The online channel continues to be an influential and significant method for nonprofits to fundraise and engage with constituents in a meaningful way. The study highlights key online trends and helps nonprofits compare the success of their online programs
against their peers
BVU links businesses and nonprofits to foster excellence in the nonprofit sector.
Strategic and financial pressures are driving nonprofit organizations to strengthen governance and management. In order for a nonprofit to succeed, the organization's leadership needs to develop a competitive vision, guide the... (continued)
A checklist for starting a nonprofit organization.
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Exempt Organizations Select Check is an on-line search tool that allows users to select an exempt organization and check certain information about its federal tax status and filings. It consolidates three former search sites into one, providing expanded search capability and a more efficient way to search for organizations... (continued)
I'm sure you're familiar with the name Constant Contact. They've spent more on marketing their brand than any other email marketing service out there. And lately they've been adding television and radio ads. The question is - are they really the best? Or are they simply spending the most? We break down the most... (continued)
Wait a minute—the first question should be, “What’s an endowment?” Unless you work under a rock, you probably have a common-sense understanding of the term, but if you are going to bandy it about with accountants or regulators you need to understand that the word has a technical meaning that doesn’t always square up with... (continued)
Good questions have been asked lately of tech companies without gender diversity on their boards of directors. While women comprise 51% of the population, they make up only 15.7% of Fortune 500 boards of directors, less than 10% of California tech company boards, and 9.1% of Silicon Valley boards.
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All boards (even the most organized, responsible, and congenial ones) need to document their activities, internal rules, and processes. Some of the documentation is legally required; some is simply helpful to have. Some documents are public; some must be kept confidential. Some serve as... (continued)
Fundraising data are typically collected at the organization level and seldom aggregated across different
types and sizes of charitable organizations. The Late Fall 2011 Nonprofit Fundraising Survey report
collects data and examines fundraising results and their implications for organizational operations now
and in the... (continued)
Your investment of five to ten hours will give you a baseline plan useful in starting a meaningful dialogue with colleagues and guiding your daily marketing focus. Just block out an hour (first thing in the morning is ideal) each day for one to two weeks to complete your marketing... (continued)
A good social media policy will provide clear guidelines as to what staff should and shouldn’t do when posting and interacting with the community on a day-to-day basis. Your organization can create a policy to help guide your whole staff simply by thinking about how you would like to make use of social media.
Is an earned-income venture right for our organization?
What are the risks and benefits of generating earned income?
How can we grow an existing venture?
Many organizations have the potential to launch, operate and grow ventures to earn income in support of their mission. These... (continued)
This report presents information on the clients and agencies served by The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank. The information is drawn from a national study, Hunger in America 2010, conducted in 2009 for Feeding America (FA) (formerly America’s Second Harvest), the nation’s largest organization of emergency... (continued)
Article delving into the commonalities and trends amongst the United State's largest nonprofit organizations, specifically organizations with over $50 million in annual revenue.
Gone are the days when businesses existed to make money and nonprofits focused only on making the world better. Now both organizations are influencing each others’ practices and finding ways to work together.
When considering donations, people often make harsh assumptions about nonprofits that spend on marketing and overhead. But maybe those expenses means the organization is doing a good job.