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Considerations for Building a Nonprofit Budget

Considerations for Building a Nonprofit Budget

A nonprofit budget is a planning tool that acts as a financial reflection of the funds you expect to manage for a set period of time. The annual budget encompasses everything the organization is planning for the year and smaller budgets allow for planning for specific...

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How to Tell Your Story During the Grant Writing Process

How to Tell Your Story During the Grant Writing Process

Grant writing is the process of writing a proposal to request funds from grantors. Nonprofits submit grant proposals to a government, corporation, or another organization (the grantor) that has announced the availability of money designated for a specific cause. Your...

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Donor Outreach

Donor Outreach

Reaching out to your donors is crucial for every nonprofit. Whether your nonprofit receives corporate, foundation, or individual contributions, staying connected to current and future contributors is an essential component of your nonprofit fundraising strategy. Yes,...

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Making the First Call

Making the First Call

When was the last time you made a cold call to a potential donor, or had to initiate a donor relationship based on a referral? Cold calling donors, and even donor hand-offs, can be scary. However, if done right, they can be really effective in creating new...

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Tips for Effective Grant Writing

Tips for Effective Grant Writing

Many nonprofits see grants as a great source of financial support for their current or future programs and services. However, getting and managing these grants can come with a lot of work for you and your team. Thus, you want to be sure that your nonprofit’s efforts...

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When Should Your Nonprofit Begin to Outsource?

When Should Your Nonprofit Begin to Outsource?

When it comes to outsourcing support in the nonprofit world, many executives cringe when they think about how funders or team members will respond to the thought of not having formal staff completing essential tasks. However, outsourcing is not a new concept and may...

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How Strategic Partnerships Could Benefit Your Nonprofit

How Strategic Partnerships Could Benefit Your Nonprofit

Many nonprofits face challenges with staffing, funding, and reach. Leadership is often examining how they can get through these challenges as the nonprofit wants to launch a new initiative or reach more people with current or new programs. Many nonprofits might...

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Diversifying Your Team as a Nonprofit Organization

Diversifying Your Team as a Nonprofit Organization

Many nonprofits are taking steps to address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the boardroom and among the staff. These new efforts are great, yet it is important to understand what this means for the organization and the communities it serves. So what does...

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Is Your Nonprofit Compliant with HR?

Is Your Nonprofit Compliant with HR?

At the end of each year, all nonprofits have a long checklist of tasks that need to be completed. Get the budget completed for the new year. Bring in as much revenue as possible. And so on. If you don't have a dedicated human resources team, many of the annual...

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Funding Streams

Funding Streams

It’s important for nonprofits that rely solely on donations from their communities to stabilize their funding streams. What does that mean? When you stabilize your funding streams you keep them consistent. If you look up the word ‘stabilize’, you’ll find the following...

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Diversifying Funding

Diversifying Funding

Have you ever heard the phrase: “Never put all your eggs in one basket.”? It’s one of those sayings that’s repeated often, but people don’t always stop to think about exactly what it means. In a nutshell, if someone tells you this, they’re cautioning you from solely...

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Giving Season

Giving Season

Giving season is right around the corner and that means nonprofits and government agencies must have their ducks in a row well before Giving Tuesday, which always falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving – making this year’s date: November 30. Giving Tuesday is a day...

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