Grant Heartbeat: National Geographic Society Grants

National Geographic Society is working to increase global understanding of our planet and create a community of change by advancing key insights about the world and probing some of the most pressing scientific questions of our time. As part of supporting a planet in balance, National Geographic offers Exploration grants that concentrate on certain key […]

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Compliance Corner: What is Inurement?

The IRS describes inurement as: “A section 501(c)(3) organization must not be organized or operated for the benefit of private interests, such as the creator or the creator’s family, shareholders of the organization, other designated individuals, or persons controlled directly or indirectly by such private interests. No part of the net earnings of a section […]

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Getting Ready for Writing Grants

I obtained my first grant when I was about 20 years old working for a local nonprofit organization that provided food and education resources for licensed home child care providers. It was a $100,000 state grant that allowed us to train unlicensed providers and get them licensed. With my boss, we wrote, submitted, obtained, delivered […]

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IRS Recommended Nonprofit Policies

Policies and procedures are used by nonprofits for many reasons. First, there are policies that nonprofits need to have to meet IRS recommendations and Nonprofit Industry Standards. Although the IRS does not formally “require” policies, these are questions with yes and no answers on the 1023 and 990 forms AND are part of audits both […]

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Strategic Planning Workshop – May 22nd – Berthoud, CO

Strategic Planning Workshop May 22nd, 2019 12pm – 1pm Short and long-terms Strategic plans are critical to the success of nonprofit organizations.  There is an abundance of information on strategic planning for nonprofit organizations.  Organizations will spend thousands of dollars to hire a consultant to assist them in developing and implementing a plan.  Learn how […]

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Sponsorship from Businesses/Corp. Workshop – April 24th – Berthoud, CO

Sponsorship from Businesses/Corporations Workshop April 24th, 2019 12pm – 1pm When working with small businesses and corporations to support your nonprofit organization there are strategies that can help in communicating your needs that begin with understanding their needs. In this session learn what is important to small businesses and corporations, how to formulate sponsorship packages […]

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Grant Writing Workshop – March 27th – Berthoud, CO

Grant Writing Lunch ‘n Learn Workshop March 27th, 2019 12pm – 1pm The IRS has six policies they require nonprofit organizations have in place. Additionally, Nonprofit Industry Standards and Guidelines have other policies that are important for organizations to consider having in place. Foundations have specific policies they require in order for them to give […]

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