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					So You Think It’s a Great
  Idea to Donate your
Surplus to a Non-profit?
      Gary Quinn, CPPM
      Manager, Inventory Control
      University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
      Dallas, Texas
      (214) 648-6060
      Gary.quinn@utsouthwestern.edu
Purpose of Presentation/
      Discussion
Bring awareness that:
 • What you think is a good
 business practice may not be what
 you think
 • There is risk involved in donating
 equipment
           Agenda
• Provide Background
• Share
• Discuss
  What is good about donating to
           Non-profits?
• Provides needed equipment to an
  organization that is doing something good for
  the community
• Some non-profits provide resources to the
  community that government would otherwise
  have to fund
• Goodwill
• It’s the right thing to do
 What might not be so good about
    donating to Non-profits?
• Equipment might not be going where you
  think it is or used for what you think it might
  be used for
• Is the non-profit on the up and up?
• Who is responsible for environmentally
  sensitive scrap?
• Is that what the donor’s/citizens really want
  you to do – just give it away?
             What is the Risk?
What if the Non-Profit isn’t what they say they
  are?
• Environmental contamination from your
  equipment
• Selling for personal gain

 Bad Publicity
 Financial Liability
       Good News Stories
         Discuss/ Share

• Computers for Kids
• Goodwill Industries
    Not so Good News Stories
           Discuss/ Share
• Just keep the Good Stuff
• Interesting Disposal Method
• Fraud
• The Tattletale
• Environmental Disaster
• Opportunity to Star in 60 minute TV
program
   What Actions to Take to Ensure
   that Non-Profits are doing the
            right thing
• Get a copy of the 501-C3 – read it
• Ask for a copy of the stated business purpose
  – read it
• Ask lots of questions about the use of the
  equipment
• Visit the operation and see if what you see
  makes sense
   What Actions to Take to Ensure
   that Non-Profits are doing the
            right thing
• If there are electronics involved check
  downstream to ensure things are handled
  appropriately
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