Paperwork

(Sample message if there is no good or service provided by BIB)

BIB issues an email message to acknowledge that we received your donation.  We save nearly $1 in time, postage and materials by avoiding postal mail.  

Thank you for your donation of _______  to  the general fund for BIB's activities



Thank you for your donation of _______  to  the restricted fund supporting

the Gordon Dyke Education Fund (Jennie Hinde's charity)

the QBE Education Fund
the Space Education Fund
the Brooks Emeny Digital Library Fund
the Brooks Emeny Video Phone Network Fund

.

No goods or services were provided by Building International Bridges in return for this donation. 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE 1-800-HELP-FLA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  

FLORIDA REGISTRATION # CH-34946
EIN 45-1561805

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BIB issues an email message to acknowledge that we received your donation.  We save over $1 in time, postage and materials by avoiding postal mail.  

Thank you for your donation of $1___ to the general fund.  Check dated 1 September 2011

Your donation supports BIB's programs that improve access to technology, that remove obstacles, that encourage intercultural communication and that promote informed discussion (as described on the website).  

No goods or services were provided by Building International Bridges in return for this donation. 

Sincerely,




Steve McCrea
Building International Bridges, Inc.
2314 Desota Drive
Fort Lauderedale FL 33301

Questions:  +1 954 646 8246
BuildingInternationalBridges@gmail.com
Learn more about our programs  Youtube.com/BuildingIntlBridges  
www.BuildingInternationalBridges.org 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE 1-800-HELP-FLA. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.  

FLORIDA REGISTRATION # CH-34946
EIN 45-1561805

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(Sample message if there is a good or service provided by BIB)

BIB issues an email message to acknowledge that we received your donation.  We save nearly $1 in time, postage and materials by avoiding postal mail.  

Thank you for your donation of $ 20

The following goods or services were provided by Building International Bridges in return for this donation:   buffet appetizers at a meeting.

The fair market value of the appetizers was $8

Thank you for your donation of $12 .





REMINDERS
When is an unsubstantial amount really unmentionable?




Example of a token exception: If a charitable 
organization gives a coffee mug bearing its 
logo and costing the organization $9.60 or 
less to a donor who contributes $48 or more, 
the organization may state that no goods or 
services were provided in return for the $48 
contribution. The $48 is fully deductible. 



Goods and Services 
The acknowledgment must describe goods or services an 
organization provides in exchange for a contribution of 
$250 or more. It must also provide a good faith estimate of 
the value of such goods or services because a donor must 
generally reduce the amount of the contribution deduction 
by the fair market value of the goods and services provided 
by the organization. Goods or services include cash, property, services, benefits or privileges. However, there are important exceptions as described below: 
Token Exception — Insubstantial goods or services a 
charitable organization provides in exchange for contributions do not have to be described in the acknowledgment. 
Good and services are considered to be insubstantial if 
the payment occurs in the context of a fund-raising 
campaign in which a charitable organization informs 
the donor of the amount of the contribution that is a 
deductible contribution, and: 
1.  the fair market value of the beneits received does not 
exceed the lesser of 2 percent of the payment or $96, or 
2.  the payment is at least $48, the only items provided bear the organization’s name or logo (e.g., calendars, mugs, or posters), and the cost of these items is within the limit for “low-cost articles,” which is $9.60. 
Free, unordered low-cost articles are also considered to be insubstantial.

 

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