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Tips on Setting Acheivable Goals

By Heather Brown
September 25, 2015

If you've been struggling to reach your nonprofit goals, or wondering how to set achievable goals, consider using the SMART goal model. This model can be used for both long term and short term goals, and can be used on a personal level or for an entire organization....

Adapting in Hard Times

By Heather Brown
September 23, 2015

A non-profit’s reputation is often its most prized attribute. So be sure to keep in touch with past donors and inform them about your on-going projects. Also, continue to advertise and market your organization. Even if budgets are tight, you should still maintain an active social media presence and continue to inspire people who come ...

Advice on Raising Money Online

By Heather Brown
September 14, 2015

Partner with a reliable and well-known online fund raising service, so that your supporters can automatically make monthly payments to your non-profit. Focus on monthly donors, as they tend to give more over a period of one year compared to one time donors. ...

Maintain Your Status as a 501(c)(3)

By Heather Brown
September 11, 2015

One way to lose nonprofit exempt status is by allowing the organization's public funds to benefit a private person who is working at or involved in the organization, or who can control the organization's activities. This is what lawyers have called "private increment." Importantly, the exempt status is meant to ensure that the organization continues to ...

Evaluating Your Progress Towards Your Goals

By Heather Brown
September 09, 2015

Nonprofit goals must be achievable within a fixed time frame in order to avoid failure or disappointment. Set a goal to be accomplished within a few short months rather than years. For fundraisers you will need a specific location. You may be able to have free rent depending on who supplies the space or receive ...

Writing a Winning Mission Statement

By Heather Brown
September 07, 2015

A good mission statement is critical for a nonprofit. It helps you communicate the importance of your organization to the world, and it serves as the foundation for fundraising and strategic planning. For too many organizations, however, the nonprofit mission statement fails to accomplish its core tasks. Here are a few traits of effective nonprofit ...

Effective Ways To Grow Your Facebook Account

By Heather Brown
September 02, 2015

Facebook remains the most popular social media site with over one billion active users worldwide. For non-profits, the importance of a well-managed, effective Facebook business page cannot be overstated. A few simple steps will ensure that you optimize the number of useful followers on your Facebook account....

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