The Best Nonprofit Tips
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Here is your cheat sheet to the nonprofit sector's most intricate topics. Here, we cover everything from filing your form 1023 to setting up a board of directors, with step-by-step guides, examples, and recommendations.
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All the best tips to achieve your nonprofit goals

How to start a nonprofit

Board management

Nonprofit project management

Volunteer management

How to Build the Perfect Nonprofit Board of Directors

Want to know how to build the perfect board of directors to lead your nonprofit? Look no further!

Putting together a killer team of directors to sit on your board is one of the first and most important steps to carry out when creating a nonprofit. Here, we answer all your questions from recruitment and board types to various roles and expectations.

Project Management: All the Tips and Tools Your Nonprofit Needs

Want a foolpoof guide to making a success of your projects? Read on!

Project management is all about taking a little time now to save a lot of time later. Given how project-oriented nonprofit work is,we want to equip you with the best tips out there. In this article, we will give you a simple 5-step process to follow as well as some helpful tools to guide you along the way.

The Ultimate Guide to National Change of Address (NCOA)

How can you maintain connections with constant changes in address? We will show you how!

Maintaining relationships is critical for a growing nonprofit, but this can be difficult when every year, tens of millions of Americans move to new addresses (that number includes a percentage of your established donors and members). In this article, you will learn about the National Change Of Address (NCOA) service and how you can use it to stay connected with your community. Don't let your contact list become obselete, we will show you how!

Everything You Need to Know About Nonprofit Bylaws

Unsure how to go about creating bylaws for your organization? We have broken down all of the details here!

Bylaws are the backbone of your organization and come recommended highly by the IRS. While not mandatory in every state, they are an important part of the 501c3 application process and can make becoming a nonprofit a whole lot easier.

How To Choose the Best Volunteer Management Software
(+ 5 of the Best Ones on the Market)

Thinking of buying a volunteer management software? Not sure? This article gives you everything you need to make the right choice!

The right volunteer management software can help you automate monotonous processes, save precious time, and achieve your goals in the most efficient way possible. We want to show you what to look for, help you define your own personal criteria, and give you 5 of the best available options. Enjoy!

How to Start a Nonprofit In 4 Steps

Want to know how to start a nonprofit from scratch? Here is your answer in 4 simple steps!

Congratulations! You have decided to jump head first into the nonprofit world and make positive change in the world. So, that means it is time to get down to brass tacks and begin the official process of formalizing your nonprofit organization. In this article we will break down the four major steps that you need to follow.

The Best Insurance for Nonprofits in 2022

Need cover from financial loss, but not sure where to look? Here are your options!

Churches and other nonprofits participate in a wide variety of activities, many of which involve different risks. To ensure your organization is protected from unexpected financial losses resulting from accidents or situational liability, it is important to find a proper insurance policy (or policies). In this article, we will help you do just that!

The Best Banks (& Accounts) For Your Nonprofit in 2022

Thinking about opening up a bank account for your nonprofit? Here are some things to consider!

Choosing the right bank for your organization is more important than you might think. You should ask yourself whether the bank shares your values or has experience working with nonprofits. Ultimately, there are many factors to consider and we will help you every step along the decision making process.

Our Nonprofit Experts

All of our nonprofit tips are written by philanthropy experts who have actively participated in the nonprofit sector.

They give you their best trade secrets, insider tips, and recount some crucial lessons to help get you and your organization off to the best start possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do new nonprofits need most?

First and foremost, a new nonprofit needs clear direction. From that comes everything else. This can be achieved with such tools as a mission statement, vision statement, and needs assessment.

How can I improve my nonprofit?

The first step to improving your nonprofit is to evaluate where you are in relation to your goals and double down on the areas you are lacking. Ask your employees or volunteers for feedback and always refer back to your mission statement!

How do you successfully fundraise for a nonprofit?

Ultimately, successful nonprofit fundraising takes good project management skills. The better you get at project management, the more effective your fundraising ventures will be.

How do I organize my small nonprofit?

Putting together a competent board of directors is the best place to start when it comes to organizing your nonprofit. Remember that a minimum of 3 key members are usually required for recognition as an official board.