngage

Her thoughts on Apple’s ban on donations in iPhone apps recently appeared in The New York Times. Should Apple allow donations to nonprofits in their iPhone applications? Getting Mobile Donations Right Is building an iPhone app the best use of a nonprofit’s resources? There are plenty of well documented and researched usability issues with nonprofit donations forms that can be improved to get better results right now.

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2020 Association Technology Trends And Predictions

Nimble AMS

Just as Tesla aims to reimagine an everyday item like the car, associations will reimagine their use of key technology such as their association management software (AMS) systems. They’ll turn to systems with modern functionality like workflow automation and artificial intelligence (AI).

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10 Nonprofits to Support on World Humanitarian Day

EveryAction

Since 1922, they have put significant international pressure on governments to enforce and enact laws that defend women’s rights. Operating under the basic principle of “all people have fundamental human rights,” Amnesty has established a record of winning critical protections for individuals and systemic change affecting millions. Donate | Twitter | Facebook. August 19 is World Humanitarian Day, an annual reminder that humanitarian crises around the world are far from over.

4 Tips to Get Your Nonprofit Ready For Tax Season

Achieve

Research any changes to the tax system and how they’ll impact you. . Now, let’s dive into the tax forms and systems that you need to concern yourself with. . Nonprofits must also follow state compensation laws and provide required benefits to their employees. .

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MPayy discusses transaction costs in the nonprofit sector | Non-Profit Tech Blog

Confessions of a Non-Profit Executive Director

In other words, only $0.93-0.9525 of each dollar of a donation actually reaches the charity. Network for Good, in fact, doesn’t actually get permission from charities, but rather has an opt-out program if charities do not wish to have Network for Good collect donations for them. It’s a known practice that online donation processors make a bit of money on the float. What’s important to a non profit is the ability to track the incoming donations correctly.

5 Website Features All New Nonprofits Should Know and Use

Get Fully Funded

Many of these elements can be added to your website relatively easily with the write content management system (CMS), but if you find yourself running into technical issues, don’t be afraid to reach out to a professional nonprofit web design agency. Offering multiple donation/membership tiers.

Sticker Shock: The Dangers of Free Website Building & Hosting for Non-Profits

Byte Technology

There are laws in place dictating that free website builders and hosts are duty-bound to have safeguards in place to keep your site secure. They are incredibly lax at creating regular backups for your site’s content or checking your system for security breaches. And this should be particularly terrifying for those NPOs that accept online donations, as supporter’s financial information could be at grave risk along with an organization’s reputation.

4 Nonprofits Using Office 365 To Further Their Missions

TechImpact

As of last Tuesday, Microsoft Citizenship is donating Office 365 to eligible nonprofits in 41 countries! Women’s Law Project. The Women’s Law Project relied heavily on on-premise servers for email and file sharing, which were taking more and more time to maintain over the years, and at times were not reliable. As a small foundation, with 9 full-time members, the Women’s Law Project needed a better and more cost-effective solution.

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA bill

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law. Ironically, many of these users might buy commercial ebooks, but the anti-piracy technology built into many ebook systems are not compatible with the technology these users employ to get the books in Braille or synthetic speech. No more donations to our charity. Benetech, is a leading nonprofit organization based in Silicon Valley.

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Martin Luther King Day 2015

VisionLink

The community operating system of VisionLink is built to enable the operational connections between needs and assets across our nation''s communities. this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl.

5 Actionable Ways to Prevent Profit Leaks

NonProfit Hub

With an applicant tracking system in place, nonprofit managers can dramatically reduce recruitment spending. Compliance is a huge job, especially if there’s only one person trying to keep up with ever-changing laws. Human capital management systems can be helpful in maintaining compliance by streamlining financial data. To gather this information, managers need to have an accounting system that pulls accurate data from all sources, including payroll and core HR.

Martin Luther King Day 2013

VisionLink

The community operating system of VisionLink is built to enable the operational connections between needs and assets across our nation''s communities. this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will, to be rightful, must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal laws must protect, and to violate would be oppression. As we do several times a year, we pass along this essay from Stan Stahl.

Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

Tech Soup Blog

Both laptops come preloaded with Microsoft Office 2010, a Windows operating system, and Microsoft Security Essentials. The Challenge is open to all nonprofits in the United States of America who have used TechSoup's donated products or educational resources in the past. (a) states of Maryland, North Dakota and Vermont; the Canadian province of Québec; and in any and all jurisdictions where skill contest advertising promotions are prohibited or restricted by law.

