cause awareness days weeks and months 2021 - 2021 sign

Are you ready to plan for your upcoming fundraising year? Check out the list of awareness dates and holidays to make sure you don’t miss any fundraising opportunities! Cause awareness days, weeks, and months are a fantastic way to link your school, nonprofit, or business to the greater good. In 2020, we published a list

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set up fundraising committee

“Who’s going to do all the work?” Use this checklist as a guide to help you get started in setting up a new fundraising committee. Be sure to find out if there are any rules or guidelines that need to be followed if you’re setting up a committee at an already established place such as

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what we learned about fundraising in 2020 - rearview mirror

2020 was a tough year, but it forced us as a nonprofit fundraising community to innovate and renovate in amazing ways that will resonate long into the future. So what exactly did we learn about fundraising in 2020? These are some of the top takeaways. Takeaway 1: People are Generous in a Crisis In November,

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not-for-profit questions - woman wondering

Are you thinking about starting a not-for-profit? The following list of questions will help you get an overview of what it takes to get started. Starting a not-for-profit, nonprofit, or NGO includes many of the same considerations as starting a C Corp. The biggest difference is that you are not operating with the sole intent

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nonprofit work from home

In the past several months, COVID-19 has significantly impacted almost every aspect of day-to-day life, from social distancing guidelines to a looming economic recession. Similarly, businesses and organizations everywhere have seen radical shifts in management strategies as entire workforces transition to work-from-home. While there are several major advantages to remote working practices, one of the

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We may be stuck at home, anxiety-ridden and worried about our new quarantine reality, but that is not a reason to put your nonprofit on hold, however! Nonprofits all over the country are adapting in creative ways. New tools and resources to help you are being developed on a daily basis, including dozens of new

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Nonprofits fundraise. It’s a fact of life and a necessity of existence. Successful fundraising efforts mean a robust community, filled with engaged donors and healthy programs. A lesser known component of fundraising, and therefore a nonprofit’s success, is compliance with state fundraising and charitable solicitation laws. The topic of fundraising compliance is foreign to many

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content management system

As a nonprofit, much of your focus revolves around fundraising. After all, you can’t successfully run your programs and work toward your mission without sufficient funds. Your nonprofit website is a key component in this process. Without an effective fundraising website, you won’t bring in nearly as many donations as you could. Choosing the right

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awareness dates 2020

Are you ready to plan for the upcoming fundraising year? Check out the list of awareness dates and holidays to make sure you don’t miss any fundraising opportunities! Most global cause awareness days and months stay the same in 2020, as they were in 2019. We found a few new ones to add to the

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volunteer liability waiver

If your nonprofit needs a waiver of any sort for your volunteers, there are some key features you should consider. After all, to most people, waivers aren’t the most exciting part of a volunteer process. But it’s an incredibly important one! Therefore, working to be sure your volunteer program’s waivers are functional, engaging, helpful, and

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nonprofit startup cost

You have a wonderful cause that is helping your community and you want to become an official nonprofit charity. So your question is likely, “What are the typical startup costs for a nonprofit?” The answer is, “It depends!” It depends on where you are, how big you think your budget will be, and where you

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plan a fundraising calendar

In fundraising, we spend a good amount of time talking about fundraising goals. But we often spend little to no time planning a calendar for how we are going to meet those goals. And, as French author Antoine de Saint- Exupéry coined: “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” Here’s a step-by-step guide

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should you start nonprofit

It is relatively easy to file the paperwork to start a nonprofit organization. The question is if you should start a new nonprofit. Being a charity is much more than filing a form. Successful nonprofit founders invest years of their lives, almost always as volunteers, to put together their organizations. It takes time, money, resources,

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