There are two types of donations that can be made to a 501(c)(3). A cash donation is the transfer of funds to a nonprofit. An in-kind donation is the transfer of any other type of asset.
In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services, other than cash grants. Examples of in-kind gifts include:
••• Goods, like computers, software, furniture, and office equipment, for use by HSA or for special event auctions
••• Services, like meeting space, photocopy and mail services, and administrative/financial support
••• Expertise, like legal, tax, or business advice; marketing and website development; and strategic planning
••• Cash equivalents, like stocks, bonds, mutual funds
Look for a match between what service you offer and what HSA might need. For example, useful in-kind gifts may include maintenance, landscaping, snow removal, construction, event planning, communications, or web design.