Jul 21

It does not matter what type of skills you possess, many volunteer organizations could still use your help. Even if this is just to hand out clean water and fresh food to some of the people around you. One of the best things about making use of one of these organizations is that it can give you a sense of accomplishment that you might not have ever had. Because of this, you will get a sense of pride that you enjoy when helping out others who really need the Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 3

Non-profits may not have the burden of trying to turn a profit, but that does not mean that they do not suffer when the economy takes a turn for the worse. In fact, non-profits are often among some of the hardest hit by these sudden changes.

When people are seeing their savings evaporate away and are tightening their purse strings, it is hardly the time when they are going to be as generous with the donations to a non-profit organization. That is why these organizations Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 26

After more than six successful years serving the Diocese of Galveston-Houston’s Catholic Charities organization, Bonna Kol has tendered her resignation.

The CEO and president of the Catholic nonprofit organization failed to acknowledge whether her decision was due to the recent sex scandal involving St. Michael’s Home for Children, a shelter for immigrant children run by the nonprofit.

A sexual assault of an 8-year old by a 10 and 11-year old was witnessed on July 1, but not reported to authorities as required by Texas law until July 5th.
The Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 2

Living here in Texas can be consuming – there’s the social ladder to climb, worrying about your Gexa Energy Texas plan and even just finding a belt buckle big enough to balance out your hat! But in all seriousness it’s important to pick a few local Texas charities to give back tohere are a few of our favorites:
BCRC – The BCRC is the Breast Cancer Awareness Centers of Texas but they’re so much more. They provide funding statewide to breast cancer research and they offer mammogram support for local women in YOUR community right now.
Variety – Variety is one of the oldest children’s charity in Texas. They’ve recently merged with Peaceable Children which means they can no provide even more help to special needs children all over the state. One of the most functional, revered charities in Texas and for good reason – they accept volunteers all the time!
Airborne Angel Cadets – The Texas version of this charity is all about sending care packages to the troops and if we know one thing about Texas is that everyone there has a lot of American pride! Giving back to the troops is the way this charity says thanks which we can get behind.

Mar 8

To get a job with a non-profit, many focus on one of several career paths. Some helpful courses and degrees include business, health, social work, counseling, public relations and education.

Originally non-profits had small budgets and individual funding sources. Now they must maintain complicated budgets, reach out to numerous funding sources and be able to navigate special requirements and regulations. This requires modern business and accounting skills. This has led many NPOs to hire leadership who have completed business coursework. There are even business Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 24

Non-profits can last for a long time, but sometimes they must cease operation. Usually this means that they have run out of money, or their leadership has been unable to raise enough funds to maintain services.

Since a non-profit has a special tax status, disassembling should not mean that the NPO closes its doors and no one knows where the money went. In terms of federal and state law, a non-profit must have a board of directors. By law, they Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

There are some people who have so many things in their home that they do not know what to do with it. There are also non-profit organizations that know where those items can do the most good if people would donate items. If you are looking for somewhere to donate clothes or other things in your home you no longer need, then consider donating to a local non-profit group in your area. It is easy to do, and the donations you make are tax deductible. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

If a group wants to start a non-profit, they must consider several legal issues. First, in order to accrue donations, they need to have non-profit status. This is needed to be exempt from taxes on any donations, but it is also necessary to compete for grant monies from private or government sources. Second, they must apply to both their state IRS and the federal IRS to receive non-profit status.

To achieve non-profit status, they must be able to explain their budget. The IRS Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 17

Many organizations have received the non-profit designation over the years. These cover every worthy cause and even a few controversial ones. Some are large with local offices. Others are within a specific region or state. Still others operate in a single location. The non-profit status is received from the state tax office and/or the federal IRS. The purpose of a non-profit is usually to inform and/or help the public.

Many nonprofits deal with serious medical issues. Some groups may target Read the rest of this entry »

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