Tag: Charitable Giving

Nonprofits Oppose Obama’s Charity Deduction Cuts

Nonprofits Oppose Obama’s Charity Deduction Cuts

| September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The President’s plan to cap tax breaks for charitable donations by wealthy donors is a concern for nonprofits who rely on those donations, and nonprofit organizations are opposing the move. The proposed tax changes are a part of the American Jobs Act, and would apply to married couples with an adjusted gross income of at least […]

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Tucson School Supply Drives

Tucson School Supply Drives

| July 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

UPDATE: Tucson Values Teachers and Walgreens are collecting supplies August 1-15. Supplies can be dropped off at any Walgreens store in Southern Arizona. Last year they collected $71,000 worth of supplies, supplies that might otherwise have come out of a teacher’s pocket. The Community Finance Corporation has kicked in a generous $25,000 grant, and Walgreens […]

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OASIS Fans Tweet Way to $16k in Sam’s Club Fundraiser

OASIS Fans Tweet Way to $16k in Sam’s Club Fundraiser

| July 18, 2011 | 1 Comment

Tweeters helped OASIS put 3,307 tweets into the Twittersphere  on July 12, raising over $16,000 for adult health and wellness programs. Each tweet containing the hashtag #AdultWellness and the handle @SamsClub was worth $5.  Each Twitter account was restricted to a maximum of 20 tweets, so anyone could effectively donate $100 of Sam’s Club money […]

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Apologies in Advance

Apologies in Advance

| July 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Tis’ the season of corporate foundation funding/image building campaigns. During the past several weeks, I’ve been urging everyone to cast a vote in various competitions including two still-current Tucson causes; Goodman’s Eye For the Good Guy, and Home Depot’s Habitat campaign. And why not? Don’t we all love donating corporate money for the price of […]

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Mission Statements

Mission Statements

| June 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

I like Mission Statements. Mission Statements capture the essence of an organization’s purpose and reason for existence. It  reflects the most altruistic wishes and goals. Many nonprofits were started because of a founder’s deep personal tragic circumstance, or of someone’s appreciation of the healing and cultural value of the arts, or sometimes in just seeing […]

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Using Text to Donate – Giving Made Easy

Using Text to Donate – Giving Made Easy

| April 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

I’m often asked if using “Text to Donate”, sending a cell phone text message that authorizes a charitable donation, is a good, safe way to donate. The short answer is – absolutely. After the stunning success of the Red Cross fundraising effort for aid to Haiti in 2010 – over $32 million collected in one […]

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