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Winter Safety for Volunteers

By Heather Brown
October 22, 2013

  Ensuring volunteer safety is at the top of many nonprofit organizations’s to-do list as the winter season approaches.  This is a result of the many challenges winter poses for nonprofit organizations in regards to volunteers.  For example, an organization may experience a change in participation and availability of volunteers due to risks associated with winter ...

Fall Cleaning for Nonprofits

By Heather Brown
October 21, 2013

As we get deeper into fall, it is important to make sure your nonprofit building is in the best shape possible as cooler temperatures and moisture begin to set in. There are a number of things that should be done both inside and outside your building to ensure your residents, employees, volunteers, etc. stay comfortable ...

Nonprofit Risk Management: What to Consider

By Heather Brown
October 17, 2013

Risk management in a nonprofit organization is a critical part of the overall risk management process. However, not all non profits perform a risk management program. Risk management non profits should be encouraged. Below is a brief assessment of risk management procedures. Goals of Risk Assessment One needs to identify, analyze legal and ethical risks. ...

Nonprofit Vision: How to Create

By Heather Brown
October 16, 2013

A vision statement is a powerful picture of what the company’s business can and should be in a decade from now, it conveys the market position it intends to stake out and what course the company is going to follow.  The nonprofit vision is truly capable in: Guiding managerial decision making Shaping the company’s strategy ...

Fire Safety in Your Nonprofit

By Heather Brown
October 15, 2013

  Nonprofit fire safety is a crucial concern for those that own or operate a nonprofit and want to ensure that their organization is safe from property damage. You need to have the right policies in place as well as sufficient insurance to protect your nonprofit. Follow these steps to keep your staff and your ...

How to Create a Nonprofit Mission

By Heather Brown
October 14, 2013

  The mission is the declaration of an organization’s core purpose.  A good mission statement answers the question, “Why do we exist?” Some say it should be one sentence; others have some that are paragraphs long.  No methods exist for identifying the words that will best vocalize your organization, but it needs to be: Articulated ...

Where to Find Valuable Board Members

By Heather Brown
October 09, 2013

Finding suitable board of directors nonprofit isn’t an easy task. You will need the right people who have the appropriate skills for your organization. First you’ll need to assess what are your strategic priories and what skills do you need on your new board of directors. You’ll need to source board members who have specific ...

What makes a Nonprofit Unique?

By Heather Brown
October 08, 2013

What is nonprofit? In its simplest terms, it is an organization that uses funds to achieve goals rather than as dividends or profit. In a broader definition, it has a mission to do good in the world in some way. It could be for any number of causes, from healthcare to the environment. They are ...

Starting a Nonprofit: What to Consider

By Heather Brown
October 07, 2013

If you have a love and passion to inspire others and make a difference in the world, then starting nonprofit can be a rewarding entrepreneurial experience. However, before you get the ball rolling, there are some things that you need to consider. As with any business, starting a non-profit organization will require your commitment, a ...

How to Keep Nonprofit Volunteers

By Heather Brown
October 06, 2013

Nonprofit organizations provide valuable services to the community. From food drives to outreach programs, these philanthropic associations help people from all walks of life. While it’s great to direct or manage a charitable foundation, it can be a challenging and tedious task. This is especially true when it comes to finding dedicated volunteers. In this ...

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