A Leader’s Social Media Presence: 4 Ways to Make It Count

Do you doubt the power of your, and your nonprofit’s, social media presence to be a powerful tool for connecting with supporters? Maybe you’ve maintained your brand across profiles and networks, regularly posted, and even used advertisements to reach new audiences. But now, it feels like you’ve hit the maximum value that your social presence

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How to Create a Volunteer Handbook Your Volunteers Will Use

If your organization relies on volunteers, even just a little, you need a volunteer handbook that spells out expectations, policies, and procedures. A volunteer handbook gives volunteers the information they need about the organization and its mission, and answers any common questions they may have. Without a handbook, volunteers may feel disconnected and unsure

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Going beyond a no in your nonprofit fundraising ask

I recently heard author Andrea Waltz remind fundraisers to “go for no!” (That’s the name of her book too.) It’s a reminder that too often we give up before the donor has really made a decision. Reframing Failure She also shared the need for us to reframe the word “no.” When asking for money, too

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5 Website Features All New Nonprofits Should Know and Use

Your website is vital to keep your nonprofit running by enabling you to connect with donors, volunteers, and members that provide needed support. However, figuring out and implementing the exact features that lead your website’s visitors to become long-term supporters can require trial and error, especially for organizations lacking a tech background. But what constitutes

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Fundraising in the Black: 4 Accounting Best Practices

Effective organizational management is imperative for nonprofits to be successful in achieving their missions. Today, Jon Osterburg, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Jitasa, lends the knowledge he’s gained helping over 100 nonprofits globally with their finances. He outlines several best practices nonprofits can implement in their accounting processes.  Fundraising is a vital part

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How to Find and Work with a Nonprofit Virtual Assistant

Sometimes the only thing standing between you and launching a successful fundraising campaign to fund a new, needed program is an extra set of hands. It may make sense to hire someone to give you that help, especially if that person has the skills you need and can work remotely. What you need is

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3 problems with the major gift as carrot analogy

Have you ever been about to ask for a major gift only to be warned about the carrot in the garden? It goes something like this: “Sure, you could ask them now. But it might be better to wait. You see, if you were to pull a carrot now, it might come up really small.

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Debunking 7 Common Myths For New Nonprofit Professionals

You’re ready to save the world, right? Chances are, you’re not starting work with a nonprofit with that level of naivete, but you do want to make a meaningful difference for a cause you care about. Whether you are just starting a career, making a mid-life change, or are looking for one last flourish

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