February 24, 2021

Hoping that the golf fundraiser and other in-person nonprofit events are not far off?

With golf fundraisers and other nonprofit events, hopefully, coming up over the next several months, I would like to share the following information for you to think about.

Sponsorship: Where a business gives cash or other property it may not necessarily be a gift to the charity. If the expectation of the transaction is to receive a business advantage, such as a promotion or advertising, the charity cannot issue an official donation receipt, as this is not considered a gift. For taxation purposes, the business can claim the transaction as a business expense.

Donations: Under the Income tax act, a qualified donee (e.g. a registered charity) can issue official donation receipts for income tax purposes for donations that legally qualify as gifts.

Gift in Kind: The fair market value of a gift in kind as at the date of the donation, (the date at which beneficial ownership is transferred from the donor to the donee), must be determined before an amount can be recorded on a receipt for tax purposes. The person who determines the fair market value of the property must be competent and qualified to evaluate the particular property being transferred by way of a gift. Property of little or nominal value to the donor will not qualify as a gift in kind. Used clothing would be an example of a non-qualifying contribution.

Please contact me if me and my business can be of any assistance with the success of your upcoming event(s) with help for sponsors, donors, and/or gifts in kind.

If you would like to learn more about how my ability, experience, and skills may be able to help benefit your nonprofit organization or a nonprofit organization you may be associated with, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I would be pleased to meet and discuss the opportunity of working together and provide you with any additional information you may require.

I hope you enjoy my postings and find this information useful. Please follow the link at: https://raveresults.ca/blog/ as I welcome your comments on my Blog.



Mitchell Ravvin, BComm, PFPC, CFRE
Professional Fundraiser
Rave Results Inc.
7436 21A Street SE
Calgary, AB T2C 0V9

Rave Results Inc. is a professional fundraising service specializing in assisting mid-size nonprofit organizations. Areas of expertise include: Donor Development, Major Gift Fundraising, Sponsorship, Planned Giving, and both Annual and Capital Campaigns.

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