How to Grow Your Nonprofit When You’re a Team of One

When you’re just starting out, your goal is to make a difference in the world. But the first thing you have to figure out is how to grow a nonprofit. You’ve got so much to do as you launch your nonprofit. There are things like: An office to set up. Systems to put in

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Five Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits That Don’t Work (or Why You Aren’t Raising Enough Money)

We hear from folks all the time who are looking for new fundraising ideas for nonprofits. Especially fundraising ideas for a new nonprofit. They’re excited to get their fledgling organization off the ground, and they need the funds to do it. They’ve tried what they know to raise money, but it just isn’t working.

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The 4 Step Playbook to Start a Nonprofit

You’ve always been a helper, and now something has set your heart on fire and you think you might want to start a nonprofit. It’s a big step. And one to be taken VERY seriously. Before you jump in, there are lots of things to consider and prepare for. Once you start down this

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Where to Find Volunteers Who Are Key to Launching and Growing Your Nonprofit

One of the smartest steps you can take as a Founder is to find volunteers who are committed to helping you grow your nonprofit. There are so many things to do and you can’t possibly do them all yourself. You need help to make your dream a reality. Many hands make light work (I”m

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Write Your Nonprofit Business Plan in 9 Sections

Starting and growing your organization is a lot easier when you have a Nonprofit Business Plan. Unfortunately, many founders or leaders skip creating one — which generally leads to fundraising frustrations and stalled services, among other problems. Maybe they don’t know what a Nonprofit Business Plan can do to help them. Or perhaps it

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How to get a fundraising intern (for free!)

When there’s more to do than you can get done, one way to get some help is with a fundraising intern. Many founders and Executive Directors find themselves in the positions of doing EVERYTHING for their organization, from running daily operations to managing volunteers to raising money. And, if you’re like most, the budget

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What you need to know BEFORE you start a nonprofit

Setting a good foundation is important in any endeavor, but especially when you start a nonprofit. Good preparation can mean the difference between vibrant programs, happy donors, community support and…disaster. You’re here reading this so obviously you’re the kind of person that understands the importance of taking all the right steps from the very

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7 Systems Every Nonprofit Startup Needs to Prevent Disaster

If you want to fully fund your budget and change as many lives as possible, your nonprofit must run like a well-oiled machine. Whether you’re trying to feed the hungry, house the homeless, or do something else equally important, nothing happens without organization – and that means infrastructure. When you work in a small

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How to raise funds for a new nonprofit

You’ve finally taken your passion for helping to the next level! You’ve established a new nonprofit, you have your 501c3, and you’re ready to start changing the world! But first you have to figure out how to raise funds to pay for services and programs and everything you need. Where do you start? It

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How to write a strong nonprofit mission statement

Your nonprofit mission statement is the foundation of your organization’s work. It describes what your nonprofit does, clarifying your purpose and giving the organization direction for daily operations. It should keep you focused and moving in a single direction forward, only engaging in activities that fulfill the mission (and avoiding mission creep). A strong

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