Donor management can be one of the trickiest things for new nonprofits to get the hang of, especially if they don’t have the tools they need to do it well.
When most nonprofits first get started, they record just about … Read more
I completely understand. We’re all busy spinning a lot of plates, managing people, volunteers, projects, campaigns, events, partnerships—when all of the sudden we’re in the new year with last year’s website.
No worries, it’s still early 2019. Now is the … Read more
Your website is more than just a website. It is the heart of your entire online presence. Sure, you may have social media pages, external site referrals, and other online pages. But your website is where all of this stems … Read more
“Nearly every great cause was started by a visionary, risk-taking, no-barriers, basically very courageous human being.”1
You’ve felt the nonprofit call: maybe you’ve seen a need that no one is meeting, or envisioned a new way to address an age-old … Read more
It’s exciting to take on a new challenge and expand your horizons. But it’s a rare person who can get excited about handling the government paperwork that comes along with those ambitious plans—the licenses you need to launch a line… Read more
Traditional paper filing for Form 990 can take hours to complete – fortunately, modern technology has provided a simplified e-filing process for exempt and nonprofit organizations to save time, securely file taxes online, and transmit nonprofit tax returns directly to … Read more
Traditional fundraising strategies might still be the first-round draft pick when it comes to raising money for a nonprofit, but a new challenger has grown rapidly: online fundraising.
Charitable solicitation, or fundraising, is simply the act of asking for donations to support a charitable cause. But given the many vehicles available for fundraising today, that “ask” can take many forms, and it can also travel a long way … Read more
If your organization has invested in meeting all of your state charitable registration requirements, congratulations! By simply registering, you’ve already demonstrated your commitment to transparency in the nonprofit sector and accountability to your donors. You may, however, still be wondering … Read more
I’ve assisted in founding two nonprofits, helping fill out Form 1023 to get the ball rolling with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The last organization I assisted was the Chicago Brewseum, which is looking to build the most comprehensive … Read more