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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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    Voluntary Solutions Teams Up With PublicSquare

    Voluntary Solutions is a proud sponsor of PublicSquare ( http://www.publicsquare.net/), a nonprofit webcast content provider that offers programs broadcast on public access television stations and live over the Internet, including its flagship program, "The Square Circle," a half-hour-long moderated debate on current with three expert guests that is broadcast live on Arlington Public Media ( https://www.arlingtonmedia.org/) on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm ET. Here's our very first sponsorship com...  Read More...

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    25 hours or 25 minutes?

      The legal requirements and paperwork associated with forming a non-profit can seem like a daunting challenge - in fact, it will take the average person about 25 hours to figure out how and where to file for state incorporation, find a resident agent, file for an EIN, fill out the various IRS tax forms and schedules, and create the necessary online accounts. You can spend that 25 hours if you like, spend thousands of dollars on a lawyer, or spend just 25 minutes hiring Voluntary ...  Read More...

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    Don't Lose Your Charity Status

    As a public charity it is crucial to be up to date on all IRS state filings. This year, the IRS form 990 or annual exempt organization return is due on May 15th for calendar year taxpayers. According to the IRS, 16% of all non-profit organizations lost their tax-exempt status in 2010.   Read More...

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