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5013c for dummies

9 years 3 months ago #166521 by mum24kids
Replied by mum24kids on topic 5013C SALE
James, you should ask whoever told you that to provide you with a tax code reference to back it up. There is no rule that says nonprofits can't sell personal property.
9 years 3 months ago #166518 by JAMES WILKINS
Replied by JAMES WILKINS on topic 5013C SALE
We have 26 church pews 13 ft, padded seat that we need to get rid of. I wanted to put out notice for sell but I was told that I couldn't do that because we are non profit organization. what can I do to get a donation for them.
16 years 8 months ago #133983 by truspartan
Replied by truspartan on topic RE: 5013c for dummies
We do "start-up" funds for our teachers at the beginning of each year. In the past we wrote checks to each teacher and handled all the receipts coming back from the teacher. This year, we streamlined that process and gave the principal the total amount and he divided it up among the teachers. One check for us and no receipts to gather/track.
16 years 8 months ago #133426 by Ptmom
Replied by Ptmom on topic RE: 5013c for dummies
That is great. Our teachers were really upset this year at being asked to submit receipts and I was trying to find a way around it.

thanks for the advice. boosting up teacher appreciation might be the way to go
16 years 8 months ago #133425 by Critter
Replied by Critter on topic RE: 5013c for dummies
In the past, we've restocked the classroom supplies or given small ($10) gift cards for local coffee shop or book store. This year we're giving each teacher a 3-hole punch and some sharpies - sounds a little strange, but that's the stuff they can really use, even at the end of the year. We also did a continental breakfast and coffee cart a couple of times during the year and two big meals as part of our formal staff appreciation program.

Next week (end of year), we'll give potted flowers to our secretaries and a couple other support people who really help the PTO behind the scenes. Nothing that costs more than about $20 each.

Every year, we allocate $100 per teacher (including custodial, paras, secretaries, and specials) of PTO reimbursement money. The teacher must submit receipts to prove (should the IRS ever ask us) that the money has been spent in accordance with the PTO's mission, and then we cut them a check. Some teachers turn in their receipts right at the beginning of the year, others wait until the end, and some never even bother to do it at all (which I simply can't understand!). That's not exactly the same as giving an outright thank you gift, but it is a form of staff appreciation.
16 years 8 months ago #133420 by Ptmom
Replied by Ptmom on topic RE: 5013c for dummies
Well funny you ask that. For a while that seemed to be the impression but we straightened that one out. We are a very literal PTO so it takes us time to work through these issues.
What kind of token gifts do you give. I would love to make that suggestion.

Thanks for the feed back any other ideas?
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