Before evaluating an existing volunteer program or embarking on a new one, determine what motivates your volunteers and work toward creating, and supporting, a program that best serves their needs while advancing your mission. I recommend using the “3 R’s for Happy Volunteers”.
Learn what's new about GuideStar's redesigned Nonprofit Profiles from its president and CEO, Jacob Harold.
No matter how fantastic the cause, a fundraiser will not get results without nailing the basic skills of making donors feel comfortable, getting past gatekeepers, and getting prospects to return calls. Read on to learn how to get donor prospects to call you back.
Your ability to demonstrate your value with metrics and fact can make or break your chances for grant funding. Government and foundation grantmakers want to see evidence that grantees are achieving the results they said they would.
You want to create a compelling video to communicate your organization's great work, but where do you start? Do you need to spend a lot of money on expensive production equipment or software? Should you hire an outside company to do the work for you? Benjamin Packard founder of Retainer Media, answers all these questions and more.
Machinery clunks to a halt between floors. Two strangers are stuck. No phone. No answer but echoes to their cries for help. Scary, right? Except they’re on an escalator. Does this scene describe your nonprofit's struggle with board fundraising?
Have you succeeded, thrived and built skills and expertise in your current work, but believe it may be time for a change? Do you want to change the world? Then working in the nonprofit sector may be the right transition for you.
Asking your donors to make an investment in your organization that will make an impact on the world is one the greatest things you can do for a donor. Donors want to give. They need to give. Donors experience joy in their lives when they give their money away.
If your organization has employees (or hopes to in the future), it’s important to be aware of the employment laws that may apply to your organization. Lack of knowledge in this area can lead to expensive fines and legal fees.
Imagine your good luck: you’re at a holiday party, and find yourself one-on-one with a potential major donor you’ve never had the chance to meet before. Can you quickly and compellingly impress them with what your organization stands for?