Understanding the 4 Key Nonprofit Financial Roles: A Guide


Nonprofits are typically composed of hardworking professionals who wear many hats. While each staff member may have a specific title like “fundraising director” or “project manager,” they often take on a wider range of responsibilities. This could mean handling tasks from donor communications to procurement to event planning to accomplish everything that needs to be done to further the organization’s mission. However, some areas of nonprofit work require more specialization. In particular, effective financial management relies on having experts on your team with specific skills and knowledge in that area. That’s right, experts, plural. In this guide, we’ll cover the four financial roles your [...]

Understanding the 4 Key Nonprofit Financial Roles: A Guide2024-02-13T16:48:49-05:00

5 Essential Benefits of Employee Training for Nonprofits


The nonprofit sector is filled with shifting best practices, emerging technology solutions, and noteworthy trends. To continue generating a meaningful impact on the lives of those you serve, you and your staff members need to adopt a mindset for continuous learning, whether that’s researching cryptocurrency donations or exploring how to inspire birthday fundraisers on your nonprofit’s behalf. By investing in employee training opportunities, your nonprofit can equip its staff with the latest tips and tools for success. But if you’re tight on funds, it can be challenging to make room for training in the budget. In this guide, we’ll cover five reasons why [...]

5 Essential Benefits of Employee Training for Nonprofits2024-01-02T15:51:00-05:00

Compensation Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations: 4 FAQs


Picture this: You’re a mid-size nonprofit with a tight budget. You’re doing your best to engage your employees and compensate them for the value they bring to your organization, but many leave after working with you for only a short amount of time. All of your efforts to retain your employees feel like attempting to hold water in a sieve. So, what do you do? While a strong retention strategy encompasses more than just pay and benefits, you may want to start by re-evaluating your compensation philosophy and approach with the help of an experienced compensation consultant. You may have worked [...]

Compensation Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations: 4 FAQs2023-12-01T09:45:08-05:00

3 Self-Care Tips for Hardworking Nonprofit Professionals


Nonprofit professionals work hard to push their organization’s missions forward, whether that’s through hosting events or creating marketing materials. However, because of all the hard work they do, they’re at higher risk of developing burnout at their jobs. That’s where self-care comes in—by taking care of your needs, you’ll be able to stay engaged and do right by your beneficiaries. This guide includes self-care tips nonprofit leaders can use to create a more positive nonprofit working experience for their employees. We’ll also include tips from the for-profit world to help mitigate burnout. Let’s get started! 1. Manage work time effectively. For many nonprofit [...]

3 Self-Care Tips for Hardworking Nonprofit Professionals2023-10-20T17:44:51-04:00

What Should Growing Nonprofits Look For in a CRM? 4 Features


As your nonprofit expands, you will need more advanced tools and technology to manage supporter relationships, streamline operations, and measure impact. One such tool is a customer relationship management (CRM) system. A CRM allows you to track, store, and analyze data related to your supporters and day-to-day operations. However, not all CRMs are created equal, and finding one that aligns with your nonprofit’s evolving needs can be a challenge. In this guide, we’ll explore five essential features that growing organizations should look for in a CRM. Whether you’re new to CRMs or looking for an upgrade, these insights will help you choose the [...]

What Should Growing Nonprofits Look For in a CRM? 4 Features2023-09-01T18:47:06-04:00

Nonprofit Financial Audits: 5 Frequently Asked Questions


One of the main benefits of registering as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit is that your organization is exempt from paying most taxes. With this provision, you can reinvest all of your revenue back into your organization to help further your mission. However, it might lead you to wonder whether your nonprofit is also exempt from audits. Although the answer to that question is no, nonprofit audits tend to work differently from audits of businesses’ or individuals’ finances, which are usually conducted by the IRS. While there are occasional exceptions, most nonprofit financial audits occur independently of the IRS and are instead conducted by third-party auditors. [...]

Nonprofit Financial Audits: 5 Frequently Asked Questions2023-06-29T14:06:33-04:00

How to Use Data Management to Forecast Fundraising Revenue


Before renting an apartment or purchasing a car, you would first decide whether you can afford the purchase. For major everyday purchases like these, affordability is determined by comparing your income to the cost, and the same is true for nonprofit budgets. Since nonprofits depend on charitable donations, their income may seem unpredictable. However, your nonprofit can use its data to predict the results of your future fundraisers. In this guide, we’ll explore three data management tips to help your nonprofit forecast fundraising revenue: Expand your nonprofit’s database Identify revenue patterns Analyze past fundraising results When you manage your data responsibly, [...]

How to Use Data Management to Forecast Fundraising Revenue2023-06-21T09:51:34-04:00

5 Unique Ideas for Nonprofit Conference Presentations


Are you presenting at an upcoming nonprofit conference? Perhaps your organization has empowered you to share your mission as the designated storyteller for your cause. This can be an exciting yet nerve-wracking opportunity. Planning a successful conference presentation goes beyond just hitting your primary talking points. To drive your message home, it’s important to think of original, unexpected ways to connect with and engage your audience on a deeper level. To help you get started, we’ve come up with five conference presentation tips to engage your audience in a unique way: Start with a story Conduct an imagination exercise Take an audience poll [...]

5 Unique Ideas for Nonprofit Conference Presentations2023-06-12T12:17:22-04:00
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