• Nonprofits

    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.…

  • Nonprofits

    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…

  • Events,  Nonprofits

    Go Public: A Non-Profit Guide to Publicizing Events

    You can plan a perfect event or develop a great fundraising campaign but without participants and donors, there is zero chance of it being successful. The key to success? Promotion!  That’s right, promotion can not, and should not, be overlooked. Best part is, you don’t have to spend a small fortune to get it done right. Here are 8 promotion strategies your non-profit organization can implement to increase awareness about and drive participants and donors to your next event: Invite! Invite! Invite! Seems obvious, right? You’d be surprised how often organizations forget to send invitations. This may be due in part to the cost associated with it. Between the design…

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    Is Your Nonprofit Compliant?

    There are plenty of factors to consider when evaluating the the effectiveness of your charity. Regardless of your charity’s mission, compliance should be on the top of the list. If your organization isn’t compliant with local and federal laws, the likelihood of success drops dramatically. First Things First When establishing a non-profit, proper registration, certification and the development of compliant processes must be completed. It’s a good idea for existing charities to continually check and ensure these things have been taken care of and for new ones to ensure they are before they begin working toward their goals. While some of the requirements may seem cumbersome, take a step back…

  • Fundraising,  Nonprofits

    5 Reasons Nonprofits Should Outsource Fundraising

    All non-profit organizations have a common goal: raise as much money as they can to support their cause. Whether they are looking to raise awareness, solve a problem, support those in need…all nonprofits need money to achieve it. So aside from working toward their mission, which takes time and manpower, they need to dedicate time to raising the funds to achieve it. Not many nonprofits have the spare manpower nor time and are outsourcing this necessity. Is your non-profit considering using a professional fundraiser? Here are 5 reasons we think it is a good idea! Focus on YOUR mission. Chances are your staff and volunteers are passionate about the organizations…

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    NonProfit Mailing 101

    Costs for mailing appeals, thank you notes and newsletters can be really put a strain on a non-profit’s budget. Fortunately, the United States Postal Service (USPS) offers special non-profit pricing that is lower than regular mail rates.  However, not every nonprofit is eligible to use these rates. To qualify, an organization must be authorized by the USPS and even then, not all mail is subject to the special rates.   We get it….it can be confusing. We’ve outlined the basics of what you need to know to help determine whether or not your organization is eligible and if it is what to do next.   Qualifying Organizations Only specific types…

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