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October 24, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Nonprofit Grants

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Whenever I find myself with a few hours of free time, I like to consult nonprofit professionals to help make their organizations more robust and self-sufficient. It’s fulfilling and a lot of fun, but it can also be frustrating and tedious. And, almost always, grants are the driving force of that frustration and tedium. Folks new to the industry seem to have an overblown notion of […]
October 20, 2018

What’s the Risk of Starting a Nonprofit?

As with any company, there’s going to be some uncertainty about the future when starting a nonprofit. If you want to keep your organization afloat, it helps to know how many of them fail, where they fail and why. This isn’t meant to be taken as gospel—we certainly can’t tell the future. But being aware of the statistics can aid in your decision making, so take a look at the stability and prevalence of nonprofits […]
October 18, 2018

How to Hold Volunteers Accountable

For many of us, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organizations. They staff our fundraisers, set up for our events, spread the word in our communities and so much more. In some cases, nonprofits are run entirely by volunteers. And while many of your volunteers are beyond helpful, there are some that are, well, not so helpful. Here’s how you can appreciate and hold volunteers accountable. Be transparent from the start This should go without […]
October 16, 2018

Advice from Nonprofit Hub’s “What’s Next?” Guests

Over the summer, we launched our What’s Next? podcast in hopes of preparing our readers for the years to come. We’ve had some awesome guests so far. Here’s what they’ve had to say. Kishshana Palmer: “Sink or swim” Kishshana Palmer believes that within the next decade, the nonprofit sector will reach a fork in the road. Organizations will either thrive by inventing new problem-solving ideas, or fall behind if they get stuck “limping behind innovation.” This […]