Category Archives: Resources

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

What Form 990 Do You Need? A Nonprofit Guide

Tax season is complicated. You might think nonprofits would have an easier time, being tax-exempt, but that isn’t necessarily true. Every year, nonprofits are required to submit their Form 990, which is what allows the organization to maintain its tax-exempt

4 Tips for Maximizing Association Membership

Similar to how nonprofit organizations implement donor retention strategies, associations work to keep members renewing each year.  They’re not only “members” in the sense that they get discounts or a subscription ― it’s about belonging. Your members are everyone involved

Top 5 Essentials for Your Nonprofit Website

As your nonprofit starts to build a new website, you may immediately run into questions or roadblocks. How should your website be structured? What content do you want to display up front? How should you customize each page? Website design

4 Strategies to Increase Volunteer Sign-Up

While donors are essential for funding your cause, volunteers are essential for supporting its ongoing functions, from day-to-day operations to fundraising event management. However, even if your nonprofit has the most ardent of supporters, it can still be incredibly difficult

How to put Climate into Your Mission

Look, I know it’s scary. It’s tough to think about. But whether or not you accept it, the Earth is changing. Glaciers are melting, oceans are rising and weather patterns are changing. According to NASA Global Climate Change, In the

5 Effective Design Tips to Increase Donor Giving

These days, your organization’s website is typically the first impression people have of your nonprofit. If your page is poorly designed, it may steer potential supporters away, completely throwing off the digital marketing strategies that you’ve worked so hard to

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

A Nonprofit’s Guide to Risk Management

It’s a big world out there. As a nonprofit, there are plenty of opportunities to take and tough decisions to make. But with everything you do, there’s some amount of risk that comes with it. It can be hard to

7 Tips for Building an Effective Nonprofit Annual Report

Nonprofits are expected to provide the public with an annual report. This gives donors, volunteers, members of the community and others information about the organization’s accomplishments and growth over the past year. The report includes details about projects, success metrics,