Non-Profit Organizations out there?

Posted by Jessica Boucher at 2/11/2001 10:52 AM EST

Student on team #237, Sie-H2O-Bots, from Watertown High School and Eastern Awning Systems & The Siemon Company.

How many of you out there are on teams that have non-profit status from your state?

If so, have you found it to be beneficial? If not, why haven’t you?

Just curious,
Jessica B, #237

Posted by Steve Prairie at 2/11/2001 11:25 AM EST

Student on team #173, RAGE, from Rockville High School and UTRC.

In Reply to: Non-Profit Organizations out there?
Posted by Jessica Boucher on 2/11/2001 10:52 AM EST:

RAGE is a non-profit organization of CT. We usually say so when we are going after sponsors…they are almost always willing to help out.

Off topic: By the way Jessica, RAGE got some more press in Sunday’s Courant (Business Section). Expect to hear from your grandparents :wink: .

Steve Prairie
RAGE 173

Posted by Fran at 2/11/2001 11:15 PM EST

Other on team #166, Team Merrimack, from Merrimack High School and Texas Instruments/R.S. Machines.

In Reply to: Re: Yep, beneficial
Posted by Steve Prairie on 2/11/2001 11:25 AM EST:

Usually big companies will not make a big donation without the 501 nonprofit status because that is the only way they can declare the deduction. We find it to be a great selling point when requesting donations and the number is given in the thank you letter after we receive the donation.

Fran
T166

: RAGE is a non-profit organization of CT. We usually say so when we are going after sponsors…they are almost always willing to help out.

: Off topic: By the way Jessica, RAGE got some more press in Sunday’s Courant (Business Section). Expect to hear from your grandparents :wink: .

: Steve Prairie
: RAGE 173

Posted by Matt Leese at 2/11/2001 1:50 PM EST

Other on team #73, Tigerbolt, from Edison Technical HS and Alstom & Fiber Technologies & RIT.

In Reply to: Non-Profit Organizations out there?
Posted by Jessica Boucher on 2/11/2001 10:52 AM EST:

As of now, we’re running under RIT so we are therefore
501©3 non-profit. We just have to direct any
donations through the RIT donations people and they
arrange all the non-profit parts. Well, that’s whats
supposed to happen. We haven’t actually tried it yet
but the Engineering Dept says that should work.

Matt

Posted by Ken Patton at 2/12/2001 12:28 PM EST

Engineer on team #65, The Huskie Brigade, from Pontiac Northern High School and GM Powertrain.

In Reply to: Non-Profit Organizations out there?
Posted by Jessica Boucher on 2/11/2001 10:52 AM EST:

I know HOT Team is. Based on what I have heard from some of their engineers, it has been a tremendous help for things like fundraising and getting donations.

Ken