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    MBE Empowerment Fund

    The Emerging Entrepreneurs Scholarship program offers non-renewable, merit-based scholarships for emerging entrepreneurs who have demonstrated entrepreneurial talents or accomplishments. The program was established to encourage and promote entrepreneurship among the youth of the Commonwealth of Virginia, while raising awareness of the critical role that private enterprise and entrepreneurship play in building and supporting our communities. ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be at least 17 years of age at the time of application; Applicant must be a U.S. citizen and permanent resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia; Applicant must be a traditional or distance-learning student enrolled in a degree program in Entrepreneurship on a full-time basis in an accredited college or university located…

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    2015 Fundraising & Marketing Tips

      During this time of the year we find ourselves giving to those in need. Finding a organization that needs additional help during the holiday time can bring joy to your life knowing that you are making a difference. Websites like Volunteer Match can connect you with these opportunities or contacting your local food pantry, churches or homeless shelter to see how you could help. Today there are so many free marketing tool to help you building a social media presence that give you the option to connect with more people that support your cause this also allows you the opportunity to receive more donation through your website or other…

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    Become 501c3 Ready with the New 1023 EZ Form

    New 1023-EZ Form Makes Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status Easier; Most Charities Qualify IR-2014-77, July 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today introduced a new, shorter application form to help small charities apply for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status more easily. “This is a common-sense approach that will help reduce lengthy processing delays for small tax-exempt groups and ultimately larger organizations as well,” said IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. “The change cuts paperwork for these charitable groups and speeds application processing so they can focus on their important work.” The new Form 1023-EZ, available today on IRS.gov, is three pages long, compared with the standard 26-page Form 1023. Most small organizations,…

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    FedEx Small Business Grants

    Support your favorite small business or get inspired by a great small business story to help decide this year’s winners from over 5,000 applicants. Need more inspiration to support a small business?  In 2012, the first FedEx Small Business Grant Contest launched to help small business owners achieve their dreams. To enter, competing companies answered the question, “If you were given $25,000 to spend on your business, what would you do with it?” They uploaded the answer and photos of their business online. Click Here to Vote and Support a Small Business Grant

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    NRPA Grant Opportunity

    Are you a 501c3 nonprofit organization that focus on Children health and nutrition well here is a great grant opportunity. The NRPA is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds to support children’s health through park and recreation out-of-school time programs. 2014 grants will focus on three main goals: Increase the number of healthy meals children in low-income communities receive through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during out-of-school times. Provide evidence-based, age-appropriate nutrition literacy to children that create behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating. Implement nutrition and physical activity standards that increase access to healthier foods…