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Increase your Website Traffic

By Heather Brown
February 26, 2013

Non profit websites are a wonderful way to advertise your mission statement, inform the community about any and all activities your hosting, as well as basic information like how to donate or volunteer among other things.  But a website is only as effective as it is visible.  If nobody knows you are out in cyberspace ...

What Every Nonprofit Business Plan Needs

By Heather Brown
February 25, 2013

Nonprofit businesses are a unique group of their own, they are solely created out of the need to help others and improve the quality of their lives. In other words, there are no payouts or dividends going into investors pockets. There are no paychecks to collect but, it can be a very rewarding job or career. ...

D&O Insurance: The Nitty Gritty

By Heather Brown
February 24, 2013

Leading officers and the board of directors of corporation are frequently named when an outside party or the government sues the given corporation in civil action. Because the cost of such litigation can be extremely expensive but doesn’t always occur on a regular basis, many executives take out insurance coverage to pay for such costs ...

How to Plan your Next Special Event

By Heather Brown
February 20, 2013

Planning an event for a non-profit requires a great deal of forethought to ensure profitability. The first step is to determine if you would like a large gathering with tickets priced low or a small gathering with tickets priced high. A great way to make this decision is to take a good look at the ...

Create a Story Donors can Relate To

By Heather Brown
February 19, 2013

Fundraising is the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization. Without a network of donors and supporters, it is impossible to have impact in the communities that you serve. At the same time, many board members and volunteers find it difficult to “make the ask”. One way to make fundraising easier is to turn the conversation from ...

How to Create a Nonprofit Business Plan

By Heather Brown
February 18, 2013

Starting a business, whether it is a nonprofit or for profit operation, is a complex undertaking.  However, setting up a nonprofit business can often require more work due to the tax laws that you need to know to maximize your organization’s efficiency.  That is why it is so important to build the business on a ...

5 Steps to Forming a 501C3 Organization

By Heather Brown
February 17, 2013

Non-profit organizations give big gifts in small packages. Men’s and women’s organizations, senior citizen clubs, friends of the local library, religion-based charities, all these and more bring something special to our lives and the lives of others in our community. To do so, these groups need to raise money, and to raise money, they need to offer ...

How to Be a Great Board Member

By Heather Brown
February 13, 2013

Have you been invited to join a board of directors for a nonprofit organization? This is an exciting opportunity to participate in a meaningful experience that can benefit not only the organization, but also its clients and community members. If you want to be a great board member, keep in a mind a few simple ...

When is the Best Time to Ask for Donations

By Heather Brown
February 12, 2013

Nonprofit Fundraising: When is the best time to ask for donations?   Nonprofit fundraising is a tough job so knowing the best times to ask for a donation is important. Visit the business during early morning or mid afternoon when they are not busy. Never go during lunch and dinner hour. Call to make an ...

A Guide to Applying for 501C3 Status

By Heather Brown
February 11, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service determines whether a nonprofit organization qualifies for 501(c) (3) status. 501 (c) (3) ensures the organization tax exemption status. The organizations that fall under this category are usually nonprofits such as private foundations, public charities, nonprofit corporations, and trusts. The first step is to determine whether you qualify for 501 (c) ...

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