6 Life Lessons of Music, Singing and Band

Man With Musical Hair

Music touches us, literally, cascading vibrations from our instruments and massaging meaning into the neuroreceptors of our brains. Music also touches us figuratively, bringing us together and helping us bond. Anyone who’s learned to play an instrument or sung in a choir understands this intuitively. Yet how can booster club leaders illuminate this value in the community and rally their support? One answer: put on lots and lots of concerts with large audiences. In an age when digital consumers … [Read more...]

Mileage Deduction Bill Moves Through Congress at Snail’s Pace

Dollar Bill Snail

Good news for booster club volunteers who drive:  Congress will consider a bill to increase mileage deduction for all volunteers who help a recognized 501(c)(3). A modest deduction is already available for mileage accrued in volunteer related activities, such as driving to events or transporting students as part of a carpool. If the increase passes, it will level the playing field for non-profits. The current system for deductions privileges business over non-profits. According to the IRS, … [Read more...]