November 29, 2016

We have been posting quite a bit about a movement called #givingtuesday, and we want all of you to get involved!

Giving Tuesday is November 29th, the Tuesday following Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It is a global movement to encourage and kick off the season of giving. Many of you are constantly giving to the CSC, and we can not tell you how much we appreciate your generosity, but on Giving Tuesday our hope is to widen our scope in the area. We want more people to know about what we are doing and how to give back. So, how can you get involved?

Giving Tuesday is fueled by social media, so we would love for you all to post about why you choose to give to the CSC. Below I will attach some examples of posts from the past, but here are some tips:

  1. Be Yourself: Tell people why the CSC maatters to you and why they should get involved.
  2. Use Hashtags: Using things like #unselfie, #givingtuesday, #csc, and #restoringdreams will make your post more accessable to people looking to give.
  3. Tag Us: We want to know why you choose to support the CSC, so please tag us on instagram or twitter with @cscnwa. Also, we may be reposting the pictures that you share on the 29th!

Once again, thank you for your comittment to the CSC and the children we serve. Be sure to follow us on our social media and on our website for ways that you can help us out throughout the year. Also, visit givingtuesday.org for post ideas and to learn more about what the day is for.


Wide Diversity of NPOs

A nonprofit organization (NPO) is an organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals rather than distributing them as profit or dividends.

While not-for-profit organizations are permitted to generate surplus revenues, they must be retained by the organization for its self-preservation, expansion, or plans. NPOs have controlling members or a board of directors. Many have paid staff including management, while others employ unpaid volunteers and even executives who work with or without compensation (occasionally nominal). Where there is a token fee, in general, it is used to meet legal requirements for establishing a contract between the executive and the organization.

Designation as a nonprofit does not mean that the organization does not intend to make a profit, but rather that the organization has no owners and that the funds realized in the operation of the organization will not be used to benefit any owners. The extent to which an NPO can generate surplus revenues may be constrained or use of surplus revenues may be restricted.