Today in the mail, I recieved a letter from the IRS. Normally, the government takes up to a year to decide whether to grant nonprofit status to companies. Apparently, they’re working over time. Today, they informed me that I need to update some of the information I sent them in the packet.
The problem is, they only gave me about 12 days to complete it. To put it all together, it took me months. I fear losing out on the 750 dollars and having to start anew. It’s not a happy thought. This and our first fundraising event coming up. I need to touch this up. Otherwise it will all be for naught.
All else is going well. From the invites for the fundraiser, I’ve learned a few things.
One: Don’t send out RSVP cards without return addresses or names on them. I have no idea who’s sent me anything back. I’d assumed that people would write on them. That was my fault and ignorance.
Two: Don’t send them out with mixed messages. It appears to have given a choice between the ticket price and donations. Again, rookie mistake.
Three: Buy in Bulk. I bought 50 then another 50 from Staples. It worked, but I didn’t do them together and delayed some of the invites.
That’s it for now. I need to figure this all out.