Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Nonprofit Tax Tip: Getting Your GET License

Aloha,

It's near the end of the year.  You're a nonprofit organization.  You know you have to worry about TAXES!  So what about taxes? 

First things first, make sure you have a GET license. 

They're easy enough to get:

Complete BB-1 packet: http://state.hi.us/tax/2010/bb1packet.pdf

You can also visit a Business Action Center, where you can get a GET license on the spot!

http://hawaii.gov/dcca/bac

Questions?  We HIGHLY urge you to read this wonderful piece by our friend (and favorite tax attorney) Trever Asam.

http://www.cades.com/press/documents/TAsam.pdf

Up next... we'll talk about how to file to obtain your GET exemption. 

Still have questions?  Email us at apuakehau@gmail.com

Aloha nui,
kehau


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The Civil Beat published an article today about the dire situation for nonprofits! 

It’s Time for All Hands on Deck in Hawaii’s Nonprofit Sector

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Kokua Needed for the Kupuna of Lunalilo Home

Volunteers Needed for Ike Kuokoa


Ike Kuokoa – Liberating Knowledge
Over 125,000 pages of Hawaiian-language newspapers were printed from 1834 to 1948, equaling a million or more typescript pages of text. Perhaps the largest native-language cache in the western world, the newspapers were an intentional national repository of knowledge, opinion and historical progess as Hawaii moved through kingdom, constitutional monarchy, republic and territory, yet only 2% of that collection has been integrated into our English-speaking world today.
75,000 of the newspaper pages have been converted to digital images. 15,000 of which have been made into searchable typescript, but 60,000 pages remain unsearchable. For a decade we have used OCR and paid operators to make quality searchable text, educating every person connected with the process. The 15,000 pages showed the world the importance of this resource, but funding has continually dwindled. We face closure of the project or export of the work to Asia. Instead, we are enlisting an army of volunteers to type those pages word-for-word and make them all searchable. We plan to liberate knowledge from the archival dust because knowledge liberates everyone.
Volunteers Needed – Be a part of this historical Hawaiian legacy effort
No Language Skill Necessary!
Mounting a locally-based volunteer drive will be a massive effort, with thousands of volunteers and a central coordinating hub to engage volunteers and guide production for reliability and accuracy. The cost is higher than exporting the work and the effort is daunting but this allows for community engagement, personal investment in Hawaiian knowledge and Hawaii-centered kuleana in the product, supported by hands around the world.
Ike Kuokoa launches on November 28, 2011 (La Kuokoa since 1843) and will finish 60,000 pages on/before July 31, 2012 (La Hoihoi Ea). Up and web-searchable by La Kuokoa 2012.
For pre-registration and more information go to: www.awaiaulu.org

Makeke 2012 - Sat, November 26, 2011

Save the Date for Holoku Ball 2012

A Holiday Update from Apuakehau

View our Holiday Update for Hawaiian and Community Nonprofit Organizations at the link below!

CLICK HERE

Friday, November 11, 2011

FREE Social Media Workshop for Native Hawaiian Serving Organizations

Don't quite get Facebook or Twitter?  Wonder how you can use social media to help your organization promote events and activities?  Here's your chance!

http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2480079986/esli

We will be holding workshops for members of Native Hawaiian serving organizations to learn about using social media to help their organizations.  Sign up today - there are only 24 spaces available and they will fill quickly!