There are 99 reasons why you should care about the IRS Form 990, but let’s stick to four helpful tips and why it matters most to you.
Advocates for general operating support grants say they allow nonprofits to focus on what they do best in a market-based system designed for money to flow to those who are the best at what they do. The idea is to return to market principles. Let leaders focus on what they do best and be more inclusive in grant-making.
As you prepare for year-end, your constituents may have different priorities now. Here are some tools to assess your donor database.
Corporate sponsors share what has worked in building their relationships with nonprofits. Your nonprofit's staff or board members might not know your mission statements verbatim, but your corporate partner might surprise you.
Partnerships are like recipes. Every recipe has ingredients to make it work, replicable and memorable. Here is a recipe of six essential ingredients for corporate partnerships.
What is one change in action or focus requiring an infinitesimal amount of energy expenditure?
We are entering what is deemed the fourth industrial revolution. The same fundraising methods the majority use won’t work indefinitely.
Develop your peer-to-peer plan no differently than you would any other business plan where you have something to gain or lose.
Do you have a billion and one things on your mind? Is your way unclear? Are the problems in your organization happening because other people and other departments messed up big time? Do you and everyone else have long stories they can tell about everyone else and how all the chaos happened?
Peer-to-peer fundraising relies on healthy extended social networks, similar to a family tree or social media network. Everyone is connected by branches to a larger whole. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach to successful peer-to-peer fundraising.
The reality we must accept, and not bemoan, is that social service nonprofits cannot compete with for-profit corporate salaries and benefit packages. Social service employers would like to pay employees what they are worth. They would if they could...
At year-end, we are focused on that last push. December is a critical month. Take a moment to step away from the madness and gain perspective. Fundraising can be especially intimidating and discouraging for leaders of both new and small organizations...
Seeing problems or opportunities is a choice, but acknowledging reality is necessary for survival. You may see obstacles and limitations. Leave behind assumptions and look with the beginner's mind. We find what we look for and expect. Our experience colors our perspective...