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Doors Closing or Doors Opening?

By Alexa Connelly
January 17, 2012

In life not all endings have to be thought of in a negative light, but as a window to new opportunity. In the work place contracts are terminated, employees leave or are asked to leave, and outside providers may be let go as their services are no longer required. We are often blinded by our ...

5 Tips to Keeping your New Year Resolution

By Alexa Connelly
January 13, 2012

Every New Year comes with some great things, great food, great people, and great parties, but there is one thing that most people dread, the New Year’s resolution. The range of resolutions is very broad, some people want to lose weight, others want to climb Mount Everest, but while you’re on your journey, here are ...

Piggy back with local Businesses

By Alexa Connelly
January 12, 2012

Many Nonprofit Organizations are looking for ways to cut costs while increasing the amount of funds they receive each month.  Too often, directors and fundraiser chair-persons don’t look close enough to home for the answers to these ongoing problems.  A great way to cut costs on postage and mailers, is to piggyback with local businesses ...

Lawsuit Basics and Your Non-Profit

By Alexa Connelly
January 11, 2012

There are seven basic lawsuit stages that occur regardless of the level of the offense. Stage One:  Filing the court papers. In this stage either you or better yet, your attorney submit pleadings that summarize how the law has been broken. Stage Two: A jury of your peers is selected to hear your case. Stage ...

Intuition & Discipline of Non-profit Risk Management

By Alexa Connelly
January 10, 2012

As you probably know, risk managers work to decrease the uncertainty that something will go wrong in Non-profit Organizations. The most common method for risk management includes monotonous steps and calculations, but isn’t there more to it? A quantitative two-step approach involves analyzing risks and evaluating the severity and likelihood for your Non-profit Organizations while figuring out ...

Non-Profit Fundraisers: What to Do?

By Alexa Connelly
January 09, 2012

  Fundraising is one the top ways a Nonprofit Organization can increase funds for their cause.  Once your organization is ready to start fundraising and has established a fundraising chairperson, it is time to start brainstorming! There are many options and you may not have the space to hold an actual fundraising event.  To help ...

5 tips to staying Refreshed in 2012

By Alexa Connelly
January 06, 2012

The holidays can be a very stressful time as we all know. We’ve got relatives coming in from out of town, a great deal of cooking to get done, and trying to attend all of the holiday parties, it seems impossible sometimes! Because of this, I thought I’d share five tips to staying refreshed this ...

Save your Non-profit Money!

By Alexa Connelly
January 05, 2012

Funds were hard for many Non-profit Organizations to come by in 2011 and many predict the same is in store for 2012.  This is the first in a series of articles that will help to save your Non-Profit Organization money.  If you have additional tools, tips, or resources you would like to share with fellow ...

Cyber Liability: Is your Non-Profit at Risk?

By Alexa Connelly
January 04, 2012

These days, almost every business is on the web in some way which means that your company may be at risk for a lawsuit. According to the 2009 FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey, 71% of companies in America endangered their financial stability by not having cyber liability  insurance.  Here are a few scenarios for ...

Zero Tolerance Policy for your Non-Profit

By Alexa Connelly
January 03, 2012

               Issuing a zero tolerance policy for violence in Non-Profit Organizations is one of the most basic and critical preventative measures to ensure a healthy functioning work and volunteer environment. Policies and procedures should be established regarding the zero tolerance act, so all employees and volunteers are on the same page. Joking around to one person may ...

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