Arc 7: FORMING CLUBS, HUBS, NETWORKS, CO-OPS, CENTERS, and ARCOLOGIES
The Conscious Community is "the sleeping giant" with untapped collective potential.
Just look below at all the good we are doing individually to change the world.
Imagine what we could do if we had one unified purpose. Oneness is powerful!
Start Your Own
In general an organization may be exempt as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) if it is organized and operated exclusively for one or more of the following purposes:
(d) Testing for public safety,
(f) Educational, or
(g) Prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
Seasonal Non-Profit Events
- MLK (Jan)
- National Mentoring Month (Jan)
- Americorps Week (Mar)
- Good Deeds Day (Apr)
- Global Youth Service Day (Apr)
- National Volunteer Week (Apr)
- 911 Day of Service and Remembrance (Sep)
- National Preparedness Month (Sep)
- Make a Difference Day (Oct)
- Veterans Day (Nov)
- Family Volunteer Day (Nov)
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Google for Nonprofits
The Google for Nonprofits program qualifies you for a gamut of benefits, including
free Google Adwords advertising, which can gain you valuable search traffic.
Apply here: google.com/nonprofits
A few free resources (and free money):
Nonprofit website grants
The Digital Community Foundation offers grants for new and redesigned nonprofit
websites. While this grant won’t cover all of your nonprofit website’s costs, it will
save you hundreds of dollars on a cutting-edge website designed specifically for
Save 20%: digitalcommunityfoundation.org
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Books to help you excel
The Nimble Nonprofit by Trey Beck and Jacob Smith
A great, breezy primer on doing work that matters. “An unconventional guide to
sustaining your nonprofit.”
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Startup success isn’t about the perfect idea or having lots of cash. It’s about speedy
testing and creating to find something (or an experience) that people really want.
Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeir Hansson
Read this to bust up your assumptions about how an organization should operate.
Underdo your competition. Stay small. Break the rules. Waste less time.
Qualified 501c3 Organizations
You may deduct a charitable contribution made to, or for the use of, any of the following organizations that otherwise are qualified under section 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code:
- A state or United States possession (or political subdivision thereof), or the United States or the District of Columbia, if made exclusively for public purposes;
- A community chest, corporation, trust, fund, or foundation, organized or created in the United States or its possessions, or under the laws of the United States, any state, the District of Columbia or any possession of the United States, and organized and operated exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, scientific, or literary purposes, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals;
- A church, synagogue, or other religious organization;
- A war veterans' organization or its post, auxiliary, trust, or foundation organized in the United States or its possessions;
- A nonprofit volunteer fire company;
- A civil defense organization created under federal, state, or local law (this includes unreimbursed expenses of civil defense volunteers that are directly connected with and solely attributable to their volunteer services);
- A domestic fraternal society, operating under the lodge system, but only if the contribution is to be used exclusively for charitable purposes;
- A nonprofit cemetery company if the funds are irrevocably dedicated to the perpetual care of the cemetery as a whole and not a particular lot or mausoleum crypt.
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