Whether it's how you can raise money from a side business or whether you can accept an unusual gift from a donor, nonprofit fundraising raises some important legal and tax issues. Learn more here.
Tax Deductions for Charitable Giving -- The Nonprofit's Responsibilities
Don't leave your donors in the lurch at tax time!
Is Your Nonprofit Overpromising Tax Deductions?
Too many nonprofits throw around the words tax deductible." Find out when it's appropriate and when it's not."
Nonprofit Scrip Sales and Donor Tax Deductions
Selling scrip can be a profitable fundraiser -- but don't overstate the tax deductions to buyers.
Special IRS Gambling Rules for Nonprofits
To prevent abuses and tax evasion, the IRS imposes strict requirements on nonprofits that make money through gambling events.
How to Avoid UBIT Taxes
There are ways nonprofits can avoid paying UBIT on income they earn from unrelated activities.
Tax Concerns When Your Nonprofit Corporation Earns Money
It's a myth that your 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization can't make a profit, but some of it may be taxable.
What Constitutes a Quid Pro Quo or Token Gift for Charitable Contributions?
There's no need to tell donors to subtract out the value of return gifts to them that were merely "token" items--but how much is that?
Key Elements of Nonprofit Thank-You Letters to Donors
How to write a gift acknowledgment letter that both satisfies the IRS and enhances donor engagement.
Fundraising Registration -- Does Your Nonprofit Need to Register?
Most states require nonprofits to register before soliciting contributions from state residents.
State Nonprofit Fundraising Registration Rules
Find out the registration rules for California, Florida, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania.
When Are Appraisals Required for Donations?
Any donor who claims a charitable deduction of $5,000 or more must obtain a qualified appraisal of the item’s value.
Your Nonprofit Should Have a Gift Acceptance Policy
To avoid issues with donors and problems with the IRS, your nonprofit should decide what types of gifts it is prepared to accept.
Deal With Risks and Liability Issues at Your Nonprofit’s Special Event
Obtaining permits, licenses, insurance, and more.
Effective Fundraising for Nonprofits: Real-World Strategies That Work
Covers many of the important legal and tax issues regarding nonprofit fundraising.
The Volunteers' Guide to Fundraising
Explains legal and tax issues pertinent to small, volunteer-led fundraising efforts.