YoungAssociates serves nonprofits in a variety of fields, including arts, history, and medicine

Thinking beyond cash (KIM #9)

The IRS has ruled privately that a donor can claim an income tax charitable deduction for the contribution of television broadcast licenses provided the donor properly substantiates them. Further ruled, the licenses are treated as long-term capital assets for purposes of section 170(e).
One of the multitude of ways nonprofits can benefit from having discussions with their donors that think beyond immediate cash gifts.



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Everyone loses (KIM #8)

Too many nonprofits believe that their budgets are tight, particularly for investments expensed immediately versus over a longer term. We routinely are seeing organizations defer maintenance and skip consistently proven development upgrades, including IT, sales and marketing.

These bypassed opportunities aren’t just a missed opportunity for the organization: the investment dearth hurts the community’s recovery and job creation as well.



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Successes forged through economic downturn (KIM #7)

Proctor & Gamble, General Electric, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft and Google all were created or got their first big boost during an economic downturn in the U.S. Imagine what the recession successes will be from our current downturn.



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