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

Keep In Mind

A series of tips from the president of YoungAssociates; micro-sized nuggets to startle, energize, and boost your thinking in regard to development. Like a ship’s lookout, Keep In Mind helps organizations navigate rough waters by giving an early warning of obstacles as well as opportunities both in the channel and out.

  1. 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  |  Read More »
  2. 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  |  Read More »
  3. 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  |  Read More »
  4. Your donors are looking for tax info, are you providing it? (KIM #6)
    First off, thanks to many of my clients who sent birthday greetings on June 8. I appreciate being remembered and your kindness. Even on that day, I found time to track the report provided to  |  Read More »
  5. Change in the Roth IRA (KIM #5)
    Starting January 1, 2010, a new law enables anyone to convert retirement savings to a Roth IRA, creating an opportunity for significant long-term savings in taxes. But whether an individual can benefit depends on such  |  Read More »