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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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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How to Form and Use an Advisory Board for Your Nonprofit

A nonprofit Advisory Board can be a great way to engage key supporters with relevant professional skills, life experiences, and networks. But many Advisory Boards sit idle, with members not knowing their role and organizations not knowing what to do with the Board they created. Unlike a Governing Board, often called a Board of

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Create a Successful Volunteer Program that Inspires Volunteers to Follow Through

The key to a successful volunteer program is follow through. Maybe you’ve been there: Someone contacts your organization eager to volunteer. They enthusiastically sign up for several upcoming events and offer their professional assistance in creating a marketing plan. You’re thrilled! You can’t believe this amazing volunteer just dropped out of the sky… …Until

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How to Send a Nonprofit Appeal and Get Results

Direct mail is a valuable fundraising strategy, but figuring out how to send a nonprofit appeal can be confusing. It seems like it should be simple. You’re just mailing a letter asking for a donation, right? But there are dozens of ways it can go wrong. And SO many questions that need answering before

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How to Move Facebook Followers to Your Nonprofit Email List

Facebook is a powerful marketing tool for small nonprofits, but the real gold is in a robust nonprofit email list. You might be surprised to learn that email is a more reliable way to reach your supporters and build relationships with them. Facebook has its merits, but it might show your organic content —

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20+ Nonprofit Tools You Need to Get Your New Nonprofit Up and Running

Building an organization from the ground up is a challenge, but with the right nonprofit tools, the heavy lifting gets easier. There are SO MANY nonprofit tools out there, all promising to make your work easier as you grow your new nonprofit. The key is to find the right tool for the right task. 

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How to Convert Your Nonprofit Website Visitor into a Donor

Every nonprofit website visitor is a potential donor. And we all want more donors, right? By telling the right stories in the right way, you can lure visitors to your donation page and inspire them to give. But it’s not as easy as it sounds. The challenge is grabbing your visitor’s attention. You don’t

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Nonprofit Fundraising Videos Inspire More Giving

Nonprofit fundraising videos bring your organization’s work to life in a way that written stories just can’t. Videos show as well as tell. They speak to supporters with authenticity and display your story in a way that easily grabs the viewer’s heart. In short, videos make an impression. Nonprofit fundraising videos help you raise

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How to Fundraise in Rural Communities

Rural fundraising can seem daunting, but, like fundraising in any town or city of any size, it’s all about building relationships. When you ask for donations at the right time and in the right way, the money will follow. Yet organizations serving rural communities need fundraising strategies that take into account the characteristics of

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