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Where to Find Your First 100 Donors for Your New Nonprofit

Where to Find Your First 100 Donors for Your New Nonprofit

EVERY new nonprofit needs donors to fund their work. In fact, the more donors you have, the more money you can raise. Seems obvious, right? We encourage people to build their donor base to at least 1,000 donors to start.…

Recordkeeping Basics for Nonprofits

Recordkeeping Basics for Nonprofits

There's a well-worn cliché that says, "If it's not in writing, it didn't happen".  When it comes to your nonprofit, no truer statement was ever uttered!  But, unless you are the uber-organized type who just instinctively writes everything down, documentation…

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Tips on How a Nonprofit Can Partner With Businesses

Mixing business and charity seems like it's all the rage. Done well, it can be an effective way to both further the mission and raise financial support. In this post, we're going to explore examples of each.

How to Raise Money to Cover Startup Costs

How to Raise Money to Cover Startup Costs

Starting a new nonprofit is exciting! You have a chance to make a difference and change lives. Paying for it can be nerve-wracking or even downright scary, especially if you haven’t done much fundraising before. There are registration fees to…

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Get Your Board’s Help with Year-End Fundraising

The end of the year is THE BEST time of year for fundraising. And it’s a great time to get your Board involved in helping you raise money. But if you’re like most, your Board doesn’t do a whole lot…

Effective Budgeting for Nonprofits

Effective Budgeting for Nonprofits

A common mistake made by both businesses and nonprofits alike is the failure to budget income and expenses.  Far too often, it's a see-what-comes-in mentality that rules the day, with no attempt to plan, manage, or adapt to changing financial…

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Maximize Giving Tuesday for Your Small Nonprofit

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that has grown into the world’s biggest giving movement and gets bigger every year. Donors in the United States gave a whopping $2.47 billion to nonprofits on Giving Tuesday in 2020, up…

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