In this course, aspiring Nonprofit startups will learn to account for the legitimacy of their organizations by gaining the proper documentation in less time and less money than it took prior to 2014. Fortunately today's technology will allow applicants to complete virtually all of their filing online. Students will learn how to complete applications leading to tax exempt status online. This will allow donors to receive tax related credit as a reward for giving to your cause. Students will also learn how to develop a project budget summary. This is important because many people are denied funding because their budget does not line up with their proposed projects. Additionally students will learn about the pros and cons of securing a fiscal sponsor and how to get one. NOTE: While the information learned will be quite useful, organizations that are absolutely certain that they will receive over $50 the first year of operation or churches that are not planning to house or operate social or charitable services may not be able to apply through this online method.
Since this is a follow up course from How to Build Your Nonprofit Startup- Part 1, Students should have completed the exercises from that previous course. They will need to have access to their assignment results. Students need to be able to type info in Adobe PDF files in order to complete assignments within the system. They have the option to download and print those documents as well for manual completion. Students should be able to download, save and retrieve downloaded files to successfully complete course assignments.
The Course Structure includes: video lectures, quizzes, along with hands on assignments.
This Course may be completed in a 3 hours over the course of the number of days that it takes to receive feedback from applications.
Keywords include: nonprofit, startup,tax exempt, 501c3, 1023, fiscal sponsor, fiscal sponsorship, EIN, Articles of Incorporation, Tax ID
This lecture explains what will be covered in this course.
This segment will allow you to review some nonprofit related terminology to identify and reinforce what you may already know and understand. It will also help you to become familiar with terms that you may not know but will however encounter in this course.
This lecture will explain the difference between an organizational and project budget and why organizations should prepare both. This lecture will also demonstrate the issues that are to be included in project budgets and point out areas where they differ from organizational budgets.
Download the the Project Budget PDF file to complete this assignment. Complete a Project Budget, adding Descriptions, Overall Expense along with the Full time Equivalency percentage of time and resources spent on the project. Enter FTE as decimals. The format will convert to percentages automatically.
This lecture guides students through first determining if they are eligible to use a new and easier tax exempt application.
In today's nonprofit arena the Organization's name can help or hurt their chances for getting funded. If another organization shares your name, it can put your organization at risk for being associated with them. The other organization with your same name can even receive donations that donors thought were being given to your cause. This lecture will guide students through steps for making certain that they are able to use the name that they believe is best for them.
This registers you with your state in order for your organization to legally conduct business. This lecture guides you through the process of securing your organization's ability to operate according to your state.
Organizations must have a tax number in order to register for nonprofit tax exempt status. The requirements are basically the same although the application process may be slightly different from state to state, This lecture guides students through getting the application online to help expedite the filing process.
Grant makers weigh in on their concerns regarding potential donor recipients. This lecture features a report that has greatly impacted how donors who offer grants approach their giving.
For those nonprofit Startups who either do not want to deal with the financial administration or who may want to apply for sizable funding and grants, Fiscal Sponsorship may be a great option. This lecture features a short information session with an established fiscal sponsor.
This lecture explains the registration process required to initiate the online application for the 1023 EZ form.
This lecture continues explaining how to complete the remaining parts in the 1023 EZ online application.
Margaret Jamal, PhD, CPhD, Author, Instructor: Doctorate Human Services and Spiritual Caregiving; Certified in Pastoral Care Giving; Certified Philanthropic Development Officer, Youth Development Practitioner; Founder of the R.A.T.E.S Foundation.
When (R.A.T.E.S.™) emerged out of a community outreach project to help unite businesses, churches and community organizations to meet the needs of the homeless, hungry and neglected children. R.A.T.E.S is an acronym, which stands for Response-ability, Account-ability, Evaluation-ability, and Sustain-ability. R.A.T.E.S.™ principles help to establish a mutually accepted platform of skills and resource development that each participant would commit to learning. This platform allows for an effective synergistic, ane integrated collaboration environment.
Dr. Jamal has extensive Adult Training and Instructional Development experience including providing software and technical training & consulting; Curriculum development for companies including AT&T, Children's World Learning Center; Contract Database & web development for Charles Schwab;
Among her published works, Dr. Jamal has authored guide books for organizational development and resource development. Her titles include: R.A.T.E.S. Principles (Timeless Principles for Successful Nonprofits and Human Services), Faith Legacies-Guide for Faith-based Non-Profits, My Grant Writing Secrets, National Treasures- Foundation Grants, Beware of Wolves- The Rise of Psycho-Spiritual Terrorism in the Church, When Girls Don't Tell.
Dr. Margaret considers her most important responsibilities (privileges) as follows: Ordained Minister, Wife, Mother, Partner (Social service partner with husband). Other Skills include: Curriculum Design, E-Learning Software (Adope Captivate, Audition, Flash,Articulate Storyline, Lectora SNAP); Microsoft Office Suite, Photoshop; Grant Writing; Organizational Development and Management, copywriter, talk show host musician/vocalist.