Sample Mission Statement: Top 20 Nonprofits

A sample collection of mission statement of 20 world’s largest, top and possibly best nonprofit organizations. Environmental Defense: http://www.edf.org   Mission Statement Environmental Defense Fund’s mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science, we design and transform markets to bring lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems. […]

Sources for Nonprofit fundraising

The most basic sources of nonprofit fundraising are: Individual donors: As per a report published by Giving USA, funds from individual donors constitute around 3/4th of the total charitable donations in the United States. Corporate giving: Corporate funds can be raised in two forms: a) Event sponsorship – which is more of an episodic funding. […]

Volunteer personal liability protection for NPOs

Volunteers of a U.S nonprofit organization are protected from personal liability under the Volunteer Protection Act of 1997, 42 U.S.C. 14501. As per the provisions of the Act, all volunteers of a nonprofit organization are protected from personal liability if: the loss was not a result of willful, reckless or criminal misconduct, gross negligence, or […]

State Employment related laws for NPOs

Employment related laws differ widely across states. However the common thread for most of the states includes the following employment related laws. Most of these laws apply to employees only and would not apply to volunteers unless otherwise noted. State Workers’ Compensation Act • Applies to employers with three (3) or more employees. • Purpose: […]

NPO Laws Related to Fundraising

Non-profit organizations are required to register with the state attorney general office and comply with the solicitation act for each state, where it raises funds. Registration is a MUST if fund raised by the organization (gross contribution) exceeds: Alabama $25000 Alaska $5000 Arizona $25000 Arkansas $10000 California $25000 Colorado $0.00 Connecticut $25000 Delaware not required […]