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Cut Christmas Tree Costs

By Heather Brown
November 30, 2012

It’s time to get out those saws and start chopping down your Christmas trees, but how can you do this without sawing your budget? Christmas time can be very pricey, so to help save some green here are some tips when getting your christmas tree: Get a permit from the U.S. Forest Service so that ...

Good Things Come in Threes

By Heather Brown
November 28, 2012

Good things always come in threes — you have probably heard that expression before and thought of it just as a pleasant little saying. But it could serve you well if you remember to think in terms of “threes” when it comes to the relationships you and your nonprofit form with your partners. Before you ...

Social Media: Avoid the Risks of Misspeaking

By Heather Brown
November 27, 2012

Media training is not usually part of the curriculum, however there are tricks to getting your point across and staying on track without someone twisting what you have to say. Plan for the interview and prepare what you will say related to the specific topic. Never do an interview without preparation! Remember, you don’t have ...

Facebook: Can it Increase Donations

By Heather Brown
November 25, 2012

There are several ways that Facebook is going to help you to increase  incoming donations for your Nonprofit.  The first way is to make sure that you have a Facebook page made just for your organization.  This cause can include helping someone to pay some of the medical bills that they might have because of ...

5 Tips to Finding an Internship

By Heather Brown
November 23, 2012

Finding an internship can be an extremely challenging and lengthy process depending on which field you want to intern in. Internships can be great opportunities because of work experience and professional contacts you will gain. Here are a few tips to get you on the road to an internship: Get to know your professors. Be ...

Who Should Drive the Nonprofit Organization Vehicle?

By Heather Brown
November 20, 2012

With word of car accidents in the news everyday, it can be frightening to put your volunteer staff and clients at risk by providing transportation. Studies have shown that there is only a high risk of accidents when people drive unfamiliar vehicles, however if they use their personal vehicle the risk is much lower.   ...

Home-Based Business Fundraisers

By Heather Brown
November 19, 2012

When you hear the Mary Kay you think about cosmetics, and when you hear The Pampered chef you think of kitchen items, but did you know that they are great fundraisers as well? Here are five home party ideas to raise money: Mary Kay – Go to this site http://bit.ly/yUO6i1  and fill out the fundraising ...

5 Tips to a Perfect Turkey

By Heather Brown
November 16, 2012

Throughout the years, people have been very creative with ways to cook their Thanksgiving  turkeys. Some recipes are traditional and bake in the oven, some grill it, and others even deep fry it! There’s no way of saying which way is the right way, but here are some tips to the perfect turkey: When buying, ...

What is a Volunteer Handbook?

By Heather Brown
November 13, 2012

If an individual offers to volunteer to help out your Nonprofit organization, the least we can do is provide them with a description of their duties instead of sending them off with no direction. A volunteer handbook defines personal policies and procedures volunteers must follow. This is important to help manage risks and ensure safety ...

Fundraising Ethics: Its a Tangled Web

By Heather Brown
November 11, 2012

Non-profit fundraising can get tangled up in a bad set of ethics if you aren’t careful. A web of lies and deceit to your donors will only hurt you. There are many ethical guidelines when it comes to raising money, where that money goes and how donors are treated in the process. Fundraising for non-profits ...

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