Setting the Right Goals for Your Campaign: Post-Covid Tips

2022-09-12T16:03:12-04:00

“Help us figure out how much money can we raise. And we’ll decide on the scope of our project.” Consultants in the capital campaign business often get that request from nonprofits. Before deciding on a project, they want to know how much money they can raise. To be fair, it makes some sense. Perhaps when you were a kid, you saved your change in a piggy bank. When the bank was full, you broke it open, counted your money, and went to the store to spend it. But when it comes to capital campaign fundraising, that approach is badly flawed! Some [...]

Setting the Right Goals for Your Campaign: Post-Covid Tips2022-09-12T16:03:12-04:00

10 Internal Controls for Safe Nonprofit Finances

2022-08-24T10:57:05-04:00

Nonprofit accounting is unique when compared to for-profit accounting. This is primarily because nonprofits agree to reinvest all of their revenue back into the mission at hand in exchange for tax-exempt status. This means nonprofits need to be a lot more transparent about their finances in order to ensure accountability to their generous donors. Due to this transparency and the need to be accountable to donors, nonprofits carefully implement internal controls designed to keep finances safe and prevent misuse. Internal controls are policies and decisions made to prevent the misappropriation of nonprofit funds. In this guide, we’ll dive into ten common [...]

10 Internal Controls for Safe Nonprofit Finances2022-08-24T10:57:05-04:00

Nonprofit To-Do List for the “New Normal”

2021-12-06T14:59:09-05:00

Strategies to help manage and improve your organization's operations during COVID-19 COURSE COST: FREE Enroll In Course About Author Colleen Duerr Ms. Duerr is the President of Shifting Gears Consulting, an independent consulting firm that focuses on training, communications, writing, and sales/fundraising support for both for-profit and not-for-profit entities. She gained her experience in financial services as a Vice President with CoreStates Bank in Philadelphia, PA where she sold treasury management services to the large corporate market. She also served on many internal product development teams and conducted training sessions in the areas of Trade Show Management, Certified Cash [...]

Nonprofit To-Do List for the “New Normal”2021-12-06T14:59:09-05:00

Top Nonprofit Organizations on the Web

2022-03-08T17:57:44-05:00

There are thousands of great nonprofits, but do you ever wonder which nonprofit organizations get the most traction on the web?  I did, which is why I have put in the countless hours into multiple editions of the semi-annual 100 Top Nonprofit Organizations List. Quality Metrics Not Opinion I saw no real value in simply spouting off my opinions as to which organizations are the best and assuming others should place great value in this (gasp, a millennial said that?).  I also didn't want to create a fantastic list while holding the formulas behind a shroud of mystery, so I chose a series [...]

Top Nonprofit Organizations on the Web2022-03-08T17:57:44-05:00
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