Now what? Fundraising In A COVID World
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Fundraising in a COVID World Never have nonprofits been more challenged in their fundraising efforts than now.  The cancellations of all events, loss of income for donors and larger donors redirecting funds to emergency pandemic needs have directly impacted the 1.8 million nonprofits across the United States.  Meanwhile we all are trying to do that […]

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How Your Nonprofit Can Be Ready for COVID Relief Loans and other benefits from the CARES Act
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The Unique Opportunity While we hope the government will understand the differences between the for-profit businesses and nonprofit corporations, consider that you may be filling out loans written for businesses and speaking with loan officers who may not be aware of how nonprofits are different.  Unlike most grantors, they may be less interested in your […]

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How to Make a Nonprofit Organization

So you want to know how to make non profit organization? In my career I have met hundreds of nonprofit founders.  They are kind, caring and passionate. The work they do brings joy, fulfillment, financial security, safety and happiness to the lives of those they serve and these founders know the work they are doing makes […]

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When Disaster Happens

There are always unexpected situations in nonprofit organizations. Sometimes a key person leaves the organization or a fundraiser goes bad and doesn’t raise the money you planned. These are areas that you can somewhat control by finding someone new, changing a fundraiser or doing another fundraiser to find funds. Other times the disaster is out […]

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Communications for Nonprofits

Telling your story requires communication on numerous levels and to various audiences. Making your nonprofit stand out requires a clear, compelling, and convincing message that is consistently delivered across all segments of populations you seek to influence. Where do you start and how can this work best for your organization’s success? 1. The Strategic Plan […]

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Nonprofit Project Evaluation

Evaluation Nonprofit organizations are responsible to the community it serves. They are set up to provide services, solve problems and improve the quality of life for people. Up until a couple of decades ago, funding to support organizations would be handed to nonprofits without proof that the work being done was successful. With 1.8 million […]

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The 5 Ps of Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is a key component of a successful and sustainable nonprofit organization.  Strategic plans guide the board of directors and staff in prioritization of activities. Focusing on the goals and objectives of the organization helps to manage the day to day work.  Strategic plans require care in their development. These 5 steps of the […]

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Corporate Sponsorships

Co-Branding When I co-founded the Northern Colorado Nonprofit Resource Center it was partly based on the fact that I’d been approached by lots of businesses to share their information with my nonprofit contacts. This became an impossible task because of how many businesses and nonprofits wanted to know about each other. So I created the […]

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Getting Ready for Writing Grants

I obtained my first grant when I was about 20 years old working for a local nonprofit organization that provided food and education resources for licensed home child care providers. It was a $100,000 state grant that allowed us to train unlicensed providers and get them licensed. With my boss, we wrote, submitted, obtained, delivered […]

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