Make the most of your fundraising with simple metrics

The amount of money your not-for-profit raises in fundraising campaigns is meaningful, but so is how efficiently you’re able to raise it. Such costs can be measured using two metrics: Cost ratio and return on investment (ROI). Let’s take a look. Find a formula These two metrics can be used to evaluate both [...]

By | 2018-06-13T12:24:53+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Business, Not For Profit|Comments Off on Make the most of your fundraising with simple metrics

3 ideas for recruiting nonprofit volunteers

Most charitable not-for-profits have a never-ending need for volunteers. But finding new ones can be time-consuming — and volunteer searches aren’t always successful. Here are three recruitment ideas that can help. 1. Look nearby Is your nonprofit familiar to businesses, residents and schools in the surrounding community? People often are drawn to volunteer [...]

By | 2018-05-02T15:38:21+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Not For Profit|Comments Off on 3 ideas for recruiting nonprofit volunteers

Finding a bookkeeper for your nonprofit

Looking for the perfect bookkeeper is something like looking for an ideal mate. You’ll want to think hard about your organization’s needs before you start searching for, and commit to, the person who’ll handle your day-to-day accounting functions. Define the role Before advertising the position, define the role. Crafting a detailed job description [...]

By | 2018-04-04T10:41:40+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Not For Profit|Comments Off on Finding a bookkeeper for your nonprofit

It’s time for nonprofits to embrace the cloud

Cloud computing promises lower technology costs and greater efficiency and productivity. Yet many nonprofits have yet to move to the cloud, possibly because their staffs are smaller and their IT expertise is limited. Fortunately, cloud computing is a simple concept that’s easy to adopt. Remote control Cloud computing, also known as “software as [...]

By | 2018-02-28T11:50:51+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Not For Profit|Comments Off on It’s time for nonprofits to embrace the cloud

Don’t let donor fatigue erode support for your nonprofit

After a flurry of year-end fundraising, you and your not-for-profit’s staff are probably ready for a little break. Your supporters may be tired, too. At some point, even the most philanthropic individuals experience donor fatigue and start saying “no” — even to their favorite charities. Here’s how to remain engaged with donors and [...]

By | 2018-01-04T11:52:20+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Not For Profit|Comments Off on Don’t let donor fatigue erode support for your nonprofit

How nonprofits can maximize donors’ generosity around the holidays

People are naturally inclined to make charitable gifts around the holidays. With the end of the year fast approaching, your not-for-profit should prepare now to take advantage of donors’ generosity. Here are four tips for making the most of the season: 1.    Strike early. Plan events or solicitations for early December or sooner. By [...]

By | 2017-11-15T11:20:53+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Not For Profit|Comments Off on How nonprofits can maximize donors’ generosity around the holidays
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