Thursday, May 22, 2008

To be...or not to be....a 501(c)(3)?

Non-Profit Incorporation Training
Should your group or business file to be an IRS-recognized nonprofit? Do you need to create a charitable agency for your cause? If so, find out about the benefits and challenges of incorporating at the free Neighbor Academy training "Non-Profit Incorporation" on Monday, June 2nd from 7-9 PM at the Volunteer Center. The training will be presented by an attorney from Pro Bono Partners and is sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County's Non-Profit Training Institute. This training is free, but pre-registration is required. To register, simply send an email to with the following information:

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(Don't forget to let us know that you are registering for Non-Profit Incorporation)

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jayantha Fernando Recognized for Volunteering

Congratulations to Volunteer Ventures member Jayantha Fernando for receiving the 2008 Wachovia Northern NJ Volunteer of the Year Award! Volunteer Ventures is a program sponsored by the Volunteer Center of Bergen County that provides evening and weekend volunteer projects for busy, working adults. Jayantha volunteered over 300 hours in the past year alone!

She helped set up for functions and assisted frail clients at the Care One facility in Ridgewood, cared for children while their parents attended programs of the Center for Alcohol and Drug Resources and helped at concerts of the Palisades Virtuosi. Jayantha also helped Shelter our Sisters, a domestic violence shelter, by wrapping gifts at the mall to raise funds, helping with family picnics, mentoring victims of domestic violence, and helping in the administrative office. She also helped raise funds for Youth Education in the Arts, regularly visits people with disabilities at homes sponsored by Spectrum for Living, and is a permanent volunteer at Holy Name Hospital’s gift shop.

Congratulations to Jayantha! She is an inspiration to many!