services agreement

RENOSI™ Services Agreement

By completing and submitting the RENOSI™ services application you acknowledge on behalf of your organization that the organization agrees to the following terms:

  1. Federal and state filing fees are not included in any service agreement. A separate invoice will be generated as needed for the amount required for federal and state filings.
  2. All service agreements are valid for one year from the date of application. To continue receiving RENOSI™ services, Clients are required to renew their services agreement on or before the expiration of their current agreement.
  3. You understand that to maintain legal status with your state, your organization must file annual state documents which may include, but is not limited to, an annual report, charity registration, and sales tax exemption registration, if applicable.
  4. You understand that your organization must annually file an IRS 990-series tax return, using the organization’s assigned federal tax identification number (EIN), by the 15th day of the 5th month after the close of the organization's fiscal year (i.e. if your fiscal year closes June 30th, Form 990 must be filed by November 15th each year). The specific 990-series form to be filed is determined by your gross receipts.
  5. Any state or federal late fees assessed to the client’s account as a result of the client’s actions or inactions will be the sole responsibility of the client. RENOSI™ will invoice the client for the late fee(s) and payment must be received before the late filings are submitted on behalf the client.
  6. You understand and agree that your organization is an independent legal entity and that no relationship is created by the services with or the services performed by RENOSI™. You understand and agree that each party, RENOSI, Inc. and your organization, are solely liable for its own operations and activities and any liability or claims that may arise from their separate operations, activities, acts, actions or failure to act. Each party, RENOSI, Inc. and your organization, shall only be liable to the other party only to the extent that a court of competent jurisdiction finds that a claim or liability arose directly from the gross negligence of the other party. Both RENOSI, Inc. and your organization agree that any action under this Agreement shall be brought exclusively pursuant to the laws, and in the state, of Florida.
  7. You understand that should you decide to cancel your RENOSI™ services before the expiration of your services agreement, you are subject to the following cancellation policy:
    1. If you cancel within 30 days of subscribing to RENOSI™ services and no services have begun on your account, you will receive a full refund.
    2. If you cancel within 30 days of subscribing to RENOSI™ services and work has begun on your account, a $100 service fee will be assessed.
    3. If you cancel within 31-90 days of subscribing to RENOSI™ services, a charge equal to 50% of the services contracted for will be assessed no matter what amount of work has been completed on your account.
    4. Under no circumstances will any refund be given after 90 days of subscribing to RENOSI™ services.
  8. You agree to abide by the terms, conditions and policies for services in RENOSI™, as now existing or later amended. The terms, conditions, and pricing are subject to change. Since all states have different filing requirements and associated costs, RENOSI™ reserves the right to amend pricing based on individual client circumstances.

Three Questions before any ASK©

Laura Fredricks

Dec 06, 2019

Before you make your best ASK there are three very important questions you need ASK yourself. Think of this exercise as goal setting which many of us do at work and at home. If you never set a goal you never achieve that goal. If you never ASK you never get what you want. 

Setting goals is a must when you need to ASK. Once you set your goals you can filter out all of the unnecessary things that might prevent you from ever making your ASK. For instance, if you keep second guessing why you are asking, instead of what YOU are going to ASK, you never get to the ASK. Setting these goals will keep you focused on what you should be focused on, your ASK. It also makes you more prepared. When you are more prepared you are more confident. When you are more confident your ASK becomes more attractive to the person you want to ASK 

Setting your goals also allows you to set the playing field. In the process of making your ASK, knowing what you need, when you need it, and who you can give it to you prepares you for whatever response you may receive. Setting your goals makes it harder for the person you are ASKing to catch you off guard, change the conversation, or give you a surprise answer. If you go in knowing how to articulate your own needs, you’ll always be in control of exactly what you will say. 

Knowing EXACTLY what you want to say and practicing your ASK words will ease your tension and anxiety that can come up when you ASK. It will help you feel more confident about how the conversation will go because you have prepared the conversation. Anxiety is known as the “fear of the unknown,” and if you’re ever anxious before making a huge pitch, it’s because you’re afraid of how it might go. We can easily do away with those fears if you just take a few minutes to ask yourself and answer the following questions. 

Ask yourself these questions before making any ASK to ensure your success: 

1) What do you want? 

Be specific, and keep it brief. If you are ASKing for money, then you need a specific amount. There is a world of difference between ASKing for “an increase” and ASKing for “$10,000.” When you make any ASK you need to have a crystal clear idea of exactly what you want. This is your first simple goal. Don’t over complicate it. Don’t over explain it to yourself in your head. If you are ASKing someone to do something for you, such as pick you daughter up after school then just ASK “Can you pick up Chrissy today after school at 3:00 pm this would be so helpful to me?”  Most of us overcomplicate the ASK by going into extraneous details about why you can’t do it, how you are overworked, overburdened, and how your schedule is overwhelming. Finding the right balance between specificity and brevity is important. You want to be specific enough that it is a concrete goal, but keep it simple enough so it is attainable and you do not get lost in extra details. 

2) When do you want it? 

Know the specific time or date of your ASK. There is a HUGE difference between “I’d love you to consider this by next week” and “Can I call you next Tuesday at 10 am so that we can go over the details and sign the agreement?”  This is your second simple goal. You should have absolute certainty that your ASK contains the exact time frame that you want your ASK to come to a conclusion. If you don’t I assure you that a week will turn into a month. A month will turn into two or three months and now your ASK is so old the person has forgotten what you ASKed. You might get what you ASKed for, but you might not get it at the time you wanted it. By laying out the specific time frame of when you want it you make time WORK for you not against you. 

3) Who can give it to you? 

This third simple goal is so important and is over looked so many times. This goal requires you to write down in priority order who you have the best chance with ASKing and getting exactly what you want. Sure, many of us make a list or have it in or heads of who we would like to ASK, who we should Ask but are those people the right people to ASK? By right I mean are they the ones who know and trust you the best and have the means and inclination to say yes? So many times we go to the people who we assume are the easy ones such as the ones who won’t be confrontational or the ones who have said yes before. They may be on your list but when you ASK the order in which you ASK is VERY important. If you need money for a start-up project you should go to the person who could give you the largest amount first, who knows and trust you, and has the means to do so. If you ASK this person half-way through your fundraising I guarantee they will give you a lesser amount because they were not ASKed first. You actually do this every day without recognizing that you do. When you are unhappy with a purchase or frustrated with a service what do you do? You ASK to speak to the manager. You don’t waste time speaking to people who work for the manager because they do not have the power to fix it. The manager does. So when you ASK for what appears to be “larger” things, and often they involve money, remember your third goal – ASK people in priority order who can give you exactly what you want.

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