Posted by akc on November 20, 2001, at 21:37:08
In reply to Re: fund drive , posted by Dr. Bob on November 20, 2001, at 19:37:58
It is one thing to organize as a not-for-profit under the tax code. It is pretty straight forward to do. It is a whole different kettle of fish to seek funding through an organization such as United Way. You are talking drafting proposals, and if you are approved for funding, probably putting yourself under the gun of United Way oversight. I would think very hard before I would go that route -- really only if you are in need of some significant funding. I know that $3600 is significant to many on this board, but that is loose change to an organization like United Way. I think there is probably a lot better ways to fund this, beyond Dr. Bob's pocket (such as the fund drive idea), than going to another not-for-profit organization and asking for funding.
My two cents.