This essay and 26 others are part of a suite of strategic planning essays for the National Endowment for the Arts' Advancement Program, commissioned and edited by Morrie Warshawski ( for a toolkit called LESSONS LEARNED (which was dismantled in 2013).

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Volunteer Position Description

Before you begin any volunteer recruitment process, the first step is a clear description of the skills, experience and expected deliverables you require for each role. Position descriptions improve your chances that the right volunteer with the right skills will apply. They also set clarity around required deliverables,... (continued)

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Is Your Non-profit PCI Compliant? Everything you Need to Know About The Data Security Standard

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: If you handle credit card information, you must comply with the Standard laid out by PCI. We’ll tell you everything you need to know, including how Sumac can help with compliance.

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Weighing Your Options for Processing Donations Online

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Online giving is growing. Being able to accept donations online, therefore, is critical to any size organization. We'll tell you what options are available for small and mid-sized non-profits.

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How to Choose a Payment Processor in 4 Steps

If you process donations, and need a merchant account, these four steps will help you find the right payment processor for your organization.

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