15 Tips for Avoiding Fraud in Your Nonprofit

15 Tips for Avoiding Fraud in Your Nonprofit

June 9, 2016 0 Comment

Nonprofit fraud: No respecter of missions   Many nonprofits seek redress for the human condition, whether matters of religious faith, health or poverty. Others dedicate themselves to environmental concerns, while still others are politically motivated. Regardless of their espoused causes, the cultural climate within these organizations is one of trust. There is a general assumption […]

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5 Benchmarking Tips for Effective Fundraising

5 Benchmarking Tips for Effective Fundraising

June 2, 2016 0 Comment

Nonprofit performance: Measuring Your Success   Nonprofit donors, supporters and management alike seek an answer to the same question: How effective is the organization’s performance? Increasingly, all are relying on data-driven metrics to assess fundraising performance against standardized and custom-designed benchmarks. For smaller nonprofits with limited staff and resources, the question becomes which benchmarks.   Setting […]

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Why You Need a Good Logo for Your Nonprofit

Why You Need a Good Logo for Your Nonprofit

May 26, 2016 0 Comment

What’s in a Nonprofit logo?   A good logo instantly tells your nonprofit’s story; in a mere glance, a good logo should uniquely illustrate your goals, vision and mission for anyone who sees it. A logo that works will uniquely brand your nonprofit; your brand becomes unmistakeable. According to Matthew Scharpnick, writing for The Chronicle […]

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How To Find Nonprofit Board Members

How To Find Nonprofit Board Members

May 12, 2016 0 Comment

Nonprofit Boards: How to get effective members on  your team Board members bring individual skill sets, expertise and expectations to the table and each can contribute to or detract from your organization’s success. The key to building a strong, contributory board lies with the board itself–how they recruit new board members and their criteria for […]

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Should You Hire a Grant Writing Consultant?

Should You Hire a Grant Writing Consultant?

April 28, 2016 0 Comment

A Grant Writing Consultant Could Make the Difference Between a Winning Proposal and Failure Eventually, your non-profit will wonder whether to hire a grant-writing consultant.At first blush, it might seem more cost effective to utilize existing staff, but grant writing is a time-consuming effort that requires more than a passing knowledge of research and writing—grant […]

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Mission & Vision For Your Nonprofit

Mission & Vision For Your Nonprofit

March 31, 2016 0 Comment

How to Craft a Compelling Statement of Mission and Vision for your Nonprofit A well-written vision and mission statement will allow you to share your vision for your nonprofit with the world. If your nonprofit is your baby, your mission statement is the blanket that you wrap it in when you present it for the […]

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Business Basics for the Nonprofit

Business Basics for the Nonprofit

March 10, 2016 0 Comment

10 Tasks You Must Tackle to Open Your Nonprofit Business Office You have the board ready, the mission statement prepared and your first marketing campaign ready to go; one of the final – and most important – pieces of the puzzle is where your nonprofit will call its home. Building a strong and organized business […]

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The Ins And Outs Of The 501(c)(3)

The Ins And Outs Of The 501(c)(3)

February 11, 2016 0 Comment

Maybe Not Everything You Need to Know About the 501(c)(3), but Here are the Basics…. Nonprofit charitable organizations provide untold benefits to their communities, and to the world at large. They encourage generosity, help the needy and underserved, and bring attention to causes and problems that would otherwise go unseen and unresolved. Federal and state […]

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How To Write A Mission Statement

How To Write A Mission Statement

February 4, 2016 0 Comment

A Powerful and Compelling Mission Statement is Vital to Your Nonprofit Organization There are many approaches you can use to find the wording that best expresses the collective intention of your organization. It can be drafted by one person alone or after input gathered at leadership meetings. The most important issue is that there is […]

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Naming Your Nonprofit

Naming Your Nonprofit

April 7, 2015 0 Comment

5 Tips on Choosing the Perfect Name to Brand Your New Nonprofit The name of your new nonprofit is a huge decision and where your brand begins. After all, the name of your organization is the first thing that people will hear or see, and first impressions mean everything. This is not a choice to […]

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