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Nonprofit Board Roles and Responsibilities
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A Guide to the Nonprofit Board: Roles and Responsibilities

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.

Obtaining Nonprofit Status
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A Guide to Obtaining Nonprofit Status

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.

Unique Fundraising Ideas
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Unique Fundraising Ideas to Find Success for Nonprofits

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.

Fiscal Sponsorship for Nonprofits
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Fiscal Sponsorship Explained: How it Helps Nonprofits

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 for Nonprofits
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Google for Nonprofits: The Ultimate Guide

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.

Google's G Suite
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How to Use Google’s G Suite as a Nonprofit

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
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How to Qualify for Public Service Loan Forgiveness

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.

Nonprofit Grant Proposal
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How to Write a Compelling Grant Proposal

Working with generous members of the community to raise funds can be key to furthering your nonprofit work, but to take the first step you’ll need an effective grant proposal. A grant proposal is a formal request for financial support from a foundation, corporation, or individual. Drafting such a thing can seem like a daunting task, but as long as your nonprofit has a clear mission and attainable goals, it should be fairly simple.

Nonprofit Infographic
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How to Create a Viral Infographic for Your Nonprofit

Maybe you want to bring awareness to your nonprofit’s mission, or maybe you want to share your organization’s success with the world. You could write a lengthy, detailed newsletter to your donors, but you’re worried that going over all the critical data points might lose your reader in the weeds. If you want to grab someone’s attention and convey important info about your organization in a short period of time, make an infographic!

Nonprofit Internships
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How Nonprofits Benefit from Unpaid Internships

In the Modern World, internships are almost everywhere. Paid or unpaid, these programs offer valuable, real world experience for many who will soon enter the workforce. They give young adults the chance to gain intelligence in their field or even a simple opportunity to see if they like the field they are pursuing. Yet, internship programs are not just beneficial for the interns; they can also be fruitful for nonprofits, especially when unpaid. However, there are some working methods and careful considerations a nonprofit should be aware of before committing to an unpaid internship program, which are outlined below.

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Volunteer Management Software for Nonprofits

Do you have too many volunteers to keep track of? Luckily, that means you’re in a good spot! It’s always great to have a surplus of people willing to help, but how do you keep everyone on the same page? There are many different volunteer management softwares out there. Some are free and many are offered at an affordable price for nonprofits. They can make both your life and your volunteers’ lives easier.

Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Status
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How to File for Tax-Exempt Status

There is no doubt that your nonprofit is ready to experience the highs of seeing your work impact lives and change the community for the better, but along with those moments come the gritty details and the tedium of running a legitimate organization. One of the most important parts of that is ensuring your tax-exempt status, which can be substantial in moving your efforts forward. We’re here to provide a simple and comprehensive list of how to file for that status. There will be plenty of little details, but it doesn’t have to be a painful process!