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foodLooking to spread the word about your non-profit organization?  Tired of paying money for a networking event?   Want to find out about available volunteer opportunites?

If so, Munch & Mingle is the perfect solution!   Come meet new people or re-connect with friends and colleagues from the local nonprofit community at these no-charge, brown bag lunches.

Munch & Mingles take place from 11 :45 am – 1 pm at the Clark County Library on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  BYOL (bring your own lunch); coffee and water will be supplied. Don’t forget to bring organizational literature to display and/or business cards.

Registration is not required for this program; for more information call 702.507.3421.

THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS  WITH VERY LITTLE EXPERIENCE IN PROPOSAL WRITING

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Mastering the technique of writing funding  proposals is a critical step for non-profits.

How do you make your    non-profit organization stand out?  It’s all a matter of what you say, how you say it and how you  approach the funders.

This 2-hour workshop will provide information on the key parts of a proposal.   It will answer many questions first time writers have regarding the process of  applying for funding.   The focus is on private foundation proposals, NOT on government funding.

For more information, please call 702.507.3421. Please register online at www.lvccld.org/library/special/sonnpic/workshops.cfm .  Walk-ins are welcome on a space-available basis.

photo source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Frustrated_man_at_a_desk_(cropped).jpg

yes no maybe chalkboard

 

For those thinking about applying for Federal Tax-Exempt Status by using IRS Form 1023-EZ, read on.

Christopher Sorbi (of the website Form 1023.org) has written a detailed analysis for the Forms 1023 and 1023-EZ. Form 1023 is the “long” application form; Form 1023-EZ is the “short” form. Form 1023 is a paper-only form; Form 1023-EZ is an online-only form.

First, some background on Form 1023-EZ.  On July 1, 2014, the IRS released its short and “easy” version of the Form 1023, the application for tax exemption.  Form 1023-EZ is a three page form that tries to simplify the process of obtaining tax exemption through an honor system by checking a few yes/no boxes and signing a somewhat of an affidavit that what the applicant is saying is true, with no checks and balance, no review and almost no human intervention on IRS’s part.

Most organizations with gross receipts of $50,000 or less and assets of $250,000 or less are eligible.  Before completing the Form 1023-EZ, you must complete the Form 1023-EZ Eligibility Worksheet – five pages of questions about your plans and the organization.  If you answer “YES” to any of these questions, you must fill out Form 1023 instead.

Here are some salient points to help you decide which form to use; you can read the entire article here .  Many other nonprofit organizations have similar concerns regarding the new Form 1023-EZ.

  • The main reason mentioned by the IRS for creating this form is to decrease application review time by shifting the attention from reviewing applications to auditing organizations.  Who will they audit first?  An organization that filled the long form and has given every detail about their existence and plans or the organization that is virtually untested and unknown on every aspect?
  • The long version of the Form 1023 is long for a reason.  It’s an education for the budding organizations that you CANNOT get from the Form 1023-EZ version.  It goes through many scenarios and asks many questions to determine the applicant’s eligibility and intentions, while educating them with tax laws and pitfalls.
  • Many applicants have decided against starting a nonprofit organization just reading half way through the form and they actually have made the right decision, saving themselves the application fee and heartaches down the road.  Running a nonprofit organization is not for everyone and the Form 1023-EZ makes it unrealistically easy for everyone to take a failing crack at it.  By using the Form 1023-EZ, you might be approved faster but fail you will.
  • One of the qualification clauses for using the Form 1023-EZ is your organization CANNOT maintain separate accounts for donors to advise how the funds will be spent.   Almost all funders, small or large, have stipulations on how the money can be used in the grantee organization.  This means that if you ever want to apply for a grant, you CANNOT use the Form 1023-EZ.

foodAre you looking to spread the word about your non-profit organization?
Are you tired of paying money for a
networking event?
Do you want to find out about available volunteer opportunities?
Do you want to meet others in the local
non-profit community?

 

If so, Munch & Mingle is the perfect solution!   Come meet new people or re-connect with friends and colleagues from the local nonprofit community at these no-charge, brown bag lunches.

Munch & Mingles take place from 11 :45 am – 1 pm at the Clark County Library.  BYOL (bring your own lunch); coffee and water will be supplied. Don’t forget to bring organizational literature to display and/or business cards.

Registration is not required for this program.  For more information or to RSVP,  please call 702.507.3421.

 

501c3

What are the next

steps after  becoming a

Nevada non-profit

organization?

 

 

 

 

 

This workshop will discuss how to obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS.

  • Find out what you need to do before you apply
  • Learn about the steps involved in filling out the IRS form
  • Learn about the new electronic version of the IRS form
  • Discover what to expect after you apply

 

It is recommended but not required that participants have previously attended the How to Start a Nonprofit (Part I : Nevada) workshop in August.   You can either register online at http://www.lvccld.org/library/special/sonnpic/workshops.cfm or you can attend on a walk-in basis (if space is available).

Tuesday, September 16
2 – 4 p.m.
Clark County Library
Jewel Box Theater

foodLooking to spread the word about your non-profit organization?  Tired of paying money for a networking event?   Want to find out about available volunteer opportunites?

If so, Munch & Mingle is the perfect solution!   Come meet new people or re-connect with friends and colleagues from the local nonprofit community at these no-charge, brown bag lunches.

Munch & Mingles take place from 11 :45 am – 1 pm at the Clark County Library on the 4th Wednesday of the month.  BYOL (bring your own lunch); coffee and water will be supplied. Don’t forget to bring organizational literature to display and/or business cards.

Registration is not required for this program; for more information call 702.507.3421.

Just arrived at the Southern Nevada Non-Profit Information Center at the Clark County Library. Visit the library to see this and other related materials.

 

SYO NPOKimball, Cheryl.
Start Your Own Nonprofit Organization : Your Step-by-step Guide to Success.
Irvine, CA: Entrepreneur Press, 2014.

Not sure if starting a nonprofit organization is something to do?  If so, this book will guide you step-by-step towards your goal.

 

 

 

The book covers:

  • understanding and identifing the business mission and vision
  • determining if your business idea is nonprofit or for-profit
  • selecting and managing a board of directors
  • managing finances
  • staffing and running a lean operation
  • finding a location and setting up shop
  • mastering fundraising
  • using social media and other cost-effective outreach
  • managing sustainability and growth

All startup steps are supported by insider knowledge from successful entrepreneurs, dollar-stretching tips, missteps to avoid, resources and more.

 

Cheryl Kimball is the Director of Development and Community Relations for a New Hampshire animal shelter and president of the board of directors for the New Hampshire Farm Museum.

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