A Jargon-Free Guide to Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies (L3C)

NonProfit Hub

Other examples have included farmers’ markets, newspapers, law groups and art centers. Though L3Cs are socially conscious, they’re not tax-exempt , and donations and investments are not tax-deductible. This is one of the requirements for L3Cs the law puts forth for this business model. On the other hand, there are some kinks that still need to be worked out with the L3C system. So you want to start an organization that benefits a specific cause. Great!

How To Create A WordPress Website For Nonprofits On A Budget

Nonprofits Source

Before we dive in let’s first explain the value a website can bring to capturing donations online and spreading awareness to your mission. Take a look at the phrase “ where to donate furniture.” A website serves as a hub for these activities, thereby centralizing traffic to a single page or a series of pages that drive results in the form of conversions (newsletter subscriptions, event signups, or donations).

The Xpocalypse Is Upon Us!

Tech Soup Blog

After that date, Microsoft will no longer provide security updates for Windows XP, leaving the operating system open to malware attacks. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) , the HIPAA Security Rule specifically requires that you protect patient information with system patches and updates, which will not exist for Windows XP after April 8. TechSoup Software and Hardware Donations. Upgrading Windows Operating Systems FAQ.

A Brief History of Nonprofit Organizations (And What We Can Learn)

NonProfit Hub

During this time, we saw policies such as child labor laws, suffrage for women and prohibition. The release of Andrew Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth in 1889 promoted the idea of owing a duty to society, and encouraged donating to causes. The two developed a system of fundraising that had never been seen before: setting a time limit on their campaign for constructing a new building in Washington D.C., billion in donations for nonprofits in 2012 and has only been growing since.

Bringing Millions of Books to Billions of People: Making the Book Truly Accessible

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature…” These great qualities of ideas led to our legal system regulating the propagation of ideas differently than physical objects. Today, the Marrakesh Treaty has been ratified by more than thirty countries, and went into international effect and law as of last year.

Your Credit Card Processing Questions, Answered!

Tech Soup Blog

During one of our February webinars, Processing Payments for Good , we had a very inquisitive and active audience wanting to understand the finer details about how to get the best, safest, and most effective system for processing credit cards for their organizations. In your experience, to what extent does instituting a sustaining donor program increase donations? We’ve seen that a sustaining donor program can easily double donation amounts.

Overcoming the Government-Nonprofit Dependency

ASU Lodestar Center

The Complexity and Instability of Federal Funding – Bureaucracy and complex systems can hinder Social Service organizations’ abilities to apply, receive and spend government funds as intended. Changes in Government Regulations & Laws – While some governmental changes can be beneficial to Social Service nonprofit organizations, such as the Edward M Kennedy Serve America Act of 2009 , others can have a negative impact, such as the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).

Why I’m Scared of the SOPA Bill by Jim Fruchterman

Beth Kanter

We’re against piracy, and have made commitments to authors and publishers to encourage compliance with copyright law. Ironically, many of these users might buy commercial ebooks, but the anti-piracy technology built into many ebook systems are not compatible with the technology these users employ to get the books in Braille or synthetic speech. No more donations to our charity. Flickr Photo by DonkeyHotey.

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Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup

Beth Kanter

One unique idea is in the area of donor advice, for example developing a personal assistant for donors to help them decide where to donate. Or has she restates it: How can we design automated systems that help us become heroic, elevated centaurs, rather than demoralized, disposable gnomes working within the gears of an automated but inefficient machine? The medical field is also subject to strict health and privacy laws for safeguarding patient data.

Microsoft’s Networked Approach To Accelerating Social Change Through Technology

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Earlier this month, I had an opportunity to attend Microsoft’s “Accelerator Summit ,” a day of conversation with Microsoft employees, partners, academics, journalists, and bloggers about their corporate citizenship program. Their strategy focuses on technology and partnerships that can accelerate systemic on the ground social change and economic issues. We embed the product donation with a connection to the community and capacity building.&#.

New! Build and Operate Online Stores with Shopify

Tech Soup Blog

Now available at TechSoup: Build your own online store with donated services from the Shopify Donation Program. Easily manage inventory and content : You can use Shopify's content management system to manage products in your inventory and create pages and blog posts on your Shopify site. Laws for Organizations that Accept Online Payments. Shopify helps you set up and run a store on a new or existing website, where you control the design, layout, and content.

