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Introducing the New 1023-EZ!

Effective July 1, 2014, the IRS implemented a new, streamlined application process for smaller organizations seeking tax-exempt status as under IRC section 501(c)(3) . Replacing the old, longer Form 1023, the new, shorter, and electronic Form 1023-EZ is the IRS’s solution to reduce the existing backlog of applications for tax-exemption. Although this will not affect …

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“The Way We Think About Charity is Dead Wrong” by Dan Pallotta

Many people have a misconception about fundraising costs and charitable giving.  Too many donors ask to see the numbers on a charity’s overhead and how much of their donated dollar will be spent “on the ground” without also asking about the overall impact of an organization.  This thinking, among other myopic views about charity, is …

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Online Charitable Solicitations: 4 Tips for Using the “Donate Here” Button

Your shiny new non-profit website is up and running and – like most tax-exempt organizations – you want to be able to solicit charitable donations from American philanthropists! First thing’s first, you have to make a page telling people all the ways they can donate with contact information. The common donations non-profits ask for are …

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