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    How Your Nonprofit can Partner with Local Schools

    Are you finding that your nonprofit is always looking for volunteers? Are you ready to engage more in-depth with your local community? As we enter into the beginning of a new school year, we’re sharing ways nonprofits can connect and engage with local schools around them. Whether it’s grade school or college, many students find themselves either looking for or in need of volunteer hours. How do you get started in establishing these connections?  Here’s our step-by-step guide. Step One: Locate nearby opportunities. Brainstorm with your staff about potential opportunities to utilize student volunteers. Is there an elementary, middle, or high school nearby? Schools with younger students may be a…

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    Summer Fundraiser Tips For Your Nonprofit

    Summertime is a sweet time of year for many. Whether you’re traveling to the beach for a well-deserved vacation or amping up operations to prepare your nonprofit for the fall, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the season. Is your nonprofit planning on holding a fundraiser or other event this summer? Today, we’re outlining ideas and tips for fundraisers that are perfect for the summer. Finding The Perfect Fundraiser Deciding the right summer fundraiser for your nonprofit will depend on a multitude of factors. Who are your volunteers and how many of them will be interested in participating? Is there a certain demographic that you want to reach?…

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    Volunteer Profiles: Sharing the Stories to Spread the Word

    It’s safe to say that most nonprofits wouldn’t be able to do all that they do without the help of their dedicated volunteers. While a good volunteer can seem hard to find, it’s important to find ways to share their stories in order to spread the word about your organization and remind them how valuable they are. Volunteers can be the key to recruiting new volunteers as people may find they relate to them and want to be a part of your mission. How do you utilize volunteers’ experiences to help you gain new support and reach a wider audience? Try volunteer profiles. People love when they can relate to…

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    Donors: Five Ways to Share the Impact Their Donation Makes

    When it comes to donating resources, it’s no surprise that people want to know where their money or time is going. This is especially true when it comes to donating finances to support a nonprofit during a fundraiser or through regular giving. While you may have never thought about it before, sharing with your donors the impact their donation makes can be the key to increasing transparency and thus increasing trust. When people can see exactly where their money is going, rather than just blindly giving, they can form ties to the cause more so than before. We’re outlining five ways to share the impact a donation dollar makes. 1.…

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    Can Donors Become Volunteers? Can Volunteers Become Donors?

    Whether you’re early in the nonprofit game or you’ve been in the business for a while, you know the importance of having a good team behind you. At WIB, we know this too. We’ve devoted entire blog posts to the topic of finding your “people,” because it’s something we believe plays a huge role in nonprofits. The reason is simple: your volunteers and donors work in conjunction with your staff to provide the behind-the-scenes support to your programs. Volunteers spend time assisting your nonprofit in events, sending out letters, updating information online, and many other important areas. Donors support your nonprofit with their finances, providing you the capability to support…

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    Nonprofit Networking Online

    Living in the digital age, you’re surrounded by opportunities to take a peek into the lives and businesses of others. Often times in-person networking events are few and far between or require you to carve out time from your busy schedule to attend. If you’re looking for a job in the nonprofit world, it can be hard to even know where to start. In this digital age, it’s up to us to take advantage of online networking opportunities both in our personal and professional lives. Today, we’re putting together a list of networking opportunities online that nonprofits as a whole, as well as their leaders, should have on their radar.…

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    Finding Your “People”

    As a nonprofit, finding the right people is a key part of fulfilling your mission. The right people supporting your nonprofit are essential in the success of your work. We’ve broken the people you need down into five categories: Employees, Donors, Board Members, Event Attendees, and Volunteers. While this list isn’t inclusive of any and all people your nonprofit may need to operate, it can help you narrow down ways to find the people you want supporting your nonprofit. Employees First and foremost, your nonprofit needs to have the right employees. Nonprofit employees are unlike any other. They’re devoted to working towards a cause they believe in and often sacrifice…

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    Five Ways to Prevent Nonprofit Employee Burnout

    If you’re involved in the world of nonprofits, employee burnout is no new topic. Because the world of nonprofits can be so hands-on and challenging, there are many factors that lead to this burnout across employees. The important thing to note is that burnout can in turn lead to larger issues like health problems and high turnover rates. Many times, nonprofit employees can find themselves feeling stretched too thin, paid too little, and torn between staying at the job they are passionate about and caring for themselves. As a nonprofit, there are some steps that are necessary to take to prevent employee burnout. We’ve outlined five steps you can take…

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    Make 2019 Your Non-Profit’s Best Year Yet

    December is the perfect time to reflect back on the year that has passed. When it comes to your non-profit, it marks time to begin assembling the annual report, prepare the final numbers, and set new goals for the new year. This can seem daunting, as when a new year approaches, so does the opportunity for new initiatives, new donors, and new ways of thinking. Help your non-profit prepare for your best year yet in 2019 with this assembled list of resolutions. Help your non-profit begin the new year with your best foot forward. Will you accept the challenge of ending 2018 strong and entering into the new year dedicated…

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    Corporate Partnerships: A How-To Guide for Non-Profit Organizations

    Most non-profit organizations can not solely rely on individual donors to met their fundraising goals. While the local business community is an excellent source of support, many NPO’s don’t know how to target them and often leave them out of their overall fundraising strategy. Targeting a business is easier than you may think. We’ll break down our 5 step tried-and-true process to help your NPO or charity organization target and connect with local businesses. Let’s get started! Identify. Determining what businesses you want to connect with is the first step. Check with your local Chamber of Commerce to get an up-to-date listing of local businesses and do a bit of…

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