Nonprofit Management & Operational Advice

Five Steps to Build Capacity of Overseas Field Offices

One of the fundamental goals for nonprofits engaged in international development is to build local capacity in the recipient country.  Most often, however, international development organizations only look at building capacity within the programmatic areas in which the organization is engaged.  For e … Read More...

9 Steps to Retaining Donors

Getting a donation is one thing, but keeping those donors coming back is something else entirely. Here’s what you can do to turn those one-time donors into long-term benefactors: Keep Service Strong When you’re dealing with products, making sure the donation process goes smoothly helps enc … Read More...

Implementing Transparency and Donor Privacy

For a nonprofit, transparency is critical for trust, support, loyalty, and long-term sustainability. This means financial accountability, openness about mission and planes, and a holistic view of the organization. Transparency also means that a donor’s rights are clearly informed. An or … Read More...

Embezzlement: Is There a Fox in Your Financial Hen House?

Spotting the signs and symptoms of a wily predator – keep your eyes open  Fraud, stealing, theft, embezzlement…it’s called many things but the end result is that an employee took money that didn’t belong to them, without permission, and converted it to their own personal use. These kinds of inside … Read More...

5 Tips for Asking for Different Types of Donations

When someone goes to build a new house, they generally have to look to several different vendors to provide them with the materials they need. All of the bathroom fixtures come from a completely different place than the windows, as do the carpet, ceiling fans, appliances, and everything else that … Read More...

Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is fundamentally about making choices.  While that sounds easy, it is often challenging to do.  Planning committees or executive teams must identify and agree upon what their organization will do as well as what it will not do. In a world of limited resources (e.g., money, staff, t … Read More...

Nonprofit News & Opinions

Discounts for Nonprofits Shipping Internationally

Nonprofits that can present a 501c3 either emailed, faxed  or in person now can receive discount shipping rates when shipping internationally with InXpress, DHL’s only global sales partner. With two worldwide headquarters in Walnut CA United States (340 S Lemon Ave #8813, Walnut CA 91789) and Ma … Read More ...

3 Ways in Which Donor Data Helps Nonprofits Raise More Funds

How many times have you had the thought of whether the donations you make are being used efficiently? Nonprofits across the globe are now turning to data to make the processes much efficient and bring about transparency. They store and analyze data to not just improve their own logistics but also to … Read More ...

Want to Boost Employee Engagement? Try Company Volunteer Programs

Employee engagement is one of the principle concerns among business leaders around the country who aim to create an effective and satisfied workforce.  In fact, according to Gallup’s most recent U.S. employee engagement survey, employee engagement is closely correlated with business conditions es … Read More ...

5 Strategies to Engage Your Donors on the Move

These days it seems as though you can’t walk 5 feet without seeing someone texting, tweeting, or checking their email on the go. Mobile phones have become our constant companions, and as such, there’s hardly a moment we’re really alone. For nonprofits looking to reach donors on the move, this cons … Read More ...

The Basics of Mobile Fundraising

The term “mobile fundraising” gets tossed around quite a bit. You’ll hear it at your nonprofit’s board meetings. It comes up in casual conversation. And it’s certainly all over the internet. But in all of these instances, rarely does anyone offer any solid definition or actionable advice around mo … Read More ...

Pro Bono Volunteer Programs – A Valuable Resource To Tap Into

Every nonprofit works hard to be a good steward of donor dollars. As donor expectations continue to increase, all nonprofits are confronted with new (and often expensive) challenges—expectations of better operations, more transparent reporting, outcome measurement and better technology. As n … Read More ...

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