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  • 1.  GIK or not

    Posted 6 days ago

    Our Harte Research Institute for Gulf Coast Studies and Conservation was selected by an organization, Texan by Nature, as a Conservation Wrangler  (  Our team had to meet certain criteria, apply, and then be selected.


    The benefit of being selected are we receive:


    • 12-18 months of tailored support
    • Recognition and certificate
    • Promotion via social media, newsletters, blogs, website, etc.
    • Professional content production in the form of videos, collateral, and messaging
    • Program management and impact reporting
    • Connections to technical, expert, and industry support
    • Recognition and participation in annual summit


    All of this is given to us for free.  The organization is requesting we acknowledge them as in-kind donors and we provide them a GIK receipt.  They have valued their effort at $67,600 for consulting, GIS mapping, marketing, videography, web development, graphic design, travel, technology/supplies, meetings, etc. The question I have is can we count this as a GIK?  I'm on the fence and need some guidance.






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  • 2.  RE: GIK or not

    Posted 6 days ago
    Nope - most of this is not a gift from an IRS perspective.  They are giving you services and advertising - neither of which are deductible.

    You can certainly recognize them.  But, do not issue an IRS receipt.  You can refer them to IRS Publication 526 if they ask why.


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  • 3.  RE: GIK or not

    Posted 6 days ago

    Perfect!  Thank you so much, John!  I owe you some baked goods ��






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