VSI Blog: News & Info for Launching Your New Public Charity

  • Save Money on your Nonprofit Organization's Startup Costs

    Why Use Voluntary Solutions to help you start your nonprofit?Don't burn through your startup funds! Save money with Voluntary Solutions NonProfit Incorporation Packages.We have the lowest price available!Startup fees for a nonprofit can be costly, but they don't have to break your tight budget. Our 501(c)3 and 501(c)(4) packages are hundreds less and the lowest price available!Our fee is only $250 for a 501(c)(3), and $400 for a 501(c)(4).We are transparent!We tell you ALL the fees up fr...  Read More...

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    Voluntary Solutions Adds 501(c)(4) Incorporation to Services

    We are excited to announce that we've added a new service to our offerings! We are now doing 501(c)(4) incorporation.Our 501(c)(4) Incorporation package fee is $400. 501(c)(4) organizations are tax exempt, but are primarily formed in order to engage in substantial lobbying activities. However, there are still guidelines on how much political activity can take place. Learn more about the different between 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations.Organizations that fall under the 501(c)(4) ...  Read More...

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    Government Grants - Don't Overlook These Opportunities

    As reported in our last blog, the largest four areas of giving by philanthropists, individuals, and corporations expect to continue or increase for 2017-2018 will be in health care, education, and social causes. Government giving follows similar trends.As your nonprofit organization seeks funding from private sources, don't forget opportunities that you may find via the Federal Government. Some government grants are quite large.   Read More...

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    Meeting the Needs of Nonprofits, An Outlook for 2017 - 2018

    Nonprofit organizations worldwide depend on Philanthropic activity. Donor revenue to charities translates to about 2 TRILLION annually or 5.4% of the U.S. GDP, according to The Chronicle of Philanthropy. The Urban Institute reports that staff and wages in the nonprofit sector experienced more growth than the public sector within the last ten years, however, charities report that societal demands are greater than the support that they receive. This month the Indiana University Lilly Fam...  Read More...

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    Be Aware of Nonprofit State Regulations

    Registration of a nonprofit doesn't end within the state in which the nonprofit resides. States' regulations over the nonprofit sector is becoming increasingly stringent and reporting requirements bind nonprofits to administrative activity and bureaucracy that may be unexpected. There are, however, tools and information to help with this process, which we've provided below.   Read More...

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    501(c)3 VS 501(c)4 - What is the Difference?

    501(c) Non-Profit OrgsThere are 29 different 501(c) non-profit organizations exempt from Federal Income Tax, and sometimes state and local taxes. 501(c) non-profit organizations may receive unlimited contributions from individuals, corporations, and unions. The following outlines the difference between a 501(c)3 and a 501(c)4 organization so that you may ensure that you select the proper class for your organization's specific needs. 501(c)3Voluntary Solutions deals with primarily ...  Read More...

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    How to Get 10K in FREE Google Adwords for Nonprofit Organizations.

    Could Your Nonprofit Organization Use $10,000 Worth of Free Advertising Per Month?If your non-profit organization is just getting started and has a limited budget, or none at all, Google Ad Grants may be the answer to help get your cause off the ground. Google Ad Grants is a grant donation program to nonprofit organizations that offers $10,000 per month of FREE in-kind advertising using their AdWords search engine marketing platform. The ads are text-based only and keyword-targeted, with a ...  Read More...

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