Unrestricted Donation

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Unrestricted Donation

A donation in which the donor does not require a specific use. For example, when a donor makes an unrestricted donation to a non-profit organization, the non-profit, at its discretion, may use the donation for whatever purpose it chooses. See also: Restricted donation.
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The shelter especially appreciates unrestricted donations, such as the one from the foundation, money that likely will go to routine veterinary care -- vaccinations, deworming and the like -- that costs more than $400,000 per year, Foster said.
Under Bair, the college has created a "Dam the Debt" program that directs all unrestricted donations to fund student scholarships.
But since the school's budget couldn't support it, she decided to use donations to fund the initiative, dubbed "Dam the Debt." She also changed an internal policy to funnel unrestricted donations to scholarships.
I'm especially outraged that the money came from so-called "unrestricted donations" to the UO.
Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Northbrook, IL announced it has provided unrestricted donations to two non-profit organizations that prove financial assistance to transplant patients to defray costs for certain medications and therapies.
One of the proposals is to allow unrestricted donations of breast-milk substitutes during crises.
The goal is to at least double unrestricted donations. Currently, sponsorships are solicited in two ways: centrally by the Development Committee and the executive director, and independently by chairs of individual programs, such as the Doctoral Consortium or Video Competition.
For example, fundraisers needed to be assessed on the quantity and type of funds raised to support the organization's goal of raising $60 million or more of unrestricted donations annually.
To compensate for abolishing unrestricted donations to the parties, it doubled the amount an individual could give to a candidate to $2,000, and the maximum amount an individual could give to all candidates per two-year election cycle from $50,000 to $95,000.
Cuno advocates the "better, surer strategy" of cultivating the museums' "host communities." By this he means developing life-long connections between the people who live closest to the museum and its permanent collections, connections that can lead to the kind of unrestricted donations that are the lifeblood of thriving museums.
Under the FEC proposal, parties could not use soft money-those huge, unrestricted donations from millionaires, unions and corporations-to pay for issue ads and thus undermine the intent of election law.
Even in the absence of tax advantages, unrestricted donations would flow to nonprofits rather than to for-profit firms because donations have a more significant influence on the decisions of the nonprofits.

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