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Nonprofit Board Checklist: Roles & Responsibilities

Maintaining an effective board of directors, communicating their roles and responsibilities, and holding the board accountable is critical to the growth of every nonprofit. Here’s a useful checklist for your board to follow: Understand plans/programs for fundraising Endorse the case why someone should contribute to the nonprofit Contribute the fullest measure of means Offer names …

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Keys to Ensure Your Next Special Event Is a Success!

A poorly executed and disorganized special event can have the potential of generating unfavorable publicity for your nonprofit, faith-based organization, or agency. Here are some pointers to make sure your event is a success:   Select a chairperson who is qualified and will work hard Solicit volunteers who are organized and ready to help Choose …

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9 Special Event Strategies for Nonprofit Capacity-Building

Special events are a great way to build awareness of your organization or cause, raise funds, and recruit board members and volunteers. They can also be time-consuming, costly, and lead to staff burnout if not approached strategically. Before you launch headlong into a special event, consider these tried-and-true capacity-building tactics: ►Hold a “signature event,” something …

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Charitable Solicitation Laws FAQs

Below are frequently asked questions The INS Group has heard from clients when establishing a new nonprofit or when creating a strategic fund development plan. Where do I register my nonprofit with the state or how do I know if our organization has registered and is current? Most states now require that charities, nonprofits, and …

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A Checklist for Creating a Donor-Friendly Website

      Here are some simple steps you can take to make it easier for visitors to your website to get involved with your nonprofit: ►Keep your website simple and easy to use. ►Clearly say what you do and who you serve. ►Articulate the difference you make. ►Put a button on your home page …

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8 Keys to Smart Fundraising

Generating gifts that can transform your nonprofit and its impact depends on creating a culture of philanthropy at your organization, and building donor loyalty. To help do that, you should: 1. Raise awareness — internally and externally — of community needs. 2. Get to know donors and the causes they care about. 3. Recognize donors’ …

Posted in Capacity Building, Donors, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy

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14 Strategies for Running an Effective Nonprofit Board Meeting

            ►Issue a notice of the meeting to all board members, including the location, time, and an agenda ►Implement a system for board members to confirm their attendance in advance ►Board chair may distribute a more detailed agenda at the meeting ►Chair should lead with a brief summary of what …

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Planning a Special Nonprofit Event? 8 Benefits of Using a Planner

Whether you only hold an annual fundraising gala or host multiple events throughout the year, outsourcing the logistics to an event planner — while your organization focuses on raising funds — will be one of the smartest moves you can make.  A planner can help select the venue, create invitations and event materials, source entertainment …

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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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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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