How To Get Funded as a Brand New Nonprofit
One of the biggest misconceptions when it comes to starting a nonprofit is that grants are plentiful and easy to get. But that’s not always true! Especially if you’re a new nonprofit without a track record of success. It is absolutely possible to fund your nonprofit without your own money. Here's how to do it.
Capacity Building for Nonprofits: Five Strategies To Get Started and Get Funded
Capacity building for nonprofits doesn’t require an expensive, upfront investment – it can be done through small steps. And it’s the best way to ensure that your organization stays afloat for the long term. Strengthen your foundation and build your organization’s ability to meet your mission with these five strategies.
4 Critical Things You Should Never Leave Out of Your Nonprofit Employee Handbook
Employee handbooks are useful for nonprofits because they provide both guidance for decision-making and grounds for policy enforcement, if necessary. Some courts have even ruled that handbooks can act as contracts between employers and employees – but only if they’re thoughtfully and properly compiled.
How to Prepare a Budget for Your New Nonprofit Startup
Starting a new nonprofit is an exciting journey! You’re full of inspiration and commitment to your cause and community. Sure, you’ve thought about the money part – maybe you’ve even looked up or applied for a grant or two. But a budget? “We’re so small,” you think. “I don’t really need a budget... “Spoiler: you...
6 Things You Need for Your First Nonprofit Fundraising Plan
So you’ve got your new nonprofit organization up and running. Website, maybe some social media, a sketch of the programs you’ll offer, your budget… Now it’s time to start spending all that money you’ve got! *record scratch* ...Oh. Wait. So who’s ready to fundraise?! Once you’ve got the budget for your new nonprofit...
The Different Types of Board Committees - and How to Choose Yours
Determining board size is a little bit like Goldilocks sampling porridge. A board that’s too small won’t have enough time or capacity to tackle everything your organization needs. But a board that’s too big runs the risk of not being able to engage its many members or stay focused on specific items. Committees can...