What comes after Black Friday? #Giving Tuesday!

Diane DiamantisFormation, Non-Profit

Dollars 4 Tic Scholars #GivingTuesday

There are so many holidays after Thanksgiving – Black Friday, Small Business Saturday (do business at a mom and pop business), Cyber Monday. And then? #Giving Tuesday! #Giving Tuesday is a movement to do the #unselfie thing and give to your favorite charity. If you visit www.givingtuesday.org, you will be able to read more about it. It is a fairly … Read More

We’re Celebrating!

Diane DiamantisFormation, Non-ProfitLeave a Comment

If you have been following this blog, you’ll know that I have diligently been working to form a non profit organization to award college scholarships to students with Tourette’s Syndrome. Yesterday, the mail came, with an envelope from the IRS. With a bit of trepidation I opened it…to discover that The Kelsey B. Diamantis TS Scholarship Family Foundation, Inc. dba … Read More

When Dreams Start to Form into Reality…

Diane DiamantisFormation, Motivation, Non-ProfitLeave a Comment

Today I listened to a motivational call by my friend Glynn Hodges. Glynn leads a morning book reading called Motivation Here. (You can listen in at 8am EST Monday through Thursdays for the latest book and a dose of inspiration at 712-432-1500, access code 104317#.) Today Glynn read that how what you think about and what you expect translates into … Read More

Encouragement for TS Students

Diane DiamantisTourette's CoverageLeave a Comment

Tourette's coverage Yahoo Sports

Now and then I’ll blog about news that I run across that provides encouragement to those with Tourette’s Syndrome. Recently I ran across this article about Tim Howard that ran online by Yahoo Sports. If you have been following the World Cup soccer matches, you may have heard of Howard, the goalie for the US Soccer team. I had not … Read More

So you want to start a non-profit…

Diane DiamantisFormation, Non-ProfitLeave a Comment

I am writing this blogpost today for anyone who runs across this site by random accident. My family and I made a decision to set up a non profit organization that awards college scholarships to college students with Tourette’s Syndrome. I have never run a non profit 501c3 before, although through my business I have had some as public relations … Read More

Foundation Update – 1023 Status

Diane DiamantisFormationLeave a Comment

It is late June as I write this. I leave for vacation in 2 days to go see my husband’s folks for a week. I truly wanted to submit our IRS Form 1023 by June 30. But sometimes a wrinkle appears that you just have to iron out before proceeding. 1023 Status and Articles of Incorporation I wrote a blog … Read More

EZ? I Think So!

Diane DiamantisFormation, Non-ProfitLeave a Comment

I was on vacation from July 1 through July 20. Part of that was visiting my husband’s parents, and part of it was being with my daughter as she participated as a camp counselor with Camp Twitch and Shout for a week. While I was gone,on July 1, actually, the IRS pulled a fast one. Hopefully, a great move for … Read More