• Financial Literacy for the Long Term

    Financial Literacy for the Long Term: To ensure a strong future, nonprofits need to close the gaps in their fiscal knowledge. From Philanthropy MattersUntil recently, the financial focus of midsize nonprofits was simply to break even. That focus has shifted, changing the ways nonprofits operate and placing greater emphasis on nonprofits’ financial knowledge—and gaps in that knowledge.Continue… Read more

  • Are You a Good Board Member?

    Written by Claudette G. Baker Let’s assume the nonprofit board you are currently serving on did everything right to get you to agree to serve on their board.  That means in the recruitment process expectations – the 3Ts (time, talent, treasure) or 3Ws (work, wisdom, wealth) were covered in detail.  You said “yes” because youContinue… Read more

  • Community Giving & The Benifits of Non-Profit Status

    By Lori Riggs It is annual charitable giving campaign season and if your group has 501(c) (3) non-profit status, you may be eligible to register with local charitable agencies.  Organizations, such as the United Way, post “Public Notices” in newspapers or on web media seeking charitable, voluntary, health, education and welfare organizations with a 501(c)Continue… Read more

  • Keep It Local

    Submitted by Lori Riggs There is a current push in the retail and business world to “buy local”.  Have you considered seeking local funds from community philanthropists or service groups?  Seeking local funds and small grants as a means of sustainability may be one key to survival.  While it’s always good to think BIG, oneContinue… Read more

  • Philanthropic and Formula Funding

    Submitted by Lori Riggs The Foundation Center is a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide.  Established in 1956, the Foundation Center site allows you to gather and analyze data or participate in training as it relates to your funding topic or interest.  It also connects people globally to the resources they need toContinue… Read more

  • 7 Steps to Writing a Basic Business Plan

    Writing a business plan? You have an idea or a product that everyone says “You should start a business and sell your product”. “You can be your own boss and make money” or “This is great! People really need this”. Yes, you can write this yourself. After all who knows you and your idea betterContinue… Read more