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A tool for your nonprofit.

How to start a nonprofit
Guide to Registering as a 501(c)(5) Organization

501(c)(5) tax status is for labor, horticultural or agricultural organizations. Explore the different types and steps to registering as a 501(c)(5) organization.

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Nonprofit guides
Top 51 Companies Offering Nonprofit Discounts in 2024

Save big in 2024 with our curated list of the top 51 companies providing exclusive discounts to nonprofits. Explore the best deals for your organization now!

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Fundraising ideas
Top 50+ Fundraising Event Ideas to Boost Donations in 2024

From unique and creative to virtual and holiday fundraising events - we’ve some interesting ideas to help nonprofits of all sizes and missions.

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Nonprofit guides
Email Marketing for Nonprofits - Top Tools and Best Practices in 2024

Email marketing for nonprofits can help you increase donations, share your mission, and engage with supporters. Explore best practices and top tools to for successful email campaigns.

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Nonprofit guides
Nonprofit Guide to 1099 Forms [2024]

Nonprofits must issue a 1099 form when engaging with independent contractors. Learn why nonprofits get a 1099 form with precise guidelines to issue one.

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Fundraising ideas
21 Fun and Profitable Fundraiser Ideas for Sports Teams

We’ve curated a list of 20+ fundraiser ideas for sports teams! From student-teacher face-off to a potluck, here are some fun ideas for your next event.

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Nonprofit life
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The Top 5 Banks for Nonprofits in 2024

Discover the best banks for nonprofits in 2024. Learn which banks offer low fees, great services, and tailored solutions for nonprofit financial needs.

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Nonprofit guides
Best Practices for Nonprofit Revenue Recognition

Boost your nonprofit's credibility and mission with proper revenue recognition. Learn more here!

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Nonprofit software
Top 9 Silent Auction Software of 2024

Discover the top 9 silent auction software solutions for nonprofits in 2024. Choose the software that best meets your needs to plan and run your auction seamlessly.

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Nonprofit guides
How to Create a Successful Facebook Fundraiser in 2024

Learn how to create a Facebook fundraiser for your nonprofit organization in 3 simple steps. Explore the benefits and challenges of getting donations on Facebook.

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Nonprofit guides
8 Best Nonprofit Payment Processing Platforms: A Detailed Comparison

Here are 8 popular nonprofit payment processing solutions. Pick a reliable and secure processor that accommodates your needs and streamlines online payments.

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How to start a nonprofit
501(c)(3) Guide for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know [2024]

Discover the benefits and requirements of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for your nonprofit. Learn how to apply, maintain compliance, and maximize your impact.

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How to start a nonprofit
A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming and Operating 501(c)(4) Social Welfare Organizations

501(c)(4) organizations promote social welfare and can engage in political activities. Learn about 501(c)(4) qualifications, characteristics, and the application process.

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How to start a nonprofit
501(c)(3) vs 501(c)(4): Understanding the Key Differences [2024]

Organizations with both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) are both exempted from federal taxes. Learn about the differences, purpose, eligibility and more for your nonprofit!

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Nonprofit guides
Are Nonprofits Required to Pay Taxes? [2024 Guide]

Learn about nonprofit tax obligations, exemptions, and maintaining tax-exempt status. Streamline compliance with Zeffy's IRS-compliant tax receipt generation.

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Fundraising ideas
19 Easy and Creative Summer Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

From golf tournaments to music festivals, here are 19 creative summer fundraising ideas to attract the best donations for your nonprofit.

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How to start a nonprofit
How to start a nonprofit in Louisiana in 14 steps [2024]

Learn everything you need to know to start a nonprofit organization in Louisiana, including creating bylaws, recruiting directors, and applying for an EIN.

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How to start a nonprofit
How to start a nonprofit in Alabama in 13 steps [2024]

Learn everything you need to know to start a nonprofit organization in Alabama, including creating bylaws, recruiting directors, and applying for an EIN

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Nonprofit guides
Top Grants for Nonprofits in 2024

Get your guide to securing grants for nonprofits. Learn how to find grants, how to choose the best options, and a list of the top 2024 grants for nonprofits.

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Fundraising ideas
20 Best Silent Auction Basket Ideas For Nonprofits

Thinking about organizing a silent auction? Explore simple but creative silent auction basket ideas to raise donations.

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Nonprofit guides
How to Start a Nonprofit Silent Auction in 9 Steps [The 2024 Guide]

With our 2024 guide, you can learn to host a winning silent auction in 9 steps. This will maximize fundraising, engage donors, and streamline event planning for your nonprofit.

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