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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Volunteer Accidents – Don’t let them wounded!

By Alexa Connelly
August 04, 2017

Nonprofit and social service organizations depend on volunteers to perform tasks, educate the community, and make their mission come alive. Without volunteers, your nonprofit organization would struggle to serve the community. They are your lifeblood. Alternatively, volunteers are also one of your biggest risks. Protecting volunteers needs to be at the top of your priority ...

5 New Ways to Raise Money

By Alexa Connelly
May 26, 2017

Nonprofits like you help communities through education and fundraising for your mission. You also face the daily challenge of raising money without sounding like you are begging or being pushy. It’s a big task that leaves many volunteers and directors feeling drained. If that sounds like you, it’s time to step away from your traditional ...

Are Your Records Protected: The Importance of Cyber Liability

By Alexa Connelly
May 19, 2017

Organizations reported 1,061 cyber attacks in 2016. Nonprofit organizations like yours reported nearly 14% of attacks. Cyber criminals have one goal, to gain access to your sensitive information. They don’t focus on organizational size or type, which means no organization, including a nonprofit, is safe from cyber attacks. There are steps you can take to ...

Earth Day: How Can Your Nonprofit Help?

By Alexa Connelly
April 21, 2017

Earth Day is a yearly event celebrated on April 22nd by more than 190 countries. Founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson, Earth Day is a worldwide movement to educate communities on the importance of their impact on our planet. Plenty of nonprofits align their mission to continue educating and inspiring individuals to go ...

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