Share Your Green Tech Story and Win a Laptop or Tablet!

Tech Soup Blog

Both laptops come preloaded with Microsoft Office 2010, a Windows operating system, and Microsoft Security Essentials. The Challenge is open to all nonprofits in the United States of America who have used TechSoup's donated products or educational resources in the past. (a) states of Maryland, North Dakota and Vermont; the Canadian province of Québec; and in any and all jurisdictions where skill contest advertising promotions are prohibited or restricted by law.

Research Friday: Government contracting part II: Adapting in an era of less

ASU Lodestar Center

Anyone who joins the Board now has clearly defined roles and willingly makes a personal donation in addition to actively fundraising.". For an organization that has traditionally been in the business of managing contracts and reimbursements, tapping into new revenue streams will require new skill sets and systems (translation: time and money). Systems-level collaboration. exceed $37,000 per year with ER visits, public assistance programs, law. posted by.

Great reads from around the web on July 1st

Amy Sample Ward

Where previously people mainly donated to reputable charities who sent them donation requests, or in response to a disaster, now people are spontaneously giving to ad-hoc fundraisers online. A detailed, and somewhat confusing, chart published by Facebook on its website on Tuesday depicts how reports of various infractions are routed through the company and lays out all the potential outcomes, which can range from an account being disabled to Facebook alerting law enforcement."

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Facebook Ad Platform

Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology

Of course, there are huge privacy issues, here, and one law professor thinks the ads are illegal. And, if Facebook offered in-kind donations of ads – similar to Google, I’m sure that nonprofits would flock to it. Home About Me Subscribe Zen and the Art of Nonprofit Technology Thoughtful and sometimes snarky perspectives on nonprofit technology Facebook Ad Platform November 13, 2007 It always takes me a bit to digest new Web 2.0

SOCAP: The Market at the Intersection of Money and Meaning

Tech Soup Blog

Kiva is a classic nonprofit social enterprise that relies mainly on earned revenues rather than grants or donations. eGood is a new Los Angeles based company that has developed a community website and app that helps shoppers locate charitable businesses and restaurants that donate a portion of sales to charities. which is their global pro bono service that connects NGOs and social enterprises with the best law firms around the world.

[VIDEO] Building Your Nonprofit’s Engagement Engine

Bloomerang

And you talk to people at your table and you really feel a connection to the mission, you feel inspired, maybe you make a donation. So, if people don’t participate in your programs, donate, sign that petition, you know, vote differently, we’re not actually advancing the mission.

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Nonprofit Technology News for May 2014

Tech Soup Blog

TechSoup Global donation partner, Cisco , is starting to talk about an alternative to cloud computing, the paradigm that relies on huge data centers to do all our processing. The case went through the European court system and he won the case. " The ruling establishes that a search engine such as Google must be regarded as a "data controller" under the data protection laws in those EU countries where it operates.

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How Nonprofits Can Avoid Online Credit Card Fraud | Nonprofit.

sgEngage

These can be thwarted by IP address blocking, enabling Address Verification System (AVS), possible using reCAPTCHA , and following some best practices about online giving. Just about everyone in law enforcement will tell you that this is the hardest type of online credit card fraud to prevent. Don’t use a blank gift amount on your donation forms. Enable Address Verification System (AVS) on the card processing. Enable reCAPTCHA on the donation forms.

Our Much Improved Tech Support In TechSoup's Refurbished Computer Initiative

Tech Soup Blog

All of our RCI-refurbished PCs come with the Windows 7 operating system, and all come with Office 2007. All models also come with Symantec Norton Antivirus and also with system restore capabilities. They're urging everyone to donate their discarded laptops to InterConnection as part of this work. TechSoup’s Refurbished Computer Initiative (RCI) has provided warrantied refurbished computers and other IT devices to nonprofits and libraries for eight years now.

Sarah Davies: Intellectual Property Legislation with Human Rights

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

I've studied intellectual property law extensively, but only in an academic context; I am not a practicing lawyer. How did you get interested in copyright laws and their impact on human rights? I was so inspired by this story that I started looking into the rational for our intellectual property system, and found that it is centuries out of date, and heavily crafted by drug companies and Hollywood. He is also a professor at Stanford Law School.