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February 9, 2019

How to Make People Believe in Your Cause

I’ve been spending an embarrassing amount of time watching ABC’s “Shark Tank” recently. But maybe I shouldn’t be ashamed—it’s inherently entertaining television. If you’re unfamiliar, Shark Tank features hopeful entrepreneurs pitching their business ideas to a panel of renowned business leaders. Members of the panel can then choose to invest or not invest in the proposed business. It makes for mindless, casual viewing, but for the guests on the show the stakes are high. After […]
February 12, 2019

Should Your Nonprofit Launch a Summer Camp?

We all have an image of what summer camp looks like—beautiful mountain lakes, campfires, tug of war, bunk beds. But the reality is that summer camps come in all shapes and sizes. And many nonprofits have started them as a way to not only drive revenue, but to achieve their mission in a more effective way. If you run a nonprofit museum, advocacy group, animal shelter or environmental protection organization, starting a summer camp could be […]
February 14, 2019

5 Versatile Fundraising Strategies for Small Nonprofits

If your nonprofit is just getting started, it’s easy to be daunted by the challenges that arise with fundraising efforts. This is especially true if you compare yourself to larger and more established organizations, which draw on brand recognition and longtime supporters to reach their goals. However, while you need to work hard, you don’t need to worry. Believe it or not, your small nonprofit has some advantages over your larger counterparts, one of the […]
February 16, 2019

How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

It’s hard to ramp up the good work you do if you don’t know how to concretely define, measure and communicate your impact to supporters. It’s important to learn how to share your efforts with the world, and even more important that you know just how big of an impact you’re making on the issue you’re trying to solve. Defining impact “Impact,” by definition, is the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with […]