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Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Ending Soon

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Ending Soon

| December 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

Time is running out to use the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit Arizona tax filers have a great opportunity to donate to their favorite qualifying charities and receive a dollar-for-dollar reduction on their Arizona tax burden for donations made by December 31. Qualifying organizations are nonprofit (501(c)(3) organizations that spend at least half of their budget […]

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Nonprofits Shine When Caring About People is the Priority

Nonprofits Shine When Caring About People is the Priority

| December 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

A recent large scale study of nursing home care and standards of delivery points out that nonprofits can and do deliver significantly better services as compared to for-profit companies. It makes sense, given that for-profit enterprises continually watch the bottom line and cut personnel and service to in order to maximize profits, while nonprofits focus on standards […]

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Is Your Nonprofit Risking a Lawsuit by Misusing Unpaid Interns?

| November 16, 2011 | 2 Comments

Stop me if you’ve heard this in your nonprofit recently:  “We need help with (insert job or project name of choice), let’s get an unpaid intern.” Not so fast. What you are describing is probably illegal. The primary rule of internships is that they cannot benefit the company or organization in any way (see #4 below). Internships […]

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Happy International Volunteer Managers Day

Happy International Volunteer Managers Day

| November 5, 2011 | 0 Comments

Volunteer Coordinators are pretty good company to keep. They tend to be passionate about causes and their work is entirely people-based, so they tend to be chatty and amiable and in the middle of all kinds of cool events. I know of one actual “job” managing a volunteer program in Tucson. And by that I […]

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SAVMA Presents Awards to Outstanding Volunteer Managers

SAVMA Presents Awards to Outstanding Volunteer Managers

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Southern Arizona Volunteer Management Association (SAVMA) presented several annual awards recognizing outstanding leadership and commitment to volunteerism at it’s monthly lunch and networking meeting this week. The Holly Reck Award for Outstanding Volunteer Administration was presented to Donna Rackow-Hockersmith for her work with Valley Assistance Services. VAS offers seniors and families a wide variety […]

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Nonprofits are Essential to a Community’s Business Sector

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

In this HuffPo article, Robert Eggar writes about the essential backdrop of community and quality of life services that nonprofits provide – and we mostly overlook – that make a city attractive to for-profit enterprises, and how legislators across the country are decimating services. If nonprofits excel at leveraging the power of volunteers to multiply […]

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Upcoming Events Week of Oct. 10

Upcoming Events Week of Oct. 10

| October 10, 2011 | 0 Comments

  It’s a busy week for nonprofits. Here is a run down of some Tucson area activities. Tucson OASIS hosts their 3rd Annual Discover Life After 50 Expo at the Viscount Suites, 9am to 1pm on Tuesday. The Expo features OASIS programs for vibrant aging and social engagement. Over 20 Tucson area nonprofits will have […]

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Donate to Charity and Receive Full Arizona Income Tax Credit

Donate to Charity and Receive Full Arizona Income Tax Credit

| September 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Arizonan’s have the opportunity again to donate to approved charities that help the working poor and receive full dollar-for-dollar credit on their Arizona income tax filings. This is a tax credit, not a deduction, meaning that 100% of your donation, up to the maximum $200 for a single filer or $400 for a married couple, […]

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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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Volunteer to Remember 9/11 – Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to Remember 9/11 – Day of Service Volunteer Opportunities

| September 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Do you want to put a little elbow grease, or shoe rubber, in for a good cause to remember and commemorate 9/11? Here are a few local Day of Service opportunities that might be of interest. World Care 9/11 Walk World Care was at ground zero providing supplies and help. The proceeds from this event […]

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