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Finding Hidden Gems: Developing a Nonprofit In-kind Donations Program

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 10:30 am - 12:00 pm  ET
In-person | Atlanta, GA

Nonprofits at all levels traditionally enter into agreements with local and national business organizations to provide resources to their constituents. In-kind gifts are one source of such contributions and can include goods or services, other than cash grants. In previous years as much as one-third of revenue for 501(c)(3) public charities came from in-kind donations as a result of formal contracts. Procuring in-kind donations can be a highly strategic revenue source, but it is critical to understand the pros and cons of this funding and its impact on the culture of the organization. Examples of in-kind gifts include:

•             Goods, like computers, software, furniture, and office equipment, for use by your organization or for special event auctions

•             Services, like meeting space, photocopy and mail services, and administrative/financial support

•             Expertise, like legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning

•             Cash equivalents, like stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. What You'll Learn

After this course, you'll be able to:

•             Describe the current trends with in-kind donations and understand eligibility criteria and how to identify a match between what you need and a company’s products

•             Identify resources that are available to nonprofits via clearinghouses and commonly overlooked places.

•             Define the process for cultivating and securing in-kind donations including the types of benefits that your nonprofit can offer in return to the business community.

•             Identify some of the unique stewardship and accounting issues related to in-kind funding that can produce a huge increase in your annual budget. 

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Erica Brantley Gwyn 

CEO | The Nonprofit Guru

Erica B. Gwyn has 20+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and program management with Atlanta Habitat for Humanity, Partnership Against Domestic Violence, Spelman College and Fulton County Schools to name a few. She holds expertise in the acquisition, retention and closeout procedures for more than $20.5 million in federal, state and local grants. Mrs. Gwyn is also a licensed Early Care Administrator through the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

She currently volunteers her time with the Atlanta Beltline TADAC Committee, State of GA Department of Education - STEM School Certification Review Panel, Women of UGA Leadership Council (Go Dawgs!) and is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and the Junior League of Atlanta. Stay connected with Mrs. Gwyn on Instagram @thenonprofitguru.


Foundation Center-Atlanta
133 Peachtree St NE, Lobby Suite 350
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Space is limited. Register online with the form below or by calling (404) 880-0094. Registrants requiring ASL signers or other disability-related services are asked to contact the Foundation Center at least two weeks in advance.

Upon arrival, you will be required to present your ID to obtain a visitor pass. Valid forms of ID include a driver’s license, passport, military ID, or business card. Please plan to arrive early and stop at the Visitor Services desk in the main lobby to obtain a visitor pass.

Please arrive on time or your seat may be given away to others who are waiting to attend. If you need further information, please call (404) 880-0094.