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Get your Non-Profit on You Tube

By Heather Brown
June 29, 2012

Almost everyone knows about YouTube, it’s the place where you can search pretty much anything and find a video on the subject you are searching. What if someone searches on YouTube for something you do? Here are a few tips to get your video viral on YouTube: There is no need to hire a professional ...

Firework Safety With Children

By Heather Brown
June 27, 2012

On the Fourth of July it is uplifting to see your children’s faces light up when they see the fireworks, but safety comes first and children do not always know how dangerous fireworks can be so it is important to educate them. Lighting off fireworks at home can be dangerous, including the little sparklers. Here ...

Respond Appropriately to Accidents

By Heather Brown
June 26, 2012

What should you do if you are part of a car accident ?!? Lets start by considering safety at the scene. Further damage should be prevented, so pull off the road if possible, turn the car off with the emergency brake in place, check yourself and others for injury and DO NOT move them unless ...

Internent-based Fundraising

By Heather Brown
June 25, 2012

Sometimes hosting a fundraising event or selling items for fundraising can be challenging and can cost more to have than you get back. It may seem like those are the only two choices, but as the world evolves so does the type of fundraising available to Nonprofit Organizations like yours. Online fundraising is a successful ...

Firework Safety At Home

By Heather Brown
June 25, 2012

Young people should watch and enjoy fireworks at a safe distance. Only adults should handle firework displays and the lighting of fireworks while following all safety precautions for your home. One of the important safety precautions is proper disposal of fireworks after use. Plan your firework display to make it safe and enjoyable Keep fireworks ...

5 Tips to Firework Safety

By Heather Brown
June 22, 2012

It’s almost time to celebrate the day in which America declared independence 236 years ago. Along with the cookouts and parties that come along with the Fourth of July, fireworks are also a part of the holiday that can be pretty dangerous. Here are a few tips to keep you out of danger when dealing ...

Employee Termination in your Nonprofit

By Heather Brown
June 19, 2012

Many Non-profit organizational leaders find one of the most difficult parts of managing personnel is having to terminate an employee who may not be meeting the standards set forth by their organization. Here are some tips on how to handle an employee termination situation that help to avoid causing a firestorm. First, always thank the ...

Nonprofit Organizations & Twitter

By Heather Brown
June 15, 2012

These days almost everyone uses social media in some ways, (including Nonprofit Organizations!)  so that means it is a better place to advertise your organization rather than on billboards or posters. One of the newest social media websites that is as popular as facebook is twitter. Here are a few tips to get your organization ...

D&O: Proper Board of Director Practices

By Heather Brown
June 13, 2012

There are several precautions that should be taken to aid in the defense of a Directors & Officers Insurance claim, and other situations that should be avoided.  One of the precautionary measures that should be taken includes regular reviews of financial statements. During this process the auditor should be provided an opportunity to speak candidly ...

Control the Use of Non-Owned Vehicles

By Heather Brown
June 12, 2012

A “non-owned vehicle” is owned by an organization or employee for use specifically related to that nonprofit. Guidelines need to be established to make sure the proper driver is the only one using the vehicle. This driver needs to have a valid license and insurance covering a vehicle that is appropriate for the trip being ...

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