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The Altamont enterprise. (Altamont, N.Y.) 1983-2006, September 15, 1983, Image 8

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Fundraising Takes Advance Planning Enthusiasm for a cause can sometimes blind a novice fund- raiser to the financial planning that makes fundraising efforts pay off. According to the State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the most common mistake volun- teer fundraisers make is over- estimating what they can raise and underestimating what it will cost to raise it. If any fundraising effort plan- ning and budgeting go hand-in- hand, CPAs say. It is wise to be conservative in your estimates and mindful of the past experience of similar efforts, There are no reliable rules to forecast how much of each dollar collected will be consumed by the cost of raising it. Costs vary depending upon public awareness of your cause and how much volunteer help you will have raising money. The United Way, for instance, one of the country's largest charitable organizations, estimates that 10 cents of every dollar collected goes toward ad- ministrative costs. But Jet's say you are serving on a committee seeking financial aid to restore fine art paintings owned by your community museum. First, decide how much can be raised from individuals, businesses, foundations and government agen- cies. (Despite cutbacks in govern- ment funding, charitable giving last year reached a record $60 billion* with 30 cents of every dollar coming from individuals.) - Remember that as a fundraiser you have a responsibility to handle your group's money in a fiscally- responsible manner. Keep proper records of income and expenses to disclose ho.w funds are used. Government and foundation grants, as well as many, large individual donations, require fi- nancial reporting.. You'll need a working capital base for expenses. Never combine your own money with that of the group's, CPAs advise. If you lay out your money to get things started, you may end up taking a loss. If that happens, you might claim that loss as a tax-deductible charitable contribution. Avoid paying operating expenses directly out of the proceeds from a fundraising event, CPAs suggest. A special account, with authorized signatures, should be set up for depositing all proceeds and paying all expenses. Fundraising can present legal as well as bookkeeping problems. These can be avoided by spending the money raised only on what it was raised for. Although you may not believe you could raise too much money, it could happen. That's where plan- ning ahead becomes critical. Let's say your alumni committee is charged with raising $50,000 for a new gym at your community school then in their, zeal the committee actually generates $100,000. What do you do now? You can either refund half the money or spend it all on the gym. Since neither of those seems realistic or practical, CPAs sug- gest that you plan for such a contingency by stating in your solicitations that the funds are to be spent for the construction of the gym, with any excess to go towards the group's general purposes. Cash flow is another considera- tion. If you stage a benefit concert for your local symphony and part of the money raised must be paid in advance to rent the concert hall, then you must plan your fund- raising so that the donations arrive before the concert. Always be conscious ol tax considerations, CPAs advise. U you are soliciting people to join your organization, say the local historical society, you must let them know how much of their contribution is tax-deductible. You should also be familiar with IRS requirements for non-profit organizations. Be sure your activi- ties do not violate certain prohibi- tions against lobbying, which could threaten the group's t^x-exempt status. Fundraising can be as simple as holding a cake sale or as complex as seeking grants for a day-care center. But\whatever it is, time spent in setting goals, planning, budgeting, forecasting cash flow and organizing financial records will pay off with a more successful effort and probably more money for your cause. Pine Bush Talk Preservation of the Pine Bush will be one of six \Environmental Issues of the 1980s,\ a lecture series presented \by Union Col- lege's office of graduate and continuing education studies start- ing Oct. 6. The series will present several of the most distinguished environmentalists and activists of the state, discussing a variety of environmental concerns. In addition to the Pine Bush, topics will cover toxic wastes; resource recovery; creating, lobbying, and enforcing environ- mental laws; and a special panel headed by renowned folksinger Pete Seeger on how unions and minority groups are impacted by environmental degradation. Guest speakers will be Ward Stone, wildlife patholigist, DEC; Henry Williams, commissioner, DEC; Maurice Hinchey, chair- man, Assembly Conservation Com- mittee; Pete Seeger, folksinger; Lillie McLaughlin, vice'president, Albany NAACP; Bob Redlow, manager, Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union; Ed Bloch, representative, .;, United Electrical Workers; arid Don Rittner, president, American Pine Barrens Society. St. Boniface Church Rev. Alfred N, Tuttle Sunday, Sept. 18: 9 a.m. Holy Eucharist and church school; coffee hour and vestry meeting follow, Monday, Sept. 19: 7:30 p.m. Women's group. Claudia Schmidt Concert Monday' At St. Mark's Claudia Schmidt, songwriter and singer, will perform Monday,. Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. at St. Mark's Community Center, Guilderland Center.-This self-described \crea- tive noisemaker,\ whose second album, \Midwestern Heart,\ was awarded honorable mention as album of the year by Stereo Review, is opening the Old Songs Inc. fall concert series. Tickets are $5 and are available at Records N Such, Guilderland and Delmar and Community Box Offices in Albany and Colonie. For more information, call765-4193. Other Old Songs concerts sched- uled this fall: Oct. 17: Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColI. Oct. 23: Michael Cooney in an afternoon family concert. Nov* 7: Martin Carthy, John Kirkpatrick and Howard Evans. Nov. 21: L>ick Gaughan. Lynnwood Reformed Rev.\ William de Forest Sunday, Sept. 18: 9:45 a.m. Worship service; child care. 11 a.m. Church school. Wednesday, Sept. 21: 12:15 p.m. Circle at the MacGre- gors. 7:30 p.m. Senior choir. Thursday, Sept. 22: 9:45 a.m. Circle. 7 p.m. Consistory committees. 7:30 p.m. Circle at Virgian Davey's. On Tuesday evening, Sept. 27, the Women's Guild will hold its first meeting of the fall. All women are invited. The special' program \Change Points\ will be led by Mrs. Carole de Forest. It will focus on the book of the same title by JoyceLandorf plus a survey of some of the members of the Lynnwood congre- gation. Business meeting will include election of officers for 1984 and news on the Fanfare bazaar. The Altamoht Enterprise — Thursday, September 15,1983 • Sunday, Sept. 18: 8:45 a.m. Church school. 10 a.m. Worship. Sermon: \The Decline of the Dark Kingdom.\ PRINCETOWN REFORMED Rev. Harold Irish Be careful. All the time. LAST DAY TO ORDER IS SATUB0AY SEPTEMBER 17,1983 FOR PICK UP ON WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 5,1983 ORDER TODAY! These items are available only by advance order. Orderingis quick and simple. Just indicate your selections on this form and return it to your Agway store or Agway Representative by the order date indicated. Some stores may require a deposit. Items marked IQF pour as easily as jelly beansfrom a bag. They are Individually Quicjt f rozen for convenient removal and repack- ing without \thawing. And they contain no processed sugar. 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