6 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Rock at Social Media

6 Ways Your Nonprofit Can Rock at Social Media

March 23, 2017 0 Comment

Social media is important for nonprofits whether they are highly established or just starting out. Having an online presence can take your organization from barely surviving to thriving, even with a limited budget. A polished persona on the internet can promote your mission and engage your community, and what nonprofit doesn’t need that? If social […]

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5 Books to Read Before You Start a Nonprofit

5 Books to Read Before You Start a Nonprofit

December 8, 2016 0 Comment

Education is key in any endeavor- start with these five great books before you start your nonprofit As founder of a new nonprofit, you’ll wear a lot of hats, juggle many tasks…

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How to Start a Nonprofit on a Shoestring Budget

How to Start a Nonprofit on a Shoestring Budget

November 10, 2016 0 Comment

Starting a nonprofit is hard work and can be expensive; setting priorities will help you stay organized and within budget. Priorities will also help you avoid costly mistakes. It’s possible to cut some corners but unwise to cut others. Here’s how to spend your money to best advantage. First things first: Develop a business plan […]

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How to Make Your Nonprofit a Household Name

How to Make Your Nonprofit a Household Name

October 6, 2016 0 Comment

Big nonprofits: Three Secrets for Success Nonprofit organizations like American Cancer Society, Red Cross, and Greenpeace, have become household names, but how did they do it? The short answer is that they planned it strategically. To follow in their footsteps (and doesn’t every nonprofit want to do that?), you’ll need data that will reveal the […]

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International Donations for Nonprofits

International Donations for Nonprofits

September 29, 2016 0 Comment

How to Facilitate International Donations to Boost Your Nonprofit   Increasingly, international donors from emerging economies are considering U.S. nonprofits with missions that match their interests: poverty relief, global warming/climate change, sustainability. In Asia alone, experts expect the number of millionaires to surpass numbers for their U.S. counterparts. As a result, American NPOs are beginning to […]

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Nonprofit Government Grants & Contracts Part 2

Nonprofit Government Grants & Contracts Part 2

September 8, 2016 0 Comment

5 Best Practices in Navigating Government Grants and Contracts   In its 2013 mandate, the Office of Management and Budgets mandated all federal agencies eliminate conflicting and duplicative guidelines to provide non-federal entities with predictable, transparent and consistent accountability standards. Agencies are to:   Focus on performance rather than compliance and assist nonprofits in understanding […]

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Nonprofit Government Grants and Contracts Part 1

Nonprofit Government Grants and Contracts Part 1

September 1, 2016 0 Comment

Boondoggle: NPOs – government grants and contracts   Increasingly over the last fifty years, federal, state and local governments have funded nonprofits, through either contracts or grants, to provide services that governments would otherwise provide. Because of continually evolving efforts to safeguard taxpayer monies, the application processes, as well as the compliance reporting processes have […]

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How Does My Nonprofit Measure Up To Others?

How Does My Nonprofit Measure Up To Others?

August 25, 2016 0 Comment

Benchmarking Your Nonprofit to Stay on Track Increasingly, nonprofits are turning to benchmarking to measure their effectiveness and there are plenty of best practices, studies and standards to compare your organization’s performance against that of other nonprofits. However, it is important to compare like to like. It’s no good comparing your local arts nonprofit against […]

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5 Standards of Excellence for Non-Profits

5 Standards of Excellence for Non-Profits

July 14, 2016 0 Comment

Standards of Excellence: A Donor’s Guide With the advent of more easily accessible  information, nonprofits and their standards are being held more closely accountable than ever. The Red Cross, an international nonprofit, faced public outrage over the funds it raised in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when donors discovered a significant portion of the money […]

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Keeping the Books Up-To-Date

Keeping the Books Up-To-Date

June 16, 2016 0 Comment

Nonprofit accounting: Keeping current   Accurate records and reporting depend on capturing financial transactions in a timely and standardized manner. Government and private foundation grantors, as well as your donors, want to know if you are solvent and how you spend their money. In addition, the complexities of nonprofit accounting—restricted funds, donor records, grants—require more […]

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