One of the hurdles any nonprofit organization faces is the issue of funding: ‘nonprofit’ is right there in the name, after all. But humanitarian aid, charity efforts, and social awareness campaigns all require funds to fully implement. The silent auction is one of the utensils in your nonprofit funding toolbox, and in this article, we’re going to explore how to run a silent auction and put it to work for your organization.
Crowdfunding campaigns, as described by the National Council of Nonprofits, are “arranged around high-energy, community-building events.” Viral success stories cloud the industry, but intentionally going viral is a beast in itself; the internet can be unpredictable. You can’t always generate online momentum, but you can set up your campaign to ride the wave when it arrives.
For nonprofit organizations, it may seem as though it is a no-brainer to accept all gifts. However, things can be more complicated than they appear. Some potential contributions may cause more harm, damage, or loss than they do good, especially when things like liabilities, expenses, or legalities are involved. There are various kinds of gifts that your nonprofit should think twice about before accepting.
For a nonprofit or business of any kind, technology is a must. Put simply, technology makes life easier. While the constant changes come with a learning curve, updating and staying current with tech trends can not only help but ease the work of a nonprofit. One of the most prominent tech platforms of 2020 was and continues to be Zoom. Zoom offers businesses, organizations, and nonprofits of any size the ability to communicate via video or online chat through cloud-based software. For a nonprofit in the modern world, Zoom is a must.
Running a nonprofit is challenging. One often begins with the best intentions: addressing a need, promoting change, or something similar. However, despite what some believe, a nonprofit is a business; it has employees, administrative needs, managerial needs, operating costs, fundraising costs, and more. With all the demand that can come from operating a nonprofit, sometimes a person needs to ask for help. No one person or nonprofit knows how to or can do everything effectively; in cases like these, a nonprofit consultant is often the best solution.
If your nonprofit is going to succeed, it needs a strong organizational structure. That can only happen if your board has what it takes to provide efficient oversight and governance.
Read on to learn more about the nonprofit board, their responsibilities, and what it takes to be a successful board member.
Starting a nonprofit is a great idea. You want to help a certain cause and make the world a better place. It’s exciting thinking about making a real difference in the world and we can’t wait for you to make it happen! But, before you can get started with your work, you’ll have to do a few, less exciting things first, like actually create your nonprofit organization and obtain nonprofit status.
Fundraising is the backbone of the nonprofit world, but what happens when you start to lack ideas? It’s nice to have your annual events for supporters to look forward to, but throwing in some new fundraising ideas keeps people interested. There are so many avenues of fundraising that paired with a little creativity, can keep you going for years to come.
Changing the world or even one’s neighborhood cannot be done overnight; more notably, it cannot be done without funding. Nonprofits exist and continue to do great work around the world through the help of donors, donations, and other forms of financial contribution. One of the best funding options for a nonprofit, especially a newer nonprofit, is to find and enter an agreement with a fiscal sponsor.
Google is one of the largest, most profitable companies in the world, so it may be strange to learn that they have a program within the company dedicated entirely to nonprofits: Google for Nonprofits. This program offers useful tools for nonprofit organizations to use… all for free.
Like any organization, a nonprofit requires business software, a way for employees to connect and collaborate. Despite the many options available to nonprofits, one of the best and most utilized platforms by nonprofits and businesses alike is Google’s G Suite (also known as Google Workspace). Google’s G Suite features a number of integrated apps designed to make daily operations speedy, easy, and hassle-free, especially for nonprofits. However, technology and setup can often be confusing, so we broke it down to understand and explain how to use Google’s G Suite as a nonprofit.
Public Service Loan Forgiveness is a government program to benefit students who enter into lower-paying fields, such as nursing, education, public interest law, the military, etc. It serves to encourage more people to enter into these fields, as many of these career paths and jobs are vital to society. Find out how you might be able to utilize the program here.