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5 Tips for Recruting Volunteers this Spring

By Alexa Connelly
May 04, 2018

As a nonprofit organization, you rely on the help of volunteers. When spring and summer arrive, many nonprofits struggle to maintain or find enough volunteers for the increase in special events. It is not uncommon for volunteers to go away during warmer months for family vacations and road trips. Or in some cases, volunteers find ...

A Few of Our Favorite Spring Fundraiser Ideas

By Alexa Connelly
April 27, 2018

Before you know it the sounds of spring and promises of warmer weather will be here. Birds chirping, flowers blooming, and sunshine brightening encourage many in your community to get outdoors. It is also the perfect time of year for your nonprofit to start thinking about new fundraising ideas that lift the spirit of your ...

Tips to Take When Writing a Grant Proposal

By Alexa Connelly
April 20, 2018

With more than 1.5 million nonprofits registered in the United States paired with budget cuts, the competition for grant money is at an all-time high. Writing a grant proposal that results in needed funds for your nonprofit is no easy task. It requires planning, research, and superb writing skills to curate a well-thought proposal that ...

The In’s and Out’s of Special Event Coverage

By Alexa Connelly
February 23, 2018

Fundraising is a task that takes up a great deal of any nonprofit’s time and volunteer resources. These days successful fundraising efforts require more than sending donation letters in the mail. Special fundraising events have increasingly become the norm for nonprofits of all sizes. Events like 5K runs, galas, and charity auctions are just a ...

Certificate of Insurance: What is it and How Does it Work

By Alexa Connelly
February 16, 2018

As a nonprofit, you have a mission to make your community a better place. To accomplish this task, you often need to be present at local community events, host fundraisers, or set up at vendor events. These are great ways to raise funds and awareness for your nonprofit’s purpose. In many cases, you enter into ...

Starting a Nonprofit: Understanding the 501c3 Application Process

By Alexa Connelly
February 09, 2018

The early stages of starting a nonprofit are full of research, writing, and plenty of time-consuming tasks. The scariest part of starting a nonprofit or any business is not knowing if it will work. Nonprofit organizations are on the rise across the United States with more than 1.5 million charitable organizations currently formed.  Starting a ...

D&O: Why it Matters?

By Alexa Connelly
February 02, 2018

From domestic violence shelters, to youth-at-risk organizations, to social clubs, there are more than 1.5 million registered nonprofits in the United States. Nonprofit organizations play a vital role in supporting and strengthening their communities with services and programs. To do so, you rely on a small budget and strong volunteer base which makes it vital ...

Nonprofit Arts & Culture Organizations: Do You Have the Right Insurance?

By Alexa Connelly
August 25, 2017

One of the most important steps in running a successful nonprofit is buying the right insurance. No two nonprofit organizations are the same. Some nonprofits have a mission to raise money for services or individuals in need and others stay active in their community by attending events and delivering services in person. The services you ...

Non-owned auto and volunteers – Don’t let them crash!

By Alexa Connelly
August 18, 2017

Volunteers are one of the biggest assets your nonprofit needs to successfully carry out its mission. Chances are you rely on them to carry out tasks onsite and offsite. Volunteers often drive their personal vehicle to run errands, attend events, or transport children or seniors. If you rely on volunteers for these types of tasks, ...

6 Reasons Every Nonprofit Needs a Volunteer and Employee Handbook

By Alexa Connelly
August 11, 2017

A volunteer and employee handbook is a collection of policies and procedures that define your organization’s culture and expectations. Gone are the days when handbooks were thought only to be valuable to for-profit businesses. Many nonprofits believe they are too small to implement a handbook or, since they know their volunteers personally, it is a ...

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