Nonprofits Were Heard: IRS Withdraws Proposal to Collect More Donor Information!
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced last week that is has withdrawn its November 2015 proposal to collect increased donor information. As you might remember, this proposal encouraged charitable organizations to ask donors to give out their Social Security Numbers and report them along with the amount donated to the IRS.
A big thanks to everyone who shared their feedback and concerns with the IRS. Together, our collective voice can have a real impact on policies at the national and local level.
MNN submitted a comment to the IRS, sharing our belief that the proposal created confusion and potential danger for donors, would negatively impact nonprofit fundraising efforts, and could place unnecessary reporting and cost burdens on nonprofits. We also heard from MNN members across the state that they too had let the IRS know they were against the proposal.
The Nonprofit Times
, the IRS received roughly 38,000 comments on the amendment, the majority of which expressed concerns over the amendment.
MNN's NEW Nonprofit Trainings & Events Calendar
Make sure you check out MNN's new and improved
Nonprofit Training and Events Calenda
r! Here you'll find trainings and events across the state to help you network, learn & give back.
You can browse the full calendar by date or use the categories and tags to filter by region or event type.
We're just getting started! Help us increase awareness of great opportunities for nonprofit professionals from the Berkshires to the Cape & Islands by filling up the calendar. The training and event listings can be viewed by everyone, although you must be an MNN nonprofit or affiliate member to submit a training or event.
Click here to view the calendar and/ or submit a training or event.
January FREE Wednesday Webinar-
Back By Popular Demand!
Wednesday, January 20,
Start 2016 in high gear and build long-term habits by joining us for an encore of this hit presentation from MNN's 2015 conference. You will not want to miss this webinar, which one conference attendee exclaimed was
"The best hour of my week!"
This webinar will help you identify ways to automate and/or shorten the time it takes to complete daily tasks that consume valuable time you could be spending furthering your organization's mission and increasing your impact.
It has never been easy to run an effective, impactful non-profit organization. There are always budget cuts, economic challenges, staffing shortages, apathy, lack of awareness and more. Yet, amid these perennial challenges there are those organizations that do soar and scale new heights. While others, unfortunately end up closing their doors, leaving many without the protection or vital services they need. Why do some soar and others sink? In our experience we have found three key characteristics that trigger a high or low performing organization.
1) Revenue generation
2) Board engagement
3) A strategy aligned with organizational impact.
Grant & Award Opportunities
Trainings & Events
*Discounts for MNN members
The School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College
is accepting applications for the 2016 - 2017 Master of Education in Community Engagement Fellowship program.
This unique, 36-credit graduate program prepares students with skills for careers in outreach and partnership in schools, colleges, and community organizations. Fellowships include a full-tuition scholarship! Deadline for applications is February 1. Learn more.