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    That's a bummer. Quite unfair actually LOL.  Advertising is a product, while the creation of an ad is a service.  The IRS got this one wrong. ------------------------------ Kevin Lee President, GivingForward.org, Exec. Chairman Didit.com, CEO eMA emarketingassociation.com ...

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    My former nonprofit gave us a monthly stipend for our personal cell phone. I used it for work calls as well as running our social media accounts. Now at my current nonprofit, they gave us a work cell. Honestly, the stipend for the personal cell is a nice ...

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    I agree with Namcy Brown. You choose a vendor based on quality and price and if they are responsive. It should not be based on whether or not the vendor is committing to a contribution or has contributed in the past. I was involved in the American Alliance ...

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    Our organization just gives a monthly allowance (same amount for everyone) to all staff because we all use our phones for work at least some. A couple of key staff members have phones issued by the organization that are separate from their personal phones ...

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    Thank you so much for your response and offer of help! I think that between your answer and the other poster, I may have a grasp on this. With regards to the questionnaires: One of the problems I was having when attempting to fill them out was the terminology ...

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    Thank you! I didn't realize we could fall under two different assessments. Your explanation has brought me the closest I've been so far to maybe actually having a grasp on how this works. I appreciate you taking the time to help! ------------------------------ ...

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