Non Profit Coaching

August 30, 2015

Coaching

Have you been wanting to start a nonprofit and have no idea where to start?

Do you have an idea for a nonprofit, but don’t know how to develop your vision or mission?

Do you need support and guidance in building your nonprofit from the ground up?

Do you wonder how to get committed board members for your nonprofit and how to have effective board member meetings?

Are you looking for ways to get donors who give consistently throughout the year?

If the answer to any of these questions is “YES”, then I invite you to join me as a participant in my Nonprofit Coaching Program.

JOIN Attorney Karmen A. Booker to discover key factors for developing and managing a non profit.

Attorney Booker will teach you:

  • How to Develop Your Vision / Mission for Your Nonprofit Organization
  • How to Build your Nonprofit’s Board of Directors and the Legal Responsibilities of Board of Directors
  • How to Use Volunteers and Tips to Keep Them Coming
  • Strategic Planning for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Fundraising Tips and Strategies
  • Getting Charitable Donors for your Nonprofit

You Will also Receive a FREE COPY of Attorney Booker’s Book, “Nonprofit Handbook”, which provides strategies and effective tools for your Nonprofit Organization that will yield premium quality services for those you serve.

Take Advantage and Register for Attorney’s

INDIVIDUAL COACHING PACKAGE – $249.00 per month

OR

 $599.00 per month (Save $148)

Register NOW, before we run out of space (Only 50 spaces are available):  https://howtostartanonprofitorganization.wordpress.com/coaching/This is a GREAT OPPORTUNITY to learn what it takes to establish a non profit organization, maintain an existing nonprofit organization and Take it to the Next Level, so you can help transform the lives of others (men, women, youth, and children)  through your non profit programs and services.

Oh, and let me mention this . . .

You will undoubtedly reap the benefits of Non profit Coaching, which are:

  • Increased task completion in a timely manner and productivity
  • Improved skills and fundraising skills
  • Improved relationships with officers and board of directors
  • Increased ability and confidence in exercising leadership on a daily basis
  • Improved ability to move the organization towards its goals and vision

You’ll receive your APPLICATION for the Nonprofit Coaching as soon as you register here:  https://howtostartanonprofitorganization.wordpress.com/coaching/

Please make it a priority to join me so we can help you establish and maintain your Nonprofit Organization and Take it to the Next Level.

P.S. Yes, by all means please forward this email to as many of your friends and associates as you’d like, so they too can register using the link below, but please remember to register ASAP, so we don’t run out of space.

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$599.00 – 3 Month Coaching Package

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3-month Nonprofit Coaching Package – (50% payment) – $299.50

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Nonprofit Power Point Presentation

February 4, 2015

Be sure to get your Copy of the How to Start a Nonprofit Organization Power Point Today – $35.00

You will Learn:

*  How to Establish a Nonprofit Organization

*  Benefits of Establishing a Nonprofit Organization

*  Building Your Nonprofit’s Board

*  Strategic Planning

*  Fundraising

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December 27, 2014

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Tax Deductions

November 7, 2014

There are many advantages to giving to charity.  The tax benefits of giving to charity.

1. How Does the Income Tax Deduction for a Charitable Donation Work?

If you itemize deductions on your tax return, you may be able to take an income tax deduction for a gift to a qualified charitable organization. All taxpayers receive an automatic deduction from Uncle Sam, and it is only when you exceed that deduction that itemizing pays off. The standard deduction is currently $5800 for individuals and $11,600 for married couples filing jointly

To deduct a charitable contribution, you must file Form 1040 and itemize deductions on Schedule A.

2. When Can a Charitable Contribution Deduction be Taken?

Your donation to a qualified charity is deductible the same year in which it is made. The contribution is considered paid when you put the check in the mail, or when it is charged to your credit card (not when you pay the credit card company). Make sure that your donation is made by December 31 the year in which you plan to claim a deduction.

3. What Charitable Organizations Are Considered Qualified?

Most charitable organizations qualify for tax-deductible donations.  Look for the 501(c)(3) designation to be absolutely sure. Some organizations, such as churches or other religious groups are not required to register as IRS tax-exempt charities in order to receive tax-deductible donations. The charity will tell you if your donation is tax deductible

Tax deductions are not allowed for donations to an individual, a foreign government, foreign charities, political parties, political campaigns, or political action committees.

