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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 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 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 26, 2018

How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not. Here’s how to reach out to socially minded for-profits in your area and form successful partnerships with them. Do your research The first step of forming […]