Charities are non-profit organizations and have a simplified taxation scheme. In the Fund's Charter must be indicated what percentage of earmarked donations, the organization has the right to use directly on the needs of the Fund. This amount may not exceed 30% of each receipt.
The resulting percentage can be used for rent, salary, office work, transport costs.
All Foundation personnel must be formally employed and subject to applicable taxes. To help you have the right to attract volunteers cooperating with the Foundation on a Pro Bono basis. In this case the official staff can be significantly reduced, leaving only the post of General Director and accountant.
For office rent, as a rule, spent a lot of money. You need to think about whether to abandon the office, and all meetings in neutral places. All the necessary information a potential donor can obtain on the website of the Fund.
You can find a free room, for example, a study at the University, a large company or a children's creativity center. You can go to the local DES and to obtain information on premises leased in the area. Then write a petition to the prefect or the mayor of the city with the request to help to free the area under the Fund.
Transport costs can be compensated with the help of volunteers – to involve them in the delivery of needed items to the beneficiaries. And actively use them on a business trip and for holding charity events.
Thus, if the Fund balance on the no premises, no transport, but just a couple of employees, the legal 30% percent of the monthly donations, you can officially deduct the payroll. Only do not forget that the main purpose of the charitable Foundation – helping the needy, not personal enrichment.
Advice 2: How to find the benefactor
To implement your own ideas or charity programs often require large financial investments or assistance of a famous person. Find a wealthy person who is interested in your project.
You will need
- - business cards.
Find websites of famous people. Or people whose activity lies in the sphere of your interests. For example, you are looking for sponsorship for a private art gallery. So, to find a patron among the better famous artists or sculptors. They usually carry information about the charitable aid or patronage that are involved.
Letter of the potential benefactor must contain a report of your activities. Let's say you are looking for a sponsor for the organization of the concert with participation of children with disabilities or orphans. Specify exactly how you should be holding a concert, where he will undergo what the purpose. But try not to ask for money. Focus on the fact that you only need the participation and support of eminent persons, assistance in conducting PR-actions.
If your letter will be of interest to a potential sponsor, you will be contacted by the press Secretary or personal assistant. At the meeting with him tell all about his activities, what difficulties arise, what has been done. If you have had experience of such events, provide photos.
Question about financial aid should always come from the interested parties. In this case, you must be prepared with indicative costs. Try to amount looked the most likely, mortgage quote only the necessary costs. For myself, I will not forgive any remuneration. If the sponsor deems your request interesting and will help once, it is likely that his help is not limited. And you will get a permanent patron.
Look for sponsors and charity events and auctions, which bring together representatives of business and culture. Keep a portfolio that reflects your work. Make business cards that will contain brief information about you, if you, for example, the President of the Foundation or the head of the volunteer group. You can do a booklet that describes your activities and the future plans.
Don't hesitate to approach people and introduce myself, just in a nutshell tell us about yourself and leave a business card or leaflet with a link to their personal website. No need to be obsessive, keep the conversation friendly, with a smile. The more cards you distribute, the more chances that someone will take interest in you.