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Knight Commission

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Be the Difference.org
« on: March 18, 2023, 10:09:16 AM »
https://www.bethedifferencenil.org

Just seeing this. Despite the makeup of the Leadership Team, the 501c3 is not affiliated with Marquette University.

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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2024, 11:35:29 AM »
I'm not sure what the best forum is for this, but with this being the off season I really want to try to understand our NIL organization better.  I would love for those in the know to give the average fan a peak behind the curtain.

I am asking because everyone seems to know a NIL budget seems like it will be the lifeblood of a program in the future. Obviously the core and backbone of the NIL will likely be the top end donors, but you would think that the mid and low level doners would have a as well.

The last two years I have made a small donation to Be The Difference.   A couple hundred dollars...I'm not in Milwaukee I don't typically get to go downtown and spend that money on tickets, parking and food...but Marquette basketball gives me a tremendous amount of entertainment, joy and pride.  So because of that I'm able to justify the spend on the team.  In my head I'm buying everyone a dinner at Marquette Gyro🤣 

What is starting to bug me is that for the last 2 years my credit card is charged on the site,  but I have not received a single email from the NIL.  Not an email confirming my donation, not an automated thank you, and not a follow up thanking me for my donation and asking for my continued support.   I'm not asking for an audience with Travis or a shake with Shaka...I'm just looking for some sort of response. I know there are a lot of things that go into running an organization.  I understand that I'm not a whale...but I feel a IT and Marketing intern could up the touch points with small donors...or at very least acknowledge there support.

Now off my soapbox, and back to my 7 step program of processing the end of a season and the loss of two giants who have lifted our program the last two seasons.

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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2024, 11:40:30 AM »
If you claimed the contributions as a tax deduction, hope u luv prison!!
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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2024, 11:48:26 AM »
Why would I do a silly thing like that.  Now my official MU donations😉

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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2024, 12:04:24 PM »
If you claimed the contributions as a tax deduction, hope u luv prison!!

#Lies

No one in going to prison you maroon

But seriously consult with a tax expert before claiming it
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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2024, 12:20:18 PM »
They still have a pic and comments from Duffy prominently on the site listing her as the coach still,  so not surprised they haven’t sent you an email…

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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2024, 12:24:47 PM »
Regardles of their limited communication or slow response to taking down the Megan Duffy pics, this is the lifeblood of the program.

Give generously without concern.  For a school like MU, the school's collective will make up 95% of what a student athlete gets in NIL money.   
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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2024, 03:44:48 PM »
If you claimed the contributions as a tax deduction, hope u luv prison!!

Musk can steal billions in tax deductions, but God forbid a man making 80k a year, trys to deduct $300!

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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2024, 02:06:06 AM »
If you claimed the contributions as a tax deduction, hope u luv prison!!

I did and am not the least bit concerned.

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Re: Be the Difference.org
« Reply #10 on: April 14, 2024, 05:06:49 AM »
I did and am not the least bit concerned.

If the IRS eventually denies NIL collectives 501(c)(3) status, previous donations would no longer be tax deductible.
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