Kayla Matthews

Kayla Matthews
5 Tips for Creating Nonprofit Chapters and Affiliates

You had a dream to start a nonprofit organization for a cause you're passionate about. Creating a local office and overseeing the day-to-day running of your 501(c)(3) is a bit different than expanding and creating additional nonprofit chapters and affiliates...

Planning a Nonprofit Retreat on a Budget

It's fair to say employees of nonprofit organizations stretch themselves to the limit more than average, because they believe fiercely in the work they're doing and are striving to make a difference. While the work in a nonprofit organization can be extremely rewarding, everybody deserves to take a break occasionally...

4 Nonprofit Organizations Tackling Current Social Justice Issues

Nonprofit organizations often rise out of necessity when social justice issues go ignored by big businesses and government. They range from protecting animal rights, to working to establish the importance of renewable energy, to everything in between...

When Fundraising, Don't Forget to Thank Donors!

When nonprofit organizations are in the midst of fundraising efforts, follow-ups can fall by the wayside. Asking for and receiving funds takes the focus, and nonprofit employees may forget to extend their appreciation...

Nonprofit Customer Service Do's and Don'ts

You've heard the saying, "the customer is always right," and you probably already know that it's the mantra of good customer service—even if the customer is blatantly wrong. You never want your customer to feel as though you're calling them out while you try to solve an issue or handle a complaint.

3 Common Legal Issues Nonprofit Boards Experience

Many laws that impact the commercial industry are still applicable to nonprofit organizations. Good intention doesn't justify a lapse in protocol, and board members should take meticulous care to research regulations that might affect their operation. Let's take a look at three common legal issues that nonprofit boards experience, so that you can identify and avoid them...

3 Nonprofit Organizational Charts and How to Make Them

It's essential that your organization has a good way to communicate data, keep track of finances and structure information. Though it's certainly possible to communicate some of this information in writing, using nonprofit organizational charts can help keep you organized and make a greater impact on your audience...

10 Nonprofit Marketing Strategies to Efficiently Engage Millennials

Social scientists identify several differences between Millennials and other generations. For example, Millennials are less interested in owning cars and houses or starting families than Baby Boomers. However, Millennials also typically have high levels of student debt and may live at home longer than people from other age groups...

4 Inexpensive Board Collaboration Tools for Your Nonprofit

It’s not practical to assume that your nonprofit board of directors can feasibly communicate with each other only during official gatherings. However, if the people who are part of a board live in different places or have busy schedules, keeping in touch can be tough. Fortunately, there are numerous tools to aid in collaboration. They’re even reasonably priced!...

10 Ways to Save on Nonprofit Overhead Costs

If you’re involved in a nonprofit that’s doing a tremendous amount of good in the community, but is perpetually strapped for cash, you’re not alone. Luckily, there are numerous ways to keep nonprofit overhead costs down without sacrificing the effectiveness of your work...

5 Story-Driven Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

Storytelling is an integral part of sharing your nonprofit’s mission. What spurred passion in you to devote your time to serving this mission? Likely, helping a person in need or hearing an emotive story is what spurred your emotional connection to join or start the foundation...

6 Ways to Pay Your Volunteers (Even When You Can't Pay Them)

Like many others in the charitable sector, your nonprofit organization is probably heavily dependent on volunteers. Those people freely give their time, and some of them may be so talented and dedicated that you wish there were money in the budget to make them full-time, paid members of the team. Fortunately, there are numerous ways you can show gratitude for your volunteers, even without giving them money...