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Posted by: Kathryn Okimoto

Whether you are an established public charity or one in its infancy years, or you’re a private foundation making grants to public charities, understanding the public support test is key to ensuring that donors maintain a favorable tax deduction and that private foundations do not inadvertently make a taxable expenditure. This article will cover what the public support test is and how your organization can best understand and manage it.

The Public Support Test and Public Charities

There are many different types of public charities. But for this article, we will focus on the public support tests for IRC Sections 509(a)(1) and 509(a)(2) organizations,

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Posted by: Kathryn Okimoto

By Katheryn Okimoto, CPA

How do you raise $100 Million dollars in 6 months? Get a few thousand people to challenge each other to pour buckets of ice water over their heads, video tape themselves doing it, and post it on social media websites using #ALSiceBucketChallenge. Easy right?

No one expected the ice bucket challenge to take off so stupendously and you can’t always know what project or endeavor is going to be a grand slam home run. However, we are truly in an era where social media is the easiest form of communication and charities must embrace the power of individual fundraising through this medium.

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