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How To Start A Nonprofit On The Fast Track

17 Jul

Do you have an idea that sparks the creation of an organization devoted to positive change for the good for all people? Whether you already have a nonprofit that you’ve registered in your state or you are thinking of creating one, you will still need to apply for federal tax-exemption. There are benefits to creating a nonprofit organization and the biggest is being able to accept donations. 

For recognition as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3), you need to traditionally complete the 1023 form. The process can take up to six months to hear back. However the government recently released a faster process to receive your nonprofit status in as little as tweleve weeks called the 1023EZ form.

How to get your non-profit started tax-exempt organization:
1) Complete the 1023EZ online application
2) Pay $275
3) Have less than $50,000 in assets
4) Have a mission statement

https://www.irs.gov/uac/about-form-1023ez

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Adopt Your Perfect Pet With Petfinder

10 Jul

Are you looking for a house pet? Have you searched your local animal shelters and pet stores with no luck? I recently had a friend tell me how they found their pet using Petfinder. The site allows you to search for dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, birds, fish and barnyard animals in your local area. If you are interested in a pet, you then simply click a button to ask for more information and a representative will follow-up with you. You can also sponsor an animal with the Petfinder Foundation which will allow you to make a donation.

If you are not sure you want to adopt a pet just yet, the site also offers a host of articles about adopting cats and dogs. For example, if you plan on bringing home a dog, the site offers articles on what do in the first 30 days. You can also read their blog and watch videos.

Search the site to adopt your perfect pet!
http://Petfinder.com

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End Hunger In America

27 Feb

Are you looking for a good cause to donate your efforts? Have you considered No Hungry Kid? The organization is working to eliminate the child hunger epidemic in America. The site says, “1 out of 5 kids in America don’t get the food they need which impacts their health and threatens their futures in profound ways.” You can help by signing up to support the cause. Each time you dine out at participating restaurants, you’ll help feed children who don’t have enough to eat.

https://www.nokidhungry.org/

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Winter Swimming Safety Tips

9 Dec

Do you know how to survive in rough water conditions? Watch this tragic story about a man who lived to tell about a life changing swimming accident. If you are drowning, you need to flip, float & follow. Flip over on your back, float to keep your head above water and follow the current.  

Because I Said I Would is a nonprofit organization that gives you the tools to keep your promises and make a difference in the world. It’s nonprofits like this that LHTT supports and wants to help.

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Make a Splash & Save a Child’s Life

3 Aug

Did you know that ten people a day drown in the US? Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children under 5. Drowning is preventable. Have you considered signing your child up for swimming lessons?

This month’s featured nonprofit is the USA Swimming Foundation’s Make a Splash initiative. It is a national child-focused water safety campaign which aims to provide the opportunity for every child in America to learn to swim. Olympic athletes visit local establishments to raise awareness of water safety and the importance of swimming lessons.

For more information on this nonprofit, please follow the link below.
usaswimmingfoundation.org/makeasplash

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Toyota’s 100 Cars For Good

1 Jul

Do you know a non-profit organization that needs a new car? Toyota has an annual program called 100 Cars for Good that provides non-profit organizations vehicles to assist them in performing their community service. Yes, Toyota gives away 100 brand new vehicles! How do you qualify? The organization needs to explain how a new Toyota would help their organization.

Up to 2,500 nonprofits can register to participate. Toyota will announce 250 finalists. Then 150 finalists are selected by the public and the top 100 voted win. The 50 finalists who are not selected will each receive a $1,000 donation from Toyota. Winners can choose a new Toyota Highlander, Prius, Sienna, Sienna Mobility or Tundra. Each vehicle comes with a 6-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Even if organizations don’t become a finalist, Toyota suggests joining the 100 Cars for Good program to just help build awareness of the group’s mission.

http://www.100carsforgood.com

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What’s The Impact of An Hour of Coding?

28 Apr

Have you thought about getting your kids into computer programming at an early age? Code.org suggests that just an hour of coding can change the direction of student and push them into a career of technology. The site says, “The Hour of Code is at its core not about learning a brand new skill in just one hour. One hour isn’t enough to learn how to code. It’s about increasing access to computer science by breaking stereotypes and opening doors. Somebody may learn programming concepts like loops, conditionals, or basic debugging through the Hour of Code. But a much more important goal is for students and teachers to learn that computer science is fun — you can start at any age, in any classroom, even if you don’t have a computer.”

Discover how to get your child into computer science.
https://code.org/about/evaluation/hourofcode

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Pencils Of Promise

4 Feb

Pencils of Promise is a non-profit organization that believes everyone deserves access to quality education. They are working to reshape the landscape of education guided by opening new schools around the world. Not only do they build schools, they also offer scholarships and supporting teachers. The difference with this organization is once they build a school, they continue to support it. If you are want to make difference in a student’s life, consider donating to Pencils of Promise.

https://pencilsofpromise.org/

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OhioHopes Helps Seniors

3 Feb

Are you senior that thinks they’ve been scammed? OhioHOPES strives to be Ohio’s informative hub for older adults at risk of crime. This initiative provides resources, a monitored helpline, and support in reporting crimes. If you are senior or have an elderly family member that needs help check out Ohio Hopes.

http://ohiohopes.org/

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