Tools for Local Leaders
REQUIRED FINANCIAL REPORTS
State: Annual Report
The state of Florida requires all corporations to file an Annual Report by May 1 of each year. This does not require financial information but does ask for names and addresses for Board members, etc. To file your local League’s state Annual Report (this does NOT require financial information), visit https://services.sunbiz.org/Filings/AnnualReport/FilingStart.
State: Solitictation of Contributions
The Solicitation of Contributions Act requires anyone who solicits donations in the state of Florida to register with the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and then renew their registration on an annual basis. This applies to charitable organizations, sponsors, professional solicitors, as well as professional fundraising consultants. To learn more, or to find forms online, visit http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Consumer-Services/Business-Services/Charitable-Organizations.
Small tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally $25,000 or less may be required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ. To file the 990-N or e-postcard, visit http://www.irs.gov/Charities-%26-Non-Profits/Annual-Electronic-Filing-Requirement-for-Small-Exempt-Organizations-Form-990-N-%28e-Postcard%29.
Attention Local League Treasurers! Check out this helpful training presentation for more information on financial and treasury issues that affect your local League!
General Information on Accrual Accounts
Accrual Account Grant Forms
The rules and procedures for the governance of the League of Women Voters of Florida and its local Leagues, as well as the League of Women Voters of Florida Education Fund, are contained in the Bylaws, updated biennally during Convention.
Click to view LWVF/EF's Nonpartisan Policy, last updated in November 2013.
NEW LOCAL LEAGUES
If you are interested in starting a new local League in Florida where one does not already exist, check out Welcome to the Starting Point!: A Guide to Organizing New Leagues. This manual can be used to assist in the launching of a new Member-at-Large Unit that may eventually become a local League. Please contact us for more information about starting a new League.
TRANSITIONING FROM MAL UNIT TO LOCAL LEAGUE
So, your Member-at-Large (MAL) Unit has just been recognized by the League of Women Voters of the United States as a full-fledged local League...now what?! Follow this handy-dandy checklist to make sure that you're doing everything that you need to do to stay legal with the state, the federal government and with LWVF/LWVUS.
YOUTH OUTREACH RESOURCES
Young members represent the future of the League of Women Voters. Learn more about what your League can do to recruit and retain young people. Click here to access LWVF's Youth Outreach Guide in PDF format. Also, to view the Guide in PowerPoint format, please click here.
Local League fundraising does not need to be uncomfortable or awkward! Click here for a list of tips to help maximize your local League's revenue while having fun and staying true to the organization's mission!
If pre-approved by the state office, members are welcome to submit a Reimbursement Request Form to receive reimbursement for League projects or tasks.
HARRY T. BURN SOCIETY
LWVF's Harry T. Burn Society is comprised of League members and supporters who contribute $1,000 or more annually. Local Leagues that elect to host, along with the state League, a Harry T. Burn Society luncheon in their area are entitled to a minimum of ten percent of the donations collected. By helping to grow the Harry T. Burn Society, local Leagues are able to support LWV's work at both the state and local levels, as well as generate enthusiasm about the League amongst thought leaders in their region. If you would like to learn more about the Harry T. Burn Society, and how your local League can generate funds through hosting a luncheon, please contact us.