Business Management Essentials for Nonprofits: Further Your Mission by Tending to Your Business Needs

Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

501(c)(3). It's a tax status, not a business plan. But are you prepared to run the business of your nonprofit? Do you know the insurance you need? How to manage the HR needs of your staff? How to choose and manage vendors for... (continued)


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Lawrence Grodeska

Lawrence Grodeska is a Senior Product Manager at Accela, where he builds apps that are transforming how citizens interact with their communities and local governments. Prior to Accela, Lawrence built the content marketing program at the world’s platform for change,, and released the City and County of San Francisco‘s first mobile app which helped to... (continued)

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What Your Sponsors Really Want

Wed, May 14, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Are you trying to get more sponsorships for your next special event?

Would you like to step inside your sponsor's head and figure out exactly what they're thinking and what they want?

Take this webinar and learn more about what your sponsors really want.



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Mastering the Needs Section of Your Grant Proposal

Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The needs section is the most important section of a grant proposal. If the need for your project is unclear, reviewers will be frustrated and your efforts (at both fundraising and implementation) are likely to fail.

This webinar, led by a grant writer with more than 20 years of experience, takes an... (continued)

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Supercharge Your Fundraising Efforts With Content Marketing

Wed, Oct 29, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

The growth of the Internet has given rise to a new discipline of online marketing: inbound marketing. Businesses and organizations who have mastered inbound marketing through content publishing are reaping vast dividends in the form of website traffic and conversions.

For nonprofits, there is a huge... (continued)


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What Business Execs Don’t Know—but Should—About Nonprofits

Business leaders play vital roles in the nonprofit sector – as board members, donors, partners, and even executives. In this article, 11 executives who have played leadership roles in both for-profits and nonprofits reveal the critical differences between the two, and suggest ways that business and nonprofit... (continued)

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Social Enterprise for Nonprofits - The Basics

Many nonprofits are moving beyond traditional grant funding and taking matters into their own hands by setting up social enterprises to generate earned income and move closer to long term sustainability. Aligning their social mission with earned income opportunities, nonprofits all over the country are making the leap;... (continued)

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Favorite Planning Quotes

Favorite planning quotes culled from one year of responses on my LinkedIn Group - STRATEGIC PLANNING FOR NONPROFITS

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Breakthroughs in Shared Measurement and Social Impact

Many social enterprises focus on measuring the success of individual grants and nonprofit initiatives. This traditional approach to measuring results neglects the reality that no single organization alone can solve the scale of today's social challenges. This research highlights 20 social enterprises that... (continued)

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Messaging Toolkit

Use this kit to hone your words and make a greater impact.


The Ask

The Ask

The Ask is the best tool available when crafting the specific way in which you ask your potential donor to give. In this booklet you'll find face-to-face, one-to-one strategies that must be a part of your annual campaign tactics. In doing so, you will be able to significantly increase your annual campaign results.


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Safe Haven Ministries

Motivated by Christ, our mission is to end domestic abuse.

Safe Haven Ministries, located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, believes in a multi-faceted approach to solving the problem of domestic abuse in our community.

We offer confidential emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence; support... (continued)


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What's the secret to losing 1000 Twitter followers? Hint: It involves $10.

Many times nonprofits think that having a large following on social media will help them gain awareness. So, what happens when your boss buys 1,000 followers? Check this out and see!

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And Now for Something Different About Nonprofits and the Economy

An article that was reference by more than 300 blogs when it was first published in January of 2009, this article offers an unconventional, unexpected perspective for nonprofits to take.

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A FIO PARTNERS PERSPECTIVE: Client Centered Models: Implications for Management

This article discusses how the involvement of consumers in all aspects of service delivery and service design and the creation of systems of care are among the most promising contributions to service effectiveness of our generation – and what the implies for the management of health and... (continued)

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"Why is the Process So Important"

This is part 2 of a three part series on strategic planning. Pat Morris, Senior Counsel of DeWitt & Associates, gave us the starting points for beginning the process of strategic planning.

". . . the question of who we are becoming is not always part of the narrative, yet donors really want to know where we're going - even more... (continued)

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Urban Instititue

The UI Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy celebrates 15 years with a series of 15th Anniversary events to bring into focus the big issues facing society and the nonprofit sector.

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Getting Campaign Ready!

I am always encouraging social justice organizations or policy groups to consider doing fundraising campaigns as so many other categories of nonprofits do. Prior to any organization or program undertaking a special purpose, capital or endowment campaign, there are several ‘readiness’ components to assess. Before one starts, have the leadership ask the following; More...

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Free Charity Event Listing and Nonprofit Resources

BmoreEvents is your online destination to find amazing local charity events and nonprofit resources as well as products & services that benefit Baltimore and beyond.

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BOOST Academy Peer Link-Ups for Social Enterprise

BOOST Academy

Whether your aim is to develop your social entrepreneurship ideas and build a social enterprise from scratch, or achieve greater financial self-sustainability for your nonprofit or NGO, BOOST Academy can help you achieve your goals.

BOOST Academy is the first social enterprise education... (continued)


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May 13th: Developing Earned Income Streams For Your Nonprofit 4Good webinar

Wed, May 13, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Have you gotten tired of getting turned down for grants?

Would you like to plan to succeed in 2016?

If your fundraising stagnated last year, you’re not alone.

Donor attrition is at an all time high, and so is competition for dollars.

What if the one bright spot at the end of... (continued)

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Creative Thank You's: Boost Donations with an Attitude of Gratitude

Wed, Jul 01, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT


Creating long-lasting relationships and inspiring donors to give again and again is not as easy as you might think. What do donors want? It’s simple really: to feel truly appreciated with a heartfelt thank you. However, it’s deceptively simple. Why? You want your donors to feel... (continued)

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How to run a nonprofit focus group - sample focus group invitation, focus group questions, and focus group script

Planning a focus group, but, have limited experience? Never lead one before? This focus group bundle will provide you with a sample focus group invitation, the directions on how to start and end your focus, and sample focus group questions. ... (continued)


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