4. Is There a Charitable Tax Deduction for Giving Internationally?

If the charity is registered in the U.S. as a charitable organization, you can take a deduction for your donation. If the charity is not registered, there is no tax deduction. Many nonprofits that are registered in the U.S. provide international aid.

5. Is There a Limit on How Much I Can Donate?

There are no limits on charitable contributions for most taxpayers. Most of us will be able to deduct cash contributions in full up to 50% of our adjusted gross income. There are other limitations that come into play should you make significant contributions of property or appreciated capital gains. If you fall into these categories, be sure to consult with your tax adviser to see if your deductions will be limited.

6. How Do I Handle Deductions for Non-Cash Donations to a Charity?

There are rules for non-cash donations such as real property, clothing, or office equipment.

For property owned for more than a year, the deduction is usually equal to the property’s fair market value.

Donated goods must be in “good condition or better,” according to the IRS. You must have a receipt for the goods from the charity to claim a deduction. If you donate non-cash items with a total value of more than $500, you must file IRS Form 8283 with your return.

7. Can I Get a Deduction for Donating My Car?

Making a car donation to a worthy charity seems like a good move, but there is a lot of fraud and misleading information.

To receive a deduction for the donation of a car, truck, boat, airplane or any other vehicle, the item must be worth more than $500, and you must have a written acknowledgement from the charity.

8. Can I Take a Deduction for My Volunteer Work?

No, you can’t deduct the value of your time spent on charitable work as a charitable donation, but you can deduct your out-of-pocket costs such as mileage set at 14 cents per mile. Other possible deductions for expenses include your travel to volunteer abroad or in another state.

9. What Documentation Is Required for Deductions for Charitable Contributions?

To claim a deduction for cash, check, or other monetary gift, you must have a written confirmation from the charity that contains the name of the organization, the date of the contribution and amount of the contribution. Charities are only required to provide written acknowledgement for donations over $250, but most do provide some sort of receipt no matter what size of donation you provide.

For contributions less than $250, if a receipt has not been provided, a cancelled check or a bank record will suffice. You cannot deduct casual donations that you drop into a charity’s collection box or bucket without a receipt.

If you receive some goods or services in exchange for your donation, the charity must specify the value of those goods or services. You can only deduct the amount of your donation that is above that value. The paperwork from the charitable organization should spell out what is deductible.

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Owner of Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in Business Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Corporations), Completing 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Applications, Grant Research and Writing services, and more.  Call her today at (301) 408-1082.

Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed an e-book entitled “Fundraising for Nonprofits”, which provides information regarding:

  • Developing a Fundraising Plan
  • Writing a Fundraising Letter
  • Over 16 Specific Fundraising Tips such as selling advertisement space in your newsletter and on your website, and more.

Fundraising for Nonprofits Binded

Click Here to GET YOUR COPY TODAY for Only $5.00

 


3 Website Mistakes

October 10, 2014

A website for a nonprofit organization is required. You simply do not exist if you are not exist if you are lot locatable online. People (of all ages) search for what they want online.

However, some nonprofits think that if they just put up a static site, that will be enough. However, those kind of websites may not be advantageous. A website should be living, dynamic and energetic. It should reflect your organization’s personality and mission through great photos, text, and design.

There are three reasons why many websites lack:

1. Outdated Information– Fresh, lively content should be added at least weekly. New photos should be mixed in at least every couple of months.  Blogs should be updated at least once a week.

An easy way to refresh a website without changing everything is to provide a feature area on the home page for a short article and photo of something new at your nonprofit. A preview of an upcoming event; an update of a fundraising campaign; a heart warming story of a client helped; a profile of a long-time donor. These can all be slotted in at regular intervals, while the bulk of your site stays basically the same.

2. Insufficient Contact Information– Just because people find you on the Internet doesn’t mean that they might not want to talk with you or email you. Do not provide a contact form for someone to fill out. These are cold and impersonal and are often abandoned midway through. Provide a contact list of real people with their respective coverage areas.  For example, Mary Smith, Community Outreach.

For instance, there could be a photo of the development person, and an email link inviting people to inquire about donating or a concern they have about a donation already made. A photo of the volunteer coordinator an email link, and phone number will help draw in potential volunteers and reassure current ones.  These emails must be responded to promptly.

