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54 E. St. Charles Road, Suite #7

Villa Park, IL. 60181

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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...

July 16, 2018

"The members of your board of directors are your standard bearers, foundation builders and strategic planners. They are the public face of your organization and act as your chief cheerleaders and fundraisers. The board is also responsible for steering the organization...

July 2, 2018

How to tell your foundation's story in a way that engages both donor and volunteers is critical to its success.  The following article shares 5 Tips for Telling Your Nonprofit Story, https://www.classy.org/blog/tips-tell-nonprofit-story , in a way that will be com...

June 11, 2018

Perhaps we got involved with Park Foundation because we are in some way a tree hugger or perhaps it was our involvement in supporting community recreation such as bicycling, swimming or the many options offered by our agencies.  Whatever drew us to support parks and re...

June 4, 2018

Brainstorming on the different ways that your foundation can raise funds?  Greg McRay,  founder and CEO of The Foundation Group, discusses different funding strategies for foundations in the following article: https://www.501c3.org/how-to-get-funding-for-your-nonprofit...