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3 Easy Ways to Incorporate Evaluation Into A Nonprofit

3 Easy Ways to Incorporate Evaluation Into A Nonprofit

​Instilling a culture of evaluation in your new nonprofit is probably one of the most important things you can do at the beginning of your organization’s life. I know this sounds pretty 101, but it is a very important concept to ensure you have integrated into your...

How To Start Fundraising From Scratch PT.2

How To Start Fundraising From Scratch PT.2

Last week we started our list building journey by getting software in place to track donor information and identifying our donor avatars. Now we can get into the specifics of finding our donor avatars and engaging with them! If you did not see last weeks blog post,...

How To Start Fundraising From Scratch PT.1

How To Start Fundraising From Scratch PT.1

So you just received tax exemption for the nonprofit you represent and you are wondering how you get fundraising going. You go online and you see lots of resources available to you and they all look great. The problem is that most of them talk about how to “better...

4 Amazingly Helpful Alternatives To Starting A Nonprofit

4 Amazingly Helpful Alternatives To Starting A Nonprofit

Nonprofits are amazing. They make a difference in the lives of people who cannot afford services provided by the for-profit sector. They catch the people who slip through the cracks of government programs and initiatives. Without nonprofits, a chunk of...

Why Is A Strong Nonprofit Foundation Actually So Important?

Why Is A Strong Nonprofit Foundation Actually So Important?

When I am in South Africa (like I am now) I stay in a house built by a guy who loved DIY (do it yourself) projects, we'll call him Tom. Tom drew up the plans, helped with the construction of the house and even did the electrical himself, despite not being the best man...

I Havent Implemented An Online Presence Because…

I Havent Implemented An Online Presence Because…

Okay party people! I have a special treat for you. Today you get an inside look at one of the course units inside NPO.lib, the online resource for nonprofit professionals like yourself to level up your management and expertise. What follows is pulled directly from the...

Apply For Nonprofit Grants Quickly Using This Easy Solution

Apply For Nonprofit Grants Quickly Using This Easy Solution

Applying for a nonprofit grant is like applying for a job. You spend a lot of time perfecting a resume/CV that is supposed to concisely describe who you are, what your best qualities are and why they should hire you, all within a short amount of space. Then, you wait...

I Havent Implemented An Online Presence Because…

I Havent Implemented An Online Presence Because…

Okay party people! I have a special treat for you. Today you get an inside look at one of the course units inside NPO.lib, the online resource for nonprofit professionals like yourself to level up your management and expertise. What follows is pulled directly from the...

How To Hire Your First Staff In 6 Easy Steps

How To Hire Your First Staff In 6 Easy Steps

After a while of running a nonprofit as a volunteer board, you will eventually get to the point where running the organization as volunteers is not viable. There is too much admin, too many inquiries, and just too much work to do. How can your awesome band...

Why Donors Are Your Friends, Not Food

Why Donors Are Your Friends, Not Food

You probably know this already, but getting new donors is tough. There is a lot of work involved to teach them about what you do, show your impact in a tangible way, and get them to actually donate. After all of that work, if it all goes well, you have one...

Why The Best Nonprofits Have Social Media AND A Website

Why The Best Nonprofits Have Social Media AND A Website

Why should you have a website in addition to social media profiles? One could argue that the same things you post on social media are what you would have on a website anyway, so there is no point. Or, you could say that having a website to look after is another item...

The Most Important Tip To Follow When Fundraising

The Most Important Tip To Follow When Fundraising

Not a week goes by for me without getting asked “how can we do a better job of fundraising?” Fundraising is a complex and multi-faceted beast capable of chewing up and spitting out the most prepared and experienced organizations, but there is one thing that I have...

4 Simple Tips For A Winning Call-To-Action

4 Simple Tips For A Winning Call-To-Action

When is the last time you clicked on a pop-up on a website? Was it to download a free compensation report? Did you sign up for a newsletter full of useful resources and information? Was it to get access to cool software? Whatever it was, chances are that you clicked a...

I Havent Implemented An Online Presence Because…

I Havent Implemented An Online Presence Because…

Okay party people! I have a special treat for you. Today you get an inside look at one of the course units inside NPO.lib, the online resource for nonprofit professionals like yourself to level up your management and expertise. What follows is pulled directly from the...

Why Do Cheap And Free Things Suck For Nonprofits?

Why Do Cheap And Free Things Suck For Nonprofits?

Okay friends, it is time to have a serious chat. I know that you work or volunteer for a nonprofit and cash and resources are tight there. You have a lot to worry about and have to be smart about how you use your cash and donors. You should not be spending those...

How To Prepare For The Proverbial Bus Now

How To Prepare For The Proverbial Bus Now

Ah, the proverbial bus. This concept was one of the first things I learned about when I started volunteering with a youth group when I was 14. The program director told us this story: One day, a man was walking home after a long day of work and was...

4 Free Online Tools To Make Your Life Easier

4 Free Online Tools To Make Your Life Easier

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think there are enough hours in the day to ever get my work done. My to-do list is a constant battle between my ability to cross things off the list and the to-do’s that keep making their way onto it. I am always looking...

4 MORE Free Online Tools To Make Your Life Easier

4 MORE Free Online Tools To Make Your Life Easier

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post titled 4 Free Online Tools To Make Your Life Easier where I told you about four of the free online tools that I use most often in my own business but should absolutely be in every nonprofit professional's toolbox. I figure...

How Does Looking At This Picture Make You A Better Employee?

How Does Looking At This Picture Make You A Better Employee?

Every few weeks, I like to take a step away from writing articles about how to improve your fundraising efforts or your grant application process to talk about something that is equally as important in the nonprofit sector: your wellbeing. As I have said before...

Why The Best Nonprofits Have Social Media AND A Website

Why The Best Nonprofits Have Social Media AND A Website

Why should you have a website in addition to social media profiles? One could argue that the same things you post on social media are what you would have on a website anyway, so there is no point. Or, you could say that having a website to look after is another item...

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