May 23, 2020

The NAPF is very proud to have you as a member and we hope you are proud as well.  The NAPF has developed an electronic “Proud Member” badge that you can display on your Foundation website or webpage.  

If you currently do not have the “Proud Member”

e-bad...

May 19, 2020

Please join the NAPF and Mr. Neelay Bhatt of Pros Consulting in a research survey focused on “Next Practices for a Covid-19 World” in parks and recreation. 
 
The results of this survey will be very beneficial to NAPF, and to you our valued members and prospects, as we...

May 16, 2020

As was first mentioned in the Q1 Newsletter, the NAPF reminds all NAPF members that most of you are on a calendar year fiscal year.  With this in mind, the IRS requires your park foundation to submit your annual 990 report on a timely basis.  Failure to do so can put y...

May 12, 2020

This past month the NAPF produced our inaugural Board Chairperson Summit.  This event was an on-line event produced by the NAPF through the Go To Webinar platform.  The event was well attended, highly evaluated,  and NAPF wants to thank all those who were in attendance...

April 1, 2020

The NAPF is here to support you and your park foundation through this crucial time.  At no time in history has local parks and recreation departments, agencies, and districts throughout the United States needed alternative sources of funding to support drastically impa...

March 12, 2020

Valued Members of the National Association of Park Foundations,
 
On behalf of the board of directors of the National Association of Park Foundations (NAPF) we hope this note finds you all in good health.  We realize the impact these uncertain times are having when try...

While every nonprofit provides its own unique type of support for a park, almost all nonprofit activities fall into the nine categories: 

1. FUNDRAISING

2. ORGANIZING VOLUNTEERS

3. DESIGN, PLANNING, AND CONSTRUCTION OF CAPITAL PROJECTS.

4. OUTREACH AND MARKETING

5. PROGRAMM...

February 4, 2019

Taken from the IRS's website, the following filing requirements are required by organizations which have been approved for 501(c)(3)status:

Most tax-exempt organizations are required to file an annual return. Which form an organization must file generally depends on its...

September 10, 2018

I was asked last week to  share fundraising ideas which I did, taking from a repertoire of fundraisers that I have seen utilized by Park Foundations.  This got me thinking to what is new to the world of fundraisers which led me to google 'fundraising ideas'.  The follo...

August 20, 2018

"Healthy nonprofits have great boards that work hand-in-hand with the Executive Director to help fulfill the mission.  In order to have a great board, a nonprofit needs board members who are engaged, inspired, and understand how to help. This is true for long-standing...

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