THE REASON WHY WE EXIST
The IFVP Institute was spun off from IFVP in 2019 to provide a way for educational, scientific and charitable efforts to advance the field of visual practice to be supported by tax deductible donations and grants. The IFVP itself was originally chartered as a business promotion association, and thus has been unable to offer tax benefits to donors, or to take advantage of a variety of grant opportunities.
It is true that during the 25 years of IFVP, both business promotion and the promotion of the field and practice have been a focus of the organization. As the field has begun a period of explosive growth, it seemed good to the board to separate (to some extent) those functions into two chartered organizations. There is more than enough for each to do.
The vision is for the IFVP Institute and the IFVP to work closely together. The charter of the IFVP Institute calls for its board members to be appointed by the IFVP, thus guaranteeing a close working relationship.
At the present time, the Institute and the IFVP are finding their way into this new relationship. The division of labor relating to various projects is being worked out. The table below may be helpful in comparing the two:
A United States 501c3 nonprofit
Charged with the educational, scientific and charitable development of visual practice
Can provide support to the annual conference as a co-sponsor
Can offer conference sponsors tax deductions against any US tax liiability, but no real benefits beyond their inclusion in notices about sponsors and a link to their information.
Seeks to engage educational, scientific and charitable peers in the study of and advancement of visual practices
Will seek to study and promote the competencies required for various levels of visual practice
Will seek to provide educators with resources for promoting the teaching of visual practice in their schools and institutions
Will see to gather and maintain a literature review of academic and scientific materials related to the value and use of visual practice.
Is chartered in the public interest
A United States 501c6 nonprofit
Charged with the promotion of members business interests and the holding of an annual conference and maintain a website.
Provides an annual conference
Can offer conference sponsors real benefits such as conference passes, booth space, extensive promotion during the conference
Seeks to promote the business interests of members through various means, including the maintenance of a central website where profiles and a searchable index are provided to those seeking graphic recorders or facilitators for work.
Will seek to provide professional standards for those engaged in the business of graphic recording and facilitation
Will provide various document and video resources to assist members in the promotion and development of their businesses.
Will seek to provide members with marketing and promotional materials that build off the latest academic and scientific findings relating to graphic recording and facilitation.
Is charterd in the business interests of its members
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