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Different Types of Nonprofits

By Heather Brown
August 20, 2013

There are two different types of non profits, public charities and types like foundations and their missions and operations vary.  Some foundations are small and my ay 7 board members then you have large community foundations that may have as many as 16 board members. For a start up board of directors non profit should ...

10 Tips to Increase your Number of Twitter Followers

By Heather Brown
August 19, 2013

  People do any and everything to gain followers on Twitter. Some go through follower gaining websites, but these just spam your followers with unwanted fake profiles. To make your animal shelter twitter profile gain real followers you need to follow these tips. 1.     Tweet Often – Plan and simple. The more you tweet, the ...

Free Nonprofit Resources: Keep them Alive and Functioning

By Heather Brown
August 14, 2013

Free nonprofit resources keep them alive and functioning. Donated Advertising materials provide free advertising for nonprofits in the form of pamphlets, brochures and other handouts. Whenever your-non- profit has a product, event or just a message you are promoting, find some free advertising.  Acquiring e no-cost advertising takes persistence. Fortunately, free advertising opportunities do exist for ...

National Water Quality Month

By Heather Brown
August 14, 2013

August is National Water Quality Month in the United States, but what exactly does that mean? Well, first we need to determine why water is so important. Easy, we need it to survive. Fruits and vegetables, wildlife, trees (where we get oxygen from), and pretty much every living thing relies on water for its sustainability. ...

501 3 c organizations in Pennsylvania

By Heather Brown
August 12, 2013

Most Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations are formed as 501 3 c organizations. This means that they have been established to support some religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purpose. In order to form one of these properly, there are three basic steps: Form a Pennsylvania organization File as a nonprofit in Pennsylvania File for tax-exempt status Forming ...

5 Steps to Holding Board Members Accountable

By Heather Brown
August 06, 2013

Although they are usually volunteers, board members of a nonprofit organization, still have certain duties and responsibilities.  It is important to clarify those duties and responsibilities and to hold the board members accountable for the protection and credibility of the nonprofit. Although they are serving on a nonprofit board, for all intents and purposes, the ...

How to Identify the Weaknesses of Your Nonprofit

By Heather Brown
August 04, 2013

Every business, for profit and nonprofit, needs to know:  the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats that exist for their company.  Performing a SWOT analysis allows you to view your business, its resources and the environment.  A SWOT can assist a company in identifying: The problems you need to change Reaffirm organizational goals Determine an action ...

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