3. Aamateur Design– Websites are worth good design. You may have started with something done by a staff member or a volunteer, but as soon as you can, hire a professional web designer to give you great color, readability, an attractive layout, easy-to-use navigation system, and a simple content management program that makes it easy for staff to update the site.

Throw in a visually attractive logo and tag line that benefits the mission of your organization. Investing in website design will e the best investment your nonprofit organization can make.

 

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Owner of Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in Business Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Corporations), Completing 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Applications, Grant Research and Writing services, and more.

Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed a Report entitled “Fundraising for Nonprofits”, which provides information regarding:

  • Developing a Fundraising Plan
  • Writing a Fundraising Letter
  • Specific Fundraising Tips such as selling advertisement space in your newsletter and on your website, and more.

Fundraising for Nonprofits Binded

Click Here to GET YOUR COPY TODAY for Only $5.00

 

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Nonprofit Organizations

October 3, 2014

1.  Are the services that I offer through my nonprofit required to be free?

Charitable organizations are not required to offer services or products free or at cost.

2. Can a nonprofit pay its staff?

A nonprofit can pay reasonable salaries to officers, employees, or consultants.

3. Are All Nonprofits Tax-Exempt?

No, they are not. Tax-exempt means that a nonprofit does not pay taxes on the income it receives to the federal government and (2) that its donors can take a charitable contribution deduction on their personal  income taxes.

4. When do I need to apply for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status?

In order to receive a tax-exemption dating from the date of your incorporation, you need to apply within 27 months of the date of your incorporation.

5.  Can we ask for donations before we get our tax-exempt status?

Yes.  But the “effective date” of your nonprofit organization’s tax-exempt status will be the day that status was originally created.

6. What Is Unrelated Business Activity?

Conducting activities that are not in line with the purpose for which you formed the nonprofit organization. For example, if your nonprofit organization is a church and you lease space to a computer learning center. This is not related to church activities.

7. Can a Nonprofit Charge Fees for Its Services?

Many nonprofits count on fees from services they offer to clients for part of their annual incomes. There are several things to be aware of…

8. Can a Nonprofit Compensate Its Board Members?

Yes.  Only about 2 percent of nonprofits compensate board members.  However, they are usually not compensated, but volunteer.

9. Can an Organization Be Part Profit and Part Nonprofit?

No.  The nonprofit organization must only provide services that comply with IRS rules and regulations as charitable, educational or religious.

10. Does Our Nonprofit Board Need Liability Insurance?

Most experts think that nonprofits need “Directors and Officers (D & O) liability insurance.

11. Can one make part of a for-profit business into a nonprofit?

You must establish 2 separate entities – For profit – to carry out for profit oriented purposes; and Nonprofit – to carry out charitable, educational or religious oriented purposes.

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Owner of Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in Business Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Corporations), Completing 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Applications, Grant Research and Writing services, and more.  Call her today at (301) 408-1082.

Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed a Report entitled “Fundraising for Nonprofits”, which provides information regarding:

  • Developing a Fundraising Plan
  • Writing a Fundraising Letter
  • Over 27 Specific Fundraising Tips such as selling advertisement space in your newsletter and on your website, and more.

Fundraising for Nonprofits Binded

Click Here to GET YOUR COPY TODAY for Only $5.00

 


Nonprofit Handbook

September 26, 2014

Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed a “Nonprofit Handbook that provides strategies and tips for your Nonprofit 501(c)(3) Organization.  This Handbook is a valuable resource for all Nonprofit Organizations who desire to use effective tools that will undoubtedly yield quality services for their target markets.  The Handbook focuses on the following:

  • Protecting Your Nonprofit Corporation’s Tax Exempt Status
  • Duties of Nonprofit Organizations
  • Building Your Nonprofit’s Board
  • Fundraising
  • Getting Charitable Donors for Your Nonprofit
  • Strategic Planning

  Get Your Copy Today – $15.00

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Karmen A. Booker is an Attorney, Business Consultant and Owner of Compu-Perfect Professional Services, a business consulting firm specializing in Business Entity Formation (Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, and Nonprofit Corporations), Completing 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption Applications, Grant Research and Writing services, and more.  CALL Attorney Booker NOW at (301) 408-1082 so she can help you write your vision, make it plain, and transform your vision into realized goals.