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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Introducing Board Members

December 5, 2014

When a new member joins the current board of directors or when a prospective new member visits the existing members need to make that person comfortable and share the collective wisdom that they have accumulated.

Invite a prospective board member to obese at lest one board meeting before electing him/her to membership.  This way, the new member get s a chance to see how the board operates, and the current members have an opportunity to size up the new person.  Encourage the prospective member to ask questions.

A packet of background materials about the organization and board procedures helps the new member get up to speed quickly.  The following information is useful in orienting new board members:

  • Organization’s mission statement
  • Bylaws
  • Description of board member responsibilities and expectations
  • Board job descriptions
  • Board minutes for the last two or three meetings
  • Financial statement
  • Names, addresses, and phone numbers of other board members
  • Organizational Plan
  • Description of programs
  • Calendar of organization’s events and scheduled board meetings

I suggest that the Board President and/or the Executive Director meet with new board members soon after he/she begins serving on the board to welcome him/her and to answer any questions.

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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.

The Nonprofit Board” is an e-book developed by Attorney Karmen A. Booker.  It discusses the following:

*  Are You Considering Being on the Nonprofit Board

*  Recruiting Nonprofit of Members

*  Getting Nonprofit Board Members

*  Legal Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

*  Getting Commitment from Nonprofit Board Members

*  Effective Nonprofit Board Leadership

*  Tips for Having an Efficient Nonprofit Board Meeting

*  Job Descriptions

It also has a Sample Nonprofit Board Survey Letter and a Sample Nonprofit Board Survey.

“The Nonprofit Board”is a valuable resource for all Nonprofit Organizations who desire to discover information and tools that will help them recruit committed Board members and maintain organization efficiency through the Board.

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Corporate Sponsorship Checklist

November 21, 2014

Every year, corporations spend millions of dollars on cause-related marketing and event sponsorships. Unfortunately, many nonprofits don’t have a clue about how to approach a potential sponsor, prepare the information needed, and persuade a sponsor to join them in a mutually beneficial project.

Organizations that become good corporate sponsorship partners realize that sponsorship is a business deal, not a donation. They also learn that the skills involved in securing good corporate sponsorships are different from those that work in everyday fundraising.

Attracting Corporate Sponsors

Nonprofits that want to be successful with corporate sposorship must exhibit two qualities:

* Genuine interest in working with a corporate sponsor because they know the alliance will provide something of value for both organizations.

* Conviction that they are offering a good marketing investment to the corporate sponsor

Nonprofits need to price their proposal on its promotional value to the corporate sponsor. Sponsors want to exploit the commercial opportunities associated with an event, cause, or organization.

Use the following checklist to see if your organization is ready for corporate sponsorship:

* Do you have an established marketing effort in place so that you keep in touch with your constituents through e-mail, a website, events, newsletters, conferences, television, radio or print advertising?

* What do you know about your organization’s demographics? Is there recent information about who participates and why? Where they live? How far they drive? Whether they are repeat users? Whether they are young families, empty nesters, or teens?

* Have you worked with corporate sponsors before? Do you have testimonials from a corporate executives about the value of your organization? Do you feature those in press kits or other marketing materials?

* What is the competitive environment like? Are other organizations similar to yours getting corporate sponsorships?

* To gauge the effort involved in reaching corporate sponsors and meeting face-to-face, create a list of companies headquartered in your area. What do they produce, and to whom do they sell? Are there cross-promotions you can work up that will help them sell to one of your existing sponsors or team up with an existing sponsor?

* Are you a member of civic organizations made up of business people, so that you can gain insight and entrée into the business community?

* Is there an entrepreneurial spirit in your organization? Are new ideas welcomed, and do they receive thoughtful consideration? Have other commercial or revenue-generating initiatives been realized over the past five years

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Attorney Karmen A. Booker has developed and e-book  Corporate Sponsorship Guide” where  YOU will  Learn:

*  How to Draft a Solicitation Letter

*  What Corporate Sponsors are Looking For in Charitable Events

*  The Best Way to Approach Prospective Sponsors

*  Where to Start

NOTEIncludes an 8 Step Guide and templates and samples of Corporate Sponsorship Solicitation Letters.

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Car Donation to Charities

November 14, 2014

It is hard to let go of a beloved old car that is beyond a trade-in. However, making a car donation to a worthy charity seems like a good move, but, unfortunately, car donation is an area of charity that is rife with fraud and misleading information.

The ads that you see that offer to help you make a car donation to charity are almost always rip-offs. In most cases, these are middle-men who give only a fraction of the car donation worth to the charity.  Car donation middle-men are not required by the IRS to contribute a certain amount of the auto’s proceeds to a charity. The amount the charity receives from a car donation is negotiated by the charity and the middle-man.

Do not use car donation  programs for your car donation unless you can verify that the car donation agency gives a significant percentage of the proceeds from your car donation to the charity. If you are going to do that kind of research, be sure to find a charity that can take your car donation directly.

Follow these steps to make a car donation to charity.

Rules of the Road for Your Car Donation to Charity

1.     Find a charity in your local area that will accept your car donation directly.

Make sure that the charity you choose for your car donation is a 501(c)(3) organization. These are the only nonprofit groups that can provide a tax deduction for your donation. Check the organization’s website for proof of its charitable status, look it up on the Better Business Bureau’s nonprofit list, or check it out on Charity Navigator, an organization that rates nonprofits across the country.

2. Deliver your car donation to the charity yourself. A charity will have to pay someone to pick it up. Save them that expense by driving the car directly to the charity. Make arrangements with the charity first so that the proper paperwork for your car donation can be prepared.

3. Protect yourself from future liabilities that could result from a car donation. There are some sad cases of people making a car donation and then being held liable when that car was later in an accident. Make sure that the title is transferred properly to the charity. Check with your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles about how to do this properly. Never leave a blank space on the title for someone else to fill in. Do not leave the ownership space on the charity car donation papers blank. If the charity asks you to do that, find another organization.

4. Understand the IRS rules for your car donation. First, a tax deduction is only available for your car donation if you itemize your deductions. An estimate of the value of your vehicle will not pass muster at tax time. Since most cars (or boats) donated to charity are resold, you must know the resale price of your car donation for your tax records, if the car or boat is worth more than $500. Make sure that the charity sends you this record.

If the charity keeps the car or boat and uses it in its charitable work, or if your car is worth less than $500, then you can report its “fair market value” (FMV).

Making a car donation to an organization that has as its mission to provide low cost vehicles to low-income buyers also allows the donor to deduct the car’s fair market value or $500, whichever is less. You can use a resource such as Edmunds’ FMV Used Vehicle Appraiser to determine the FMV.  The FMV may be lower than the so called “blue book” value.

5. Keep a paper trail of your car donation. If your vehicle or boat donation is worth more than $500, attach IRS Form 8283 to your tax return. If it’s worth more than $5,000, you must include an outside appraisal. Proof of the donation, such as a receipt from the charity, and a copy of the title change are required by the IRS.

Some charities that accept a car donation directly or through reputable car donation agencies include:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Opportunity Cars
  • Vehicles for Change
  • CarTalk Vehicle Donation Program (Car donation benefits public radio stations.)
  • 1-800-Charity Cars

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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 Nonrpofits”, 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.

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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