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5 Reasons to Carry D&O Insurance

By Heather Brown
October 31, 2012

A great nonprofit organization is run much the same way as a great business, only with different goals in mind and a slightly different rule book guiding its actions. Like a well run business, for a nonprofit to maximize its capital holdings and its potential to do good works and fulfill its mission, it must ...

How to Write a Volunteer Handbook- part two

By Heather Brown
October 30, 2012

Once the volunteer role description is understood, the next step is to define conduct and behavior expectations for the volunteer. Prohibited behaviors, such as violence, should also be made clear. A conflict of interest policy should be included along with the information for expectations of the volunteer. If expenses will be accrued, a policy for ...

Direct Mail

By Heather Brown
October 28, 2012

Nonprofit Direct Mail: What Works?   Some advertising executives think using direct mail marketing is a practice of years gone past, but recent studies concluded that individuals react more positively to receiving direct mail than any other form of marketing today. The big question should be how direct mail works: The Human Element Adding some ...

How to choose a URL

By Heather Brown
October 26, 2012

You have your business plan created and you are to the part where you need to get a website URL but the first one you wanted is already being used, how do you know where to go from here? Well don’t get too upset, here are some tips to picking your perfect URL: Keep it ...

5 Websites Every Nonprofit Shoud be Using

By Heather Brown
October 24, 2012

There are many FREE resources on the worldwide web for your Nonprofit. There is no sense spending money that can be used for better purposes in your organization. Here are five great websites your Nonprofit should and can use. The greatest part is: they are free. DesignYour.org– You can build a website and host it ...

How to Write a Volunteer Handbook-part one

By Heather Brown
October 23, 2012

Volunteer handbooks are the cornerstone to volunteer training, policies, and procedures.  If your Non-profit Organization does not currently have a volunteer handbook, it would be beneficial to create one. First of all, you want the volunteers to be able to identify with your organization, so they can work towards the overall goals of the Nonprofit. ...

Volunteer Dishonesty: Protect your Nonprofit

By Heather Brown
October 23, 2012

There are dishonest people in this world and no one is immune to the unscrupulous deeds some people will use. Your non-profit organization can also be a victim to dishonesty by volunteers or employees. There are ways you can protect your non-profit against such actions that some people will commit. Do not be apathetic and ...

3 Easy Steps to Finding Grants

By Heather Brown
October 21, 2012

Did you know, many grants go unclaimed due to the lack of applicants?  As a result of this astounding fact, it is essential non-profit organizations are aware of the various types of funding options that are available.  Knowing where to locate grants, increasing awareness of funding options, understanding how to apply, and pursuing these opportunities, ...

Employee Benefits Liability Insurance & Nonprofits

By Heather Brown
October 18, 2012

There are several types of insurances that all non-profit and for-profit organizations should carry. For most businesses the notion of carrying general liability coverage, property insurance and even product liability insurance seems like a no-brainer. That is because it is; there are, however, many different types of insurance that can be added to a policy. ...

Importance of Client Confidentiality

By Heather Brown
October 16, 2012

Client confidentiality is the idea that client information will not be shared with a third party without consent from the client. Know your Nonprofit Organization’s policies and procedures to help identify confidential information if you are unsure, and how to handle that data appropriately so no lawsuits will result. Human and legal resources may be ...

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