Save the Date: The Extraordinary Give is Next Friday, November 17, 2017

November 9, 2017

The 6th annual Extraordinary Give is coming soon: this year on Friday, November 17, 2017 from midnight to 11:59 pm, you’ll be able to support the community benefit organizations that you love by donating with your dollars. In addition to benefiting from your donations, there are several additional prizes that the participating organizations will be eligible to win.

Hosted by the Lancaster County Community Foundation, the Extraordinary Give is Lancaster County’s largest day of charitable giving, and over the past five years, over 500 organizations have benefitted from the event, with more than $22.5 million in total donations.

To learn more about the Extraordinary Give, check out their website here: There, you can browse the participating community benefit organizations by category or see a full list of all participating organizations. On November 17, you can keep track of all donations in real time on The Extraordinary Give Leaderboard.

So what do all of the participating organizations have in common? They must serve the residents of Lancaster County, be registered as a 501(c)(3) with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Charitable Organizations and have a current audit or independent financial review.

At this point you may be thinking: I’ve got a great idea for a community benefit organization, and I’d love to be a participating organization in a future Extraordinary Give. How would I even get started to form a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Pennsylvania?

Well, dear reader, you are in luck: in addition to counseling clients on formation of for-profit entities, we also assist individuals and groups with formation of nonprofit entities in Pennsylvania and obtaining tax exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Check back tomorrow for an overview of the process!

Matt Landis is an attorney at Russell, Krafft & Gruber, LLP, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He received his law degree from Widener University Commonwealth School of Law and works regularly with business owners, entrepreneurs and community benefit organizations.