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BIR: New Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) on Tax Exemption

The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) issued Revenue Memorandum Order (RMO) No. 38-2019 that “clarifies the nature, character and tax treatment of non-stock, non-profit corporations” related to the processing of the Certificate of Tax Exemption (CTE). The RMO also mentioned that the approval of CTE applications has been devolved to the Office of the Regional Director. Please […]

3 ways on how to de-clutter your office desk

You wonder, “where did all these come from?” while you scratch your head and looking at those piles of papers, letters, documents, and notes stacked on top of your office desk. “Where are my staple wires?” and you keep on shoving those items on your desk for 20 minutes now. Well, you are not alone. […]

Benigno Ninoy Aquino Jr.

In commemoration of his death exactly thirty-two years ago, I would like to share some empowering parts of the speech that Ninoy Aquino had planned to deliver upon his return to the Philippines on August 21, 1983. The speech was not given a voice, was forced to remain undelivered after a bullet was planted in […]

7 Stress Busters: creative and easy activities for your team

Sometimes it may seem like your office is breathing in a toxic atmosphere filled with stress: your team members are seriously working on their desks with their eyebrows tensed, shrugged shoulders, and simultaneous clicking sound of the keyboard and mouse. C’mon, give them a break! If you can’t afford a long break, just let them […]

FAQs on DSWD Registration of non-profit organizations

Are there types of NGOs that are “required” to register with the DSWD?  If “yes”, are there penalties for not registering with the DSWD? Yes, NGOs required to register with Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) are those who are identified as Social Welfare Development Agency (SWDA). An SWDA is an NGO that provides supportive activities […]

Creative Ways to Raise Funds

Benefit dinners, fun runs, facebook campaigns: We see at least one of these take place almost every month. Your organization most likely has hosted one such activity too. There’s a reason why these kinds of fundraisers are popular, but someone who’s well-immersed in charity might want to experience something new once in a while. Here, […]

Asilo de Molo: Home Sweet Home

“Some of these elders were left in the streets, some were psychologically-ill when we found them, and some just doesn’t have someone to take care of them. So we provide them home.” Asilo de Molo is under the care of the Sisters of the Daughters of Charity for 99 years now. It is located at […]

The 5C’s on How Social Media can work for your NGO (Part II)

Create visuals One point that we would like nonprofits would develop about their social media is knowing that it is vital to have a visual focus when presenting your content. For people who browse their social media accounts, it is easy to get overwhelmed with organizations sharing content on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc that highlights […]

The 5C’s on How Social Media can work for your NGO (Part I)

Often, non-government organizations (NGOs) learn from marketing blogs written by commercial marketers on how to get a million likes and followers in their respective social media sites or how to make people talk about their organization through hashtags… and it can get kind of cliché. We are all writing and reading about the same thing, […]

Start your own NGO (short ver.)

When you plan to set up an NGO, there’s usually a process that you have to go through: from making sure that you and your soon-to-be co-workers work with a united mission, to actually running the organization and having your projects implemented. Here we give you the short-version guide on how to start your own […]