Q&A


Role of Corporate Sponsors at Special Events

Posted on 16 July 2008

There are many fundraising events where business and/or individual sponsors play an important role.  Here is a great question that we recently received on this topic: What is the role of sponsors? Is the money raised through sponsors only used to help reach the goal or can some funds be used to help with running [...]

Tax Deductible Amount for Tickets, Events with Donations

Posted on 27 March 2008

There are so many aspects to planning a fundraising event. Determining the ticket price and what portion of the ticket is tax deductible for attendees is one of those many details. Your article about determining the tax deductible portion of fundraising event tickets was very helpful. However, I’m wondering if any of the information you [...]

Additional Non Profit Accounting Guidelines

Posted on 01 August 2007

Recently The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) released additional guidelines regarding how charitable organizations report expenses related to fundraising efforts. These new guidelines cover three specific situations: Nonprofit organizations (NPOs) reporting no fundraising expenses. Should an NPO report amounts charged to the NPO by a professional fundraiser gross (as fundraising expenses) or net [...]

Special Event Tickets: Determining Tax Deductible Amounts

Posted on 20 March 2007

Non profit organizations that raise funds through events need to let attendees know the dollar amount of the event ticket that is tax deductible for IRS income tax reporting purposes. Deciding what this amount should be can be a taxing problem (pardon the pun) for many groups, as the following question illustrates: Where can I [...]

Frequently Asked Questions About Fundraising Letters

Posted on 05 September 2005

In this program I answer some of the most frequently asked questions related to fundraising letters, including: How can the letter get the reader’s attention in the first sentence or paragraph? How do I know who to send the letter to? How can a group get corporate sponsors and what type of benefits should be [...]