Big Nonprofit Ideas for the Other 95%
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Our Nonprofit Technology Conference panel wants you to avoid technology burnout or overcome it if you’re already there. They have mindfulness advice for your entire office, your teams and you. They are Beth Kanter,Carrie Rice from Carrie Rice Consulting and Meico Whitlock of Mindful Techie.
Fringe Benefits Trigger UBIT
Tax law now requires your nonprofit to pay unrelated business income tax on parking and commuting expenses you provide for your employees. Our legal contributor, Gene Takagi, shepherds you through the new land. He’s principal of NEO, theNonprofit & Exempt Organizationslaw firm.
Tony Martignetti starts off his discussion on TECH mindfulness with Carrie, Beth, and Meico. The talk briefly on tech burnout, Meico focuses on lack of intention and the intention on companies to engage the audience. Are we faced with collaborative overload? like Beth suggest.
Understanding your why and your purpose is discussed by Miko. Are we able to multi-task or no? The quartet discuss the idea of multitasking. Beth talks to Tony about people using their phones during meeting and it being a distraction in a way. The quartet discuss strategies that will help tech burnout. Carrie Rice want to come up with a simpler solution on connecting with people to reduce burnout. Miko comes up with solutions of tech burnout and introduces apps that keep track of how much time you’re using your phone and change your ways. Beth strategy is managing what you can in your team and setting norms for people to follow in a business setting. Is it essential to get an update every time someone likes a post? Beth implements the 5 whys to get to the root of the problem and making sure it doesn’t happen again and having a look over schedules to know what is coming up. These are some of the strategies to reduce tech burnout in the workplace.
Tony does shouts with his segment take two. He introduces Fringe Benefits with guest speaker Gene T. The two discuss the unrelated business income tax law on nonprofits and UBIT. Why are people getting imposed with u-bit tax. Churches will be imposed to pay the 990T requirement after not having to pay it before. A new tax act that affects non profit organizations. Tony rants in disbelief about non profits being taxed for giving people money for mass transit. If they don’t pay their taxes they’ll be hit with penalties.
They continue their discussion on Fringe Benefits and dissentifying mass transit. Why is a non profit being forced to pay taxes? Does it make sense? Gene T tell his recommendations for Non Profits due to the fringe benefits. Advising employees to talk about their concerns to the IRS and letting this issue be known to all employees. They discuss parking being taxed on non profit buildings. They show how its more than a fringe benefit but a requirement since this is the law. Briefly discussing the Johnson amendment.