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Topic: Anyone here works
Posted By: Princess_S
Subject: Anyone here works
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 9:51am
for a non-profit organisation. Are their any really good benefits to working for such an organisation. Pro's and Cons please. 


Thank you in advnce for your input  BHM.



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Posted By: BHMModerator5
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 10:07am
I have a friend that works for one. Every year she worries about her job due to them getting in funds for her project. She actually got cut from a project but they moved her to another one but she had to take a pay cut which didn't help being that she doesn't make much already.
 
She loves her job though that is the thing, guess it balances out for her. I tried getting her a job where I work dealing in the grants section, that is a great skill to have. She never sent me her resume it would have been about a 20k increase in salary.


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 10:10am
I do sort of , but you should make sure that the non-profit you work for is actually a REAL non profit organization. Some of the larger ones do other things to off-set the non profit side. 

The reward is helping people, but its sad sometimes people who really need help can't get it and then there are the con artists. 

I could tell you some very disgusting things rich people do Ouch


Posted By: Princess_S
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 10:30am
Thank you guys, 


Posted By: sugabanana
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 10:33am
It has to be a passion and not something you're trying to get into for money because the grants can be cut and no more work.


Posted By: nekamarie83
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 10:39am
agree with both of the posts above.  mine may be wonky. we're a non-profit transitioning into for profit. 

pros:

doing the work you love 
helping people/seeing the effect of your work
being around similar altruistic people via co workers 
being a salary worker 
 

cons: 

everything to do with money --
      budgets/funding/grants
      being a salary worker
      justifying your dept/position 
      (generally) lower pay
      seeing/knowing how funds are split to depts and bosses vs workers

possibly being overwhelmed 
bureaucracy for everything


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 10:42am
When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.


Posted By: 305bgirl
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 11:43am
I am the founder/Artistic Director of a non-profit and the main con is job stability. I would suggest working for a NFP that has been around for many years because they tend to have consistent donors and grants that they receive funding from. It is harder for start ups to get funding, so I would steer clear of those. There are some non-profits that charge a membership or charge people based on income requirements to generate income. If you do work for a newer NFP, I would suggest the ones that aren't solely dependant upon donors, grants, outside funding.


Posted By: sugabanana
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 11:45am
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.


They can ask for the money back???Confused Is that legal?


Posted By: 305bgirl
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 11:50am
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.
Umm lol I would not have written a refund. Are you serious? Once they gave the organization that money it became the organization's money.


Posted By: ShadyLady
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 12:06pm
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.


I wouldn't have refunded sh!t. If I absolutely had to, I'd report their asses to the IRS immediately.


Posted By: juicifruit89
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 12:37pm
Originally posted by ShadyLady ShadyLady wrote:

Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.


I wouldn't have refunded sh!t. If I absolutely had to, I'd report their asses to the IRS immediately.

Yep. Reported immediately lol.


Posted By: Spokenword
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 9:25pm
Originally posted by ShadyLady ShadyLady wrote:

Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.


I wouldn't have refunded sh!t. If I absolutely had to, I'd report their asses to the IRS immediately.

as a nonprofit, you could have said you spent it. where do they refund nonprofit donations?  i would have immediately reported this.  


Posted By: Spokenword
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 9:31pm
yes, i work for nonprofit, and have been an executive director for two. i will say that it certainly is the type of work that you have to really like and enjoy what you do.  people in nonprofit certainly dont get into it for the money. 

pros: rewarding, no day is the same, changing lives, opportunities to outreach, fund raise, meet people from all types of background, fields, etc.

cons: burnout, funding challenges, low pay, depending on the nonprofit, work is around the clock in some way, shape or form. 

i love it...but of course, its not for everyone.  good luck!!



Posted By: Spokenword
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 9:34pm
Originally posted by 305bgirl 305bgirl wrote:

I am the founder/Artistic Director of a non-profit and the main con is job stability. I would suggest working for a NFP that has been around for many years because they tend to have consistent donors and grants that they receive funding from. It is harder for start ups to get funding, so I would steer clear of those. There are some non-profits that charge a membership or charge people based on income requirements to generate income. If you do work for a newer NFP, I would suggest the ones that aren't solely dependant upon donors, grants, outside funding.

good advice and congrats!


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 9:46pm
Originally posted by sugabanana sugabanana wrote:

Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.


They can ask for the money back???Confused Is that legal?

I guess so, they will usually have the " husband" call and say my wife made a donation to your organization without my permission, I would love to help but I cannot give that much. Mind you they have already received their paperwork needed to get the tax write off, so even though a new letter is sent I am sure that is not the one they submit to their accountant.

The only way it is caught is if for some reason they are audited.Confused


Posted By: Princess Grace
Date Posted: Feb 05 2014 at 9:55pm
Originally posted by Spokenword Spokenword wrote:

Originally posted by ShadyLady ShadyLady wrote:

Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.


I wouldn't have refunded sh!t. If I absolutely had to, I'd report their asses to the IRS immediately.

as a nonprofit, you could have said you spent it. where do they refund nonprofit donations?  i would have immediately reported this.  

Technically they have 30 days to get a refund so they send the payment in around the last week in December, they will raise holy hell if because of the mail and us being closed for the holidays if their donation is not input into the system for the last calender year. That is when you know they are up to something, if you have that much money to give what difference does it make. 

It is not my policy, I just work there... the first year I was quite disgusted now sadly it doesn't surprise me anymore. You can't really call them a fraud because some people are actual victims of cc fraud. Hackers will steal batches of CC and make donation to United Way, Red Cross just to see if the account is valid. 

So they will make small donations, then they will see a bunch of Apple products on their card.


Posted By: TexturizedDiva
Date Posted: Feb 06 2014 at 12:24am
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.
 
Shocked
 
I'd be one snitchin mofo!


Posted By: MsBMW
Date Posted: Feb 06 2014 at 6:37am
Originally posted by Princess Grace Princess Grace wrote:

When you have to process a 30k refund after the person only donated the money for a tax write off , then requests the money back once their taxes are completed it can make you feel a certain type of way.

Wow are you seriousShocked is this legal


Posted By: Sang Froid
Date Posted: Feb 06 2014 at 6:47am
I work for one. 


Posted By: liesnalibis
Date Posted: Feb 06 2014 at 6:59am
Princess Grace wow that is terrible.



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