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Nonprofit Tech for Good Lists 111 free or nearly-free online tools

Nonprofit Tech for Good, a social media resource website for nonprofit professionals, has compiled a list of over 100 free and low-cost services that are useful to nonprofits.

See the complete list of 111 Low-Cost or Free Online Tools for Nonprofits.

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Where can I find free online nonprofit training?

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Many nonprofits work with a tight budget that may not allow for the cost of expensive grant writing, fundraising, and other nonprofit training. If you'd like to upgrade your professional skills without breaking the bank, consider some of these free online training sources. 

 

What should I know about Donor-Advised Funds?

What is a donor-advised fund (DAF)?
According to the IRS, a donor-advised fund is an account of contributions made by individual donors but maintained and operated by a sponsoring 501(c)(3) organization. Once the donor makes a contribution, the sponsoring organization has legal control over it, but the donor retains advisory privileges with respect to the distribution of funds and the investment of assets in the account.

IRS Offers Free Phone Forums for Tax-Exempt Organizations

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The IRS is hosting a series of free conference call discussions on 501(c)3 related subjects. Topics include tax rules for volunteers, filling out Schedule K, and how to maintain tax-exempt status. Space is limited; registration is required.

Charities and their volunteers
July 17, 2 p.m., EDT
Tax rules that come into play in the sometimes complex relationships between charities and their volunteers.

Charitable giving in USA up 1.5%

According to the Nonprofit Times' recent analysis of the latest Giving USA report, total charitable giving is up 1.5% in the United States.

For a fun visual breakdown of the report's findings, check out the Benefactor Group's "A Good Year for Giving" infographic.

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