Category Archives: Nonprofit Management

8 Essential Nonprofit Tools to Get You off the Ground

So, you’re starting a nonprofit, that’s great! The world needs people like you. Your next step is choosing specific software tools that can help you get it off the ground. But here’s the problem, how do you know which ones

How to Keep Your Team Motivated Through 2020

The year 2020 has presented some… interesting challenges to say the least. But one of the most prevalent has been staying motivated at work. When you’re home, working in your pajamas and distractions just too close for you to ignore

3 Tips to Write an Effective Nonprofit Business Plan

“The way we run nonprofits is actually undermining the causes we love and our profound yearning to change the world.” These words belong to Dan Pallotta, an American entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian activist, who, in his Ted Talk, reiterates that

Financial Systems Integrations:  It’s less scary than it sounds

Imagine you’re a large, professional organization. You’ve been getting your revenue primarily from memberships, conferences for members, and fundraising ― and you think it’s time to upgrade to a new database system after 20 or so years.  Let’s say the

The Giving Season is Right Around the Corner ― Are You Ready?

This post was sponsored by NationBuilder. There are still some precious weeks left for planning and preparation before the giving season begins. Nonprofit organizations around the country are gearing up for what should be their most fruitful fundraising months of

Small but Mighty: How to Power Through When Your Staff is Low

It happens. People move on to other opportunities, budgets can get tight ― whatever factors led to being an understaffed organization, it’s left up to you to figure out how to continue business as usual. While you’re in this weird

How to Motivate a Bored Board — Light a Fire

By Kelly Medwick, EVP of Business Development at Firespring There are a million reasons why any one particular nonprofit board member may stall out. Maybe they got promoted at their day job and their responsibilities grew. Or maybe their family

5 Steps for Dealing With Problem Employees

We know the struggle all too well. You feel like you’re talking to a wall and nothing is getting through, and any attempt to engage and inspire seems to fall flat. At some point, we all have to deal with

Staff Transitions: Tips for a Smooth Changeover

It’s going to happen (if it hasn’t already): one of your employees will find a new job, or move to a new city, or both. They’ll give you their two weeks. If you’re lucky, they’ll stay a little longer. It’s

How to Know When to Dissolve Your Organization

It’s never fun to think about the worst-case scenario. And if things are going well for your organization, it might seem to make little sense to do so. Often it’s clear when to dissolve, but other times the warning signs