Today I’m excited to share with you an article written specifically for The Nonprofit Collective from Clay Harmon at Aplos. If you haven’t checked out Aplos, here is a link! Fund Accounting – What is it? All nonprofits use it. Fund accounting is an accounting method nonprofit organizations use that focuses on accountability instead of profitability.
Your Organization Needs to Read Good To Great and The Social Sectors… and Here’s Why + Free Workbook When you set out to start a nonprofit organization, did you think, “I just want to be average.” “I just want to sort of make a difference.” Probably not. When you started your organization, you probably wanted
This week I’m excited to have Sean Kirby, a grant writer, here on the blog to talk to you about developing dynamic thank yous. Sean Kirby (@seanmkirby) is a grant writer and blogger who lives in Buffalo, New York. He focuses on helping nonprofits and municipalities gain funding through dedicated research and compelling copy. When he’s
Take a minute to think about the relationship you have with your best friend (whether it be your spouse, a family member, or someone else). You probably know what jokes make them laugh. You know what kind of clothes they like, and whether they would pick Mexican food or Italian. You also probably know if
Face-to-face solicitations are the most effective form of fundraising. In fact, when solicitors meet with people they know, the response rate is above 50%. That is quite high compared to other solicitation response rates such as direct mail or telephone. So. Today I want to talk about the best practices of face-to-face solicitations. I also
“The Tipping Point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion trend, the popularity of a new product, or
Donor Retention Did you know that a typical charity will lose 50 percent of its cash donors between the first and second donation? Donor cultivation is too important, to expensive, and too time consuming to lose 50% of first time donors every year. In this article we will discuss the current findings of donor retention
How to Turn a Working Board Into a Fundraising Board First off, let’s define a working board and a fundraising board: A working board is common in small nonprofit organizations. The board is heavily involved in running the organization day-to-day.Working boards are not heavily involved in fundraising for the nonprofit organization. A fundraising board
Do you have kids? Have you ever heard a kid tell his mom or dad in the grocery store, “I NEED this” referring to some worthless toy or candy bar? Did you laugh to yourself thinking, they don’t actually need that. We all need things such as food, shelter, and a place to sleep, but
This is Part 2 of How to Stand Out on Instagram! Click HERE to read part one OR click HERE to download the whole FREE eBook in the shop called How to Make a Killer Instagram for Nonprofit Organizations. Lesson 6 Posting With a Purpose Each picture and post on Instagram should have a purpose. Are
In my shop you can download for FREE an eBook that I wrote about how to stand out on Instagram as a nonprofit organization. I also wanted to give you the first half of the eBook right here! (Next week I’ll post the second half.) Lesson 1 5 “Greats” of Instagram Do you ever browse the
Are you looking for new fundraising ideas for your nonprofit organization? Perhaps you do the same events every year and you are looking for something a little different. Maybe you are just getting started and want to find some great ideas to use for your staple events. Here is a list of 50 fundraising ideas,
It’s here! The Grant Writing Master Class is up and running! Thanks so much to everyone who has purchased their copy of the course! The course will continue to sell in the shop, so don’t worry if you weren’t able to purchase it during the pre-sale. As a conclusion to this launch, I want to
It’s here! The Grant Writing Master Course is now on sale! Be sure to purchase your copy of the course before the price doubles on January 9th! Click on the photo below to find out more about the course and purchase your copy today!
The all new Grant Writing Master Course is for sale in less than a month! Pre-sales are going to open next Monday, the day after Christmas, so look for it! The course will be anywhere from 50-75% off for the first 3 days, so grab it before the price goes up. Below is a clip
Grant Writing is not a small task for nonprofit organizations. It takes a lot of work to write grants and even more work to write grants well. One of the hardest parts of grant writing, though, is knowing when your organization is ready to begin the grant writing process. But don’t worry, here is a
The countdown is beginning! I am releasing my new Grant Writing Master Course the second week of January, just in time for you to all make New Years resolutions to start applying for grants!
I am getting so excited about this all-new grant writing course! Here is a possible grants writing timeline that I offer in my course so that you give yourself ample amount of time for the whole process. Consider creating a timeline that gives you about 6 months to a year for the entire process. Giving
Sorry for the late post! I’ve had a sick little baby who has needed my constant attention today… which I’m definitely not complaining about because that means I snuggled with my little guy all day! Today I want to share my 3 of my favorite posts from The Nonprofit Collective thus far. #1 Nonprofit
Every grant out there is a little different, but there are also a lot of common grant sections. Knowing the various grant sections can help your organization be ready to write grants. Below are common grant sections that you will find in foundation and corporation grants. Foundations and Corporations Cover Letter The cover letter contains