Toyota Announces Return of
‘100 Cars for Good’
Program for 2012
Today at the Chicago Auto Show, Toyota announced the return of its “100 Cars for Good” program. Building on the success and popularity of the program in its inaugural year, Toyota will again award 100 vehicles over the course of 100 days to 100 deserving nonprofit organizations based on votes from the public through the 100 Cars for Good tab on the Toyota Facebook page.
The official announcement was made by Michael Rouse, vice president of philanthropy and community affairs for Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., accompanied by some of the recipients of last year’s 100 Cars for Good program.
“At Toyota, we appreciate what a big difference a new car can make for organizations working to improve lives and strengthen communities across the country, and we are thrilled to have this opportunity to lend a hand,” said Rouse. “Over the last 20 years, Toyota has contributed more than half a billion dollars to nonprofits throughout the U.S. 100 Cars for Good allows us to build on that commitment in important, new ways by making the public an integral part of these efforts and harnessing the power of social media to expand awareness and galvanize support for organizations that are having such a tremendous impact in neighborhoods nationwide.”
Registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations can apply online through Toyota’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/toyota , starting on March 12, 2012, for a chance to win one of six Toyota vehicles, including the Camry Hybrid, Highlander, Prius v, Sienna minivan, Sienna Mobility or Tundra full-sized pickup truck. Voting will start May 14.
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Receiving Out of State Donations?
Have you received a donation check from someone in another state? Are you a registered nonprofit in that state?
Ok, so let’s start off by saying the majority of nonprofits, especially small and medium ones, are not in compliance with this requirement. But, you should be aware that if your nonprofit organization requests donations (meaning you have a "Donate Now" button on your website) and have received a donation from residents of any one of the 40 states, that require nonprofits to register in order to solicit contributions, you should be thinking about registering in that state. In the past, nonprofits may have been able to get by while letting these requirements slide, but the IRS and state governments are cracking down. Chances are your nonprofit will be affected by these registration rules, since they're on the books in every state except Delaware, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, and Wyoming.
Subject to some important exceptions that you should know about, all states other than the 11 identified above require nonprofits that solicit contributions from state residents to register with a state agency. Solicitations can include any type of requests for donations by mail, phone, advertisement, email, or Internet, regardless of whether your nonprofit actually receives any donations. Efforts are being made to make this process easier, one being this kit.
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