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Whether you are new to the nonprofit industry, a novice philanthropist, a seasoned donor, or a small business or large corporation starting a CSR program, with the nonprofit industry ever-changing, you can never have too much information or resource tools to help you along your journey.

Exempt Organizations (EO) administers tax law governing charities, private foundations and other entities exempt from federal income tax.

The National Council of Nonprofits (Council of Nonprofits) is a trusted resource and proven advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. 

The Chronicle of Philanthropy provides a wide range of content for the nonprofit sector, with topics spanning from corporate support opportunities to technology advancements.

The FASB has a long-standing commitment to the not-for-profit sector as part of the FASB’s standard-setting process for U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

TechSoup is an online community that brings together nonprofits and libraries with the technology solutions they need to maximize their efficiency.

The Fundraising Authority offers a range of fundraising how-to’s, pointers, find articles that touch on fundraising basics, direct mail tactics, and donor cultivation to get your nonprofit off the ground. leverages Cornerstone OnDemand’s state-of-the-art learning technology to create an online career development tool that provides free training to nonprofit staff and volunteers with access to a collection of e-learning and other training resources.

Blogs & Tips

How the CARES Act Changes Deducting Charitable Contributions

November 18, 2020

Whether taxpayers are supporting natural disaster recovery, COVID-19 pandemic aid or another cause that’s personally meaningful to them, their charitable donations may be tax deductible. These deductions basically reduce the amount of their taxable income.

Here’s how the CARES Act changes deducting charitable contributions made in 2020:

Previously, charitable contributions could only be deducted if taxpayers itemized their deductions.

However, taxpayers who don’t itemize deductions may take a charitable deduction of up to $300 for cash contributions made in 2020 to qualifying organizations. For the purposes of this deduction, qualifying organizations are those that are religious, charitable, educational, scientific or literary in purpose. The law changed in this area due to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

The CARES Act also suspends limits on charitable contributions and temporarily increases limits on contributions of food inventory. More information about these changes is available on

Here are some resources for people making donations:

Tax Exempt Organization Search
Taxpayers must give to qualified organizations to deduct their donations on their tax return. They can use this tool to find out if a specific charity qualifies as a charitable organization for income tax purposes.

Publication 526, Charitable Contributions

This publication explains how taxpayers claim a deduction for charitable contributions. It goes over:

  • How much taxpayers can deduct.
  • What records they must keep.
  • How to report contributions.

Publication 561, Determining the Value of Donated Property

Taxpayers generally can deduct the fair market value of property they donate. This publication helps determine the value of donated property.

Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions

Taxpayers must file Form 8283 to report noncash charitable contributions if the amount of this deduction is more than $500. The instructions for this form walk taxpayers through how to complete it.

Schedule A, Itemized Deductions

Taxpayers deducting donations do so on Schedule A. The instructions for this form include line-by-line directions for completing it.

Frequently asked questions: Qualified charitable distributions

Taxpayers age 70 ½ or older can make a qualified charitable distribution from their IRA – up to $100,000 – directly to an eligible charity. It’s generally a nontaxable distribution made by the IRA trustee to a charitable organization. A QCD counts toward their minimum distribution requirement for the year.

More information:

Tax Topic 506, Charitable Contributions

Deducting Charitable Contributions at a Glance

Amid the World's Covid-19 Pandemic, Now Is NOT the Time to Stop Giving!

March 23, 2020

Nice to See Our Family of Projects Grow!

March 12, 2020

Tip #4 - Is A Fiscal Sponsorship the Right Fit For You?

March 19, 2019

Tip #3 - Creating a Mission Statement

November 2018

Ertz Family Foundation Philadelphia Launch Coming Soon!

October 2018

It's so exciting to know we are two weeks away from our client, the Ertz Family Foundation's launch of their foundation in Philadelphia and the announcement of their very special, City of Love Fund, that will support local Philadelphia area charities!  Their first launch was in July where they raised more than $200,000 for Mission of Hope - Haiti, College Is Real and Kensington High School Football Team.

We are so grateful to work with our clients, brainstorm on different concepts and ideas, and see their vision come to fruition in a matter of months!  The City of Love Fund is going to be HUGE and a great resource for community based organizations that do wonders in the neighborhoods that they serve. 

The City of Love Event and Auction Fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 29, 2018 at Lincoln Memorial Field in Philadelphia.  Tickets can be found at: and sponsorship information can be found at:

Tip #2 - Securing Sponsors for Your Fundraising Event

October 2018

By Charisse Browner

September 2018

My uncle once said to me when I told him that I was starting my own nonprofit to help athletes, celebrities and companies give back to the communities they serve, "You have had the best career of anyone that I know!"  He is correct!

Helping others do good in the world is a job that I've been most passionate about for more than 25 years.  Impact Philanthropy Group (IPG) is a long awaited organization that I have carefully and thoughtfully created over a period of time.  My career path for more than 25 years has lead me to this current chapter in my life that I am most proud of, most passionate about, and most excited about.

I started volunteering when I was only 14 years old reading to residents at a local convalescent home.  It brought me much joy to know I was making a difference in an elderly person's life just by taking time out of my playful and care-free day to tend to others in need.  To bring comfort.  To bring companionship and joy to others.  From the 14 year old volunteer, to volunteering at Cedar Sinai Hospital, to getting involved with the CEO at Motown Records for the annual Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser, to managing the nonprofit foundation of radio station, Power 106FM, to helping star athletes and celebrities create and manage their foundations, it was pretty obvious that I found my purpose in serve others in whatever capacity that I can.

For many years, my family, friends, clients and co-workers would encourage me to start my own consulting organization. I knew that was the best option for me, however, I also knew the timing had to be right.  I wanted to prepare myself to be the best consultant I could be to those that trusted my expertise, knowledge, skills and guidance.

After many years of gaining experience and honing my skills and knowledge of the nonprofit industry, and with the help and support of a stellar group of nonprofit professionals whose expertise, skills and compassion for the community is unparalleled, we created Impact Philanthropy Group (IPG).

Together and as a team, we provide philanthropic services to the world that is unlike any other organization that provides similar services.  We are who we are and in our opinion, we are the best advisers to provide you with all of the services that you desire, want and need.

IPG is not just another fiscal sponsor.  We are much more than that!  We are your extended family.  We are your support for all things nonprofit.  We are your trusted advisers to ensure you are successful with your projects.  We walk with you to make sure you are doing it right and in the most efficient and effective manner. 

We choose to be in this line of business and we are very fortunate to have clients that trust us to get the job done.  As our motto says, "We are only as successful as you are!"


TIP #1 - How to Select A Charity to Fund

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