What are in-kind donations?

Donated goods or services, rather than monetary gifts, are considered gifts-in-kind. The following are supplies that help us do our job better and professional services that keep us operating with less overhead. In-kind donations can have a huge impact on our organization, allowing us to dedicate more resources directly to the communities with which we work. Our staff compiled an in-kind donation wish list below. Thank you for taking the time to consider it!

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Brando, development director, at elizabeth@nicwa.org or 315-412-8539.

In-Kind Donation Wish List


Programmatic needs

Training, annual conference, policy and advocacy, research:

  • iPad or Android Tablet for checking people into events
  • 3 iPad/iPhone chargers
  • Fidget toys
  • Flip charts
  • Markers
  • Recording devices
  • FedEx Office gift cards to print materials while we’re in the field
  • Zoom video conferencing software subscription

Operational needs

Computer equipment, office furniture, supplies:

  • Large computer monitors
  • Dell docking stations
  • Licenses for Adobe Creative Suite
  • New cubicles (14 cubes with shelves and desks)
  • Copy paper
  • Standing desk(s)
  • Reception furniture set (2 guest chairs and table)
  • M tape for a Brother P-Touch label maker
  • Highlighters, binders, pens, white-out, and expo markers
  • Ergonomic office chairs

Gifts to honor speakers and child welfare advocates

  • Blankets from Pendleton or Eighth Generation
  • Hand crafted earrings, necklaces, or medallions
  • Pottery
  • Artwork
  • Weaving (completed art or supplies)
  • Thank-you cards/stationary

Tax information:

As a registered 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, NICWA is able to accept donations of goods in-kind for distribution to the beneficiaries of our mission, or for the benefit of the organization at-large. Please consult your tax advisor for guidance on what may be deductible in your specific circumstance. . Items that are not in good used condition or better will not be accepted or processed. In addition, all items valued at $5,000 or more must be verified by a qualified, independent appraiser and arranged for and completed by the donor.

For more information on IRS guidelines click here.