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Is Your Nonprofit Ready to Take on Social Entrepreneurship?

Multiple nonprofits have successfully become social enterprises to create new revenue streams and further their mission. Girl Scouts of the USA sells cookies and empowers girls, Juma Ventures operates concessions stands and employs economically disadvantaged teens, and the Women’s Bean Project hires women with backgrounds of chronic unemployment to manufacture gourmet goods. Social enterprise means …

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Protecting Your Nonprofit with a Robust Social Media Policy

Last year offered no shortage of high-profile political events. From the presidential election to Black Lives Matter, millions of people took to social media to share their viewpoints. Due to their tax status, however, nonprofits play by a different set of rules when it comes to the online sphere. Nonprofits must comply with well-known federal …

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Do’s & Don’ts When Creating an Annual Operating Plan

One of the most important components of an organization’s strategic plan is the annual “operating plan.” This details the major goals and activities to be accomplished during the upcoming fiscal year. A few dos and don’ts:      DON’T exclude people who will be responsible for implementing your plan.      DO create an action …

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How to Best Communicate Your Nonprofit Strategic Plan

An organization’s strategic plan is a blueprint to the future that allows leadership to evaluate its mission to determine strategy, advance its mission, and set realistic goals and objectives. The plan, however, should not be created and left to collect dust in a file drawer. Some stakeholders should get complete copies of your plan, including …

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Capacity Building Grants for Nonprofits: Trend and Resources

This article was written by Ruth Peebles, MPA, President of The INS Group for eCivis, Inc, the nation’s leading grants management software solution and the ideal platform for improving local governments’ and community-based organizations’ grants performance. For more information about eCivis, visit www.ecivis.com. To read the full article, click here.

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Seven Things Every Nonprofit Should Do Annually

According to a study conducted by the University of Scranton and published by the Journal of Clinical Psychology in December 2012, 45% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions. Though only 8% of those are successful in reaching their goals, the study also showed that people who explicitly make resolutions are ten times more likely to …

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Nonprofit Budget Fundamentals

It’s no surprise that effective budgeting is an essential part of ensuring an organization’s growth and sustainability. Knowing where your dollars are coming from and going to seems like a basic concept…right? Well, for many nonprofits, especially for start-ups, the realm of budgeting is a new and intimidating territory. Let’s start by taking a look …

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A New Look at Program Evaluation

If the words “program evaluation” make you cringe, it’s time to take another look at the process. In the past, methods of program evaluation were geared towards compiling the most scientifically accurate, valid and reliable data, and in quantities large enough to cure even the most stubborn case of insomnia. Evaluations were focused on specifics …

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