Nonprofit Organizations are Businesses

Nonprofit Organizations are Businesses

Many people see nonprofits as a league of their own, with their own ways of operating and reaching their goals. While nonprofits have separate tax laws, the misconception that they are a separate business model is misleading. Nonprofit strategic plans are the same as a for profit business plan, outlining the goals for the organization and how they will implement the tools they have to reach those goals. While nonprofits are focused on giving to others than to accumulate profit, they need funds to complete their mission, and so they have to be run in the same way as any for-profit business. Nonprofits are businesses, and need to be managed as such. We are here to clear up some common misconceptions about nonprofit organizations. Nonprofits are all 501c3s All 501c3 organizations are nonprofits, but not all nonprofits are 501c3s. In fact, there are 27 different types of legally recognized nonprofits. There are 501c6s, 501c13s, 501c19s, and many more. Within the commonly...
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The Power of Sport to Promote Mental Health Month

The Power of Sport to Promote Mental Health Month

May is Mental Health Month, a topic that has been increasingly discussed in the public eye. Approximately 46.6 million adults in the US face the reality of managing mental illness every day. That is a staggering 1 in 5 adults in the US population. The importance of mental health awareness has also been swirling around the world of sports, affecting athletes, teams, leagues and brands alike. Earlier this year, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver voiced concern during a speaking engagement that many of the players in his league “are genuinely unhappy”. Beyond Sport, one of the nation’s preeminent sport for good organizations, is hosting their first ever Stay in the Game event on June 11th, to explore sport’s role in promoting mental health and wellness.   NBA player Kevin Love went on the TODAY show at the beginning of the month to discuss his struggles with anxiety and depression, and why he chose to share that publicly. The spot included the National...
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How Character Playbook Promotes Social-Emotional Learning

How Character Playbook Promotes Social-Emotional Learning

EVERFI’s Character Playbook Partners with the NFL and United Way to Promote Social-Emotional Learning When you think of the NFL’s work in the community, United Way probably jumps to mind. The two have been partners since 1973, when then Commissioner Pete Rozelle and United Way of America established the NFL & United Way Partnership. This partnership aimed to increase public awareness and social service issues facing the country. Jump to 2019 and the 46-year partnership between United Way and the NFL is the longest running collaboration in history between a major sports league and a nonprofit. And they aren’t slowing down. The partners added Character Playbook to their repertoire in 2016 to teach middle schoolers about building healthy relationships and making good decisions. Character Playbook is powered by EVERFI, an education technology company that partners with organizations, institutions, and educators using technology to revolutionize the way education is developed and delivered. EVERFI’s website explains that Character Playbook allows students to engage with...
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April 2019 Sports Philanthropy Round Up

April 2019 Sports Philanthropy Round Up

April 6th: #IDSDP FIH shares stories showing power of sport to promote peace on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace World Rugby announce Spirit of Rugby partners to mark the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace Peace and Sport President Bouzou praises impact of #WhiteCard initiative Happy International Day of Sport for Development and Peace! International Day of Sport: Lagos SWAN renews call to tackle unemployment through sports Supporting children around the world through sport Adaptive tennis players breaking serves, barriers in ‘Wheel it Forward’ tournament 6 Team USA Athletes Who Are Using The Power Of Sport For Good Young Change-maker Betsmara Cruz: "Promoting Healthy Living in Puerto Rico" Giving Athletes: Why Sports Philanthropy Deserves Our Attention Driving social change through sport Israel holds first ‘White Card Day,’ joining UN’s global sports-for-peace push Impact workshop on sport and sustainable development Run for Peace ANOC Celebrates International Day of Sport for Development and Peace with Opening of New Sports School for Syrian Refugees What happened on the International Day of Sport for Development...
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2019 NFL Mock Draft: Philanthropy Edition

2019 NFL Mock Draft: Philanthropy Edition

The 2019 NFL Draft is quickly approaching and dozens of college hopefuls will be in the spotlight for their athletic ability. Teams are gearing up to select the new editions to their 2019 rosters and the mock drafts have been in full swing for weeks. We’re here to talk about athletes giving back, and one group that often gets left out of the conversation is college athletes. So, we're putting a philanthropy spin on the mock draft. There are thousands of college football players in the US that have played well on the field, kept up with their classwork, and found the time to make an impact in the community. Here’s our first round mock NFL draft: philanthropy edition. Pick 1, Arizona Cardinals: Jackson Erdmann, QB, Saint John's University (Minn.) If the Cardinals are looking for a QB that will make an off the field impact, they have one in Erdmann. Erdmann took an 18 day mission trip to Thailand to...
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