Three Must-Have Elements of a Fundraising Appeal

A fundraising appeal is a request for financial support for a specific cause or organization. It is important to make a strong case for why the cause is important and how the funds will be used, in order to convince potential donors to contribute. Here are three things you should include in your fundraising appeal:Continue reading “Three Must-Have Elements of a Fundraising Appeal”

Building an Effective Board in the 21st Century

An effective nonprofit board is essential for the success of any organization. A well-functioning board can provide strategic guidance, support the organization’s mission, and ensure financial stability. Here are a few key considerations for building an effective nonprofit board in the 21st century: By building an effective nonprofit board, organizations can ensure that they haveContinue reading “Building an Effective Board in the 21st Century”

The Future of the Nonprofit Workspace

The future of the nonprofit workspace looks very promising. With the advancement of technology, nonprofits are able to better utilize their resources and expand their reach to a global level. Nonprofits are beginning to use cloud-based platforms, social media, and other digital tools to better engage with their supporters, build communities, and increase their visibility.Continue reading “The Future of the Nonprofit Workspace”

The Art of Decision Making

When we talk about leaders, we often speak about decisiveness. When leaders can make decisions quickly and gain practical outputs, we would say they are successful. However, making decisions is not always advantageous and can sometimes be harmful. In this blog, we are discussing how the nonprofit sector and other business sector leaders can andContinue reading “The Art of Decision Making”

The Good and Bad of Fiscal Sponsorship

Fiscal sponsorship, at its core, is when a nonprofit organization extends its tax-exempt status to select groups engaged in activities related to the organization’s mission. Most often, fiscal sponsorship is used by organizations, individuals, or collaborations who are doing charitable work but who want an alternative to becoming a 501(c)(3) organization with the IRS. InContinue reading “The Good and Bad of Fiscal Sponsorship”

Grant Management Essentials

Grants are essential to nonprofit sustainability and can often impact an organization’s overall growth . But what does a nonprofit do once they get awarded the grant they so desperately need to keep their program running? Getting a grant awarded is great but there is more work to be done after the grant is won.Continue reading “Grant Management Essentials”

Embracing Technology as a Nonprofit

Technology, AI, and advanced machine learning is growing and becoming a fixed part of our society. Futurists and other experts are predicting a massive shift in the way we do work and business operations, from doctors to accountants. TechSoup and the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network, known as NTEN, regularly publish studies that highlight the gapContinue reading “Embracing Technology as a Nonprofit”

What’s a Strategic Plan?

Navigating and learning the ins and outs of nonprofits can be overwhelming to a newbie. Even if you’ve worked in the sector, fund and leadership development will need to be reexamined on a regular basis. Strong business and overall organizational development skills are needed for leaders in the journey of the nonprofit sector, both largeContinue reading “What’s a Strategic Plan?”

How to Make Board Meetings Work

Running board meetings on a monthly basis can be at times overwhelming. However, it is a necessary and much-needed routine meeting that has to occur. Meetings, in general, can be full of pitfalls and nonproductive efforts that may lead to frustrated board members. Creating a Meeting Strategy is one way to get your board onContinue reading “How to Make Board Meetings Work”

The Importance of Building Relationships with Funders

A nonprofit organization is like any other business in that it must stay financially afloat to succeed and prosper. Nonprofit organizations are often advised to diversify their funding and make sure that it is coming from a myriad of sources like membership fees, the sale of goods and services, and donations. More often than not,Continue reading “The Importance of Building Relationships with Funders”