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How the IRS Defines Charitable Purpose

When you hear the term nonprofit, the first thing that typically comes to mind is a charity, or 501(c)(3) organization.  That’s for good reason, since roughly 78% of all tax-exempt organizations are exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3).  The remaining 22% consists…

Top Productivity Tools for New Nonprofits

Top Productivity Tools for New Nonprofits

When you’re just getting started, there’s a LOT to do, from building your Board to setting up an office to raising money. And if you are the founder, you are probably doing most of the work yourself. That’s when a…

Creating Engaging Content for Your Donors: 4 Things to Know

Creating Engaging Content for Your Donors: 4 Things to Know

The following is a guest post from TagFi, an engagement & revenue growth software for communities worldwide. Nonprofit funding is more complicated than just asking for donations. In fact, many nonprofits are already mixing business and charity to earn more…

What Is A 501(c)(7)

What Is A 501(c)(7)?

We are continuing our multi-article series on the other nonprofits...and by other I mean those that are not charitable in nature.  So far we've explored social welfare nonprofits and business leagues.  Today's post examines the third most common type of…

What is a 501(c)(6)?

What Is A 501(c)(6)?

Many people are not aware there are nonprofits organized as a 501(c)(6), at least not enough to recognize them for what they are.  The 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit is so engrained in their consciousness, they don't realize there are other categories. …

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Tips on How a Nonprofit Can Partner With Businesses

Mixing business and charity seems like it's all the rage. Done well, it can be an effective way to both further the mission and raise financial support. In this post, we're going to explore examples of each.

Nonprofit Bylaws – The Dos and Don’ts

Nonprofit Bylaws – The Dos and Don’ts

Bring up the subject of a nonprofit’s bylaws and you are sure to get an interesting response.  For many nonprofit’s, their bylaws are just some forgotten document, full of legalese, gathering dust in a file cabinet somewhere.  No one on…

What is a 501(c)(4)?

What Is A 501(c)(4)?

When someone talks about nonprofits, the first thing that comes to mind for most people is a 501(c)(3) charity.  That makes sense, given that the majority of nonprofits have this tax-exemption designation.  But charitable nonprofits don't tell the whole story. …

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