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Question about in kind donation

Page history last edited by Kim Miller 5 years, 9 months ago

August 7, 2014

 

Question

 

Diana Very (GA)

 

I have a question coming from a library about budget for their summer reading programs. The library received coupons from an ice cream store and from a pizza restaurant offering freebies or discounts if they completed the required reading. The library wants to add the value of these coupons to their budget as in-kind donations. I do not think that there is a measurable value to these coupons and don't think that the coupons should be added to the budget, even as in-kind donations, for the Public Library Survey. 

 

How are you handling these in your states?

 

Thanks.


 

SDC Comments

 

Michael Golrick (LA)

 

I would agree with you. Data element #303 specifically says “Do not include the value of any contributed or in-kind services or the value of any non-monetary gifts or donations.” That is the Federal Definition (p. 46 of this year’s book).

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