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A Quick Guide to Hiring and Interviewing (part 1 of 2)

A Quick Guide to Hiring and Interviewing (part 1 of 2)

Published Nov 16, 2022 04:24 PM

Most leaders will agree that the engines moving them forward are their people. So, making smart hiring decisions is critical. Although all businesses have recruitment challenges (especially in the current turnover environment), nonprofits often have unique staffing issues that make it more difficult for them to find and retain exceptional talent.

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A Guide to Hosting a Successful Online Fundraiser

A Guide to Hosting a Successful Online Fundraiser

Published Nov 03, 2022 04:45 PM

A lasting legacy of the pandemic has been the rise of virtual galas and other types of online fundraisers as a viable way to raise dollars. As one of the newer opportunities in the nonprofit world, online events generally have the most potential for improvement.

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Get Ready for GivingTuesday on November 29, 2022!

Get Ready for GivingTuesday on November 29, 2022!

Published Nov 01, 2022 02:35 PM

It is now time to plan your GivingTuesday campaign!

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Reduce Time on "Depleting" Activities to Prevent Leadership Burnout

Reduce Time on "Depleting" Activities to Prevent Leadership Burnout

Published Oct 12, 2022 02:55 PM

As we move to address the various challenges brought upon by the pandemic and related economic burdens, let's take this as an opportunity to rethink how we run our organizations from the top to the bottom.

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Helpful Resources: Grant Writing

Published Oct 07, 2022 12:00 AM

Of the 87,142 foundations operating in the United States, 1,329 are in Washington State, and they awarded more than $3.9 billion to nonprofits in 2013. While individual gifts are an important avenue of generating revenue, the importance of grants and applying for grants cannot be ignored. We provide helpful grant writing resources and referrals that can help you raise the funds you need to support your mission.

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5 Key Reasons and Strategies for Hiring a Fundraising Consultant

5 Key Reasons and Strategies for Hiring a Fundraising Consultant

Published Sep 23, 2022 04:05 PM

Nonprofits are resourceful, but sometimes having an extra hand with more in-depth expertise can help you work out kinks in your organization’s strategy. Just as you invest in your organization by training your board and acquiring great employees, hiring a fundraising consultant is an incredible way to invest in your nonprofit’s success.

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Calling All Advocates! Learn the Rules of the Road

Calling All Advocates! Learn the Rules of the Road

Published Sep 21, 2022 12:05 PM

Nonprofits have led the charge on many of the major movements that have changed our country. Whether it’s child labor laws, food regulations, women’s right to vote, racial and LGBTQ equality laws, or employee rights – the nonprofit sector played a substantial role in giving these movements life at the grassroots level.

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How to Use Your Online Giving Page to Boost Donor Retention

How to Use Your Online Giving Page to Boost Donor Retention

Published Sep 20, 2022 02:15 PM

A donation page is a powerful tool for nonprofits. From expanding your reach to attracting new donors, your nonprofit needs a strong online presence—and this includes a well-designed donation page. However, simply bringing new donors to your page isn’t enough. You also want supporters to stick around for the long term and become recurring donors.

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Best Nonprofit Hiring Strategies: Compensation Packages 101

Best Nonprofit Hiring Strategies: Compensation Packages 101

Published Aug 22, 2022 03:55 PM

Offering a competitive compensation package is key to leading a successful nonprofit hiring process. Attractive compensation offerings appeal to prospective employees in the recruitment phase and can even lead to increased employee retention down the road.

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Online Accessibility for Beginners

Online Accessibility for Beginners

Published Aug 18, 2022 03:15 PM

With the development of so many incredible technologies available to us today, the best choices for nonprofits should keep accessibility in mind. Simply said: "When websites and web tools are properly designed and coded, people with disabilities can use them."

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Our Data Pros Can Help You Understand and Tell Your Story

Our Data Pros Can Help You Understand and Tell Your Story

Published Aug 11, 2022 02:45 PM

Famous statistician, professor, and author W. Edwards Deming wrote: "In God we trust. All others must bring data." We can help you bring the data!

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Nonprofit Investing Guide: Planning for the Future

Nonprofit Investing Guide: Planning for the Future

Published Jul 27, 2022 03:49 PM

As a nonprofit leader, you’ve likely spent significant time and energy planning your organization’s long-term programmatic growth. In order to put those plans into action and maximize your impact on the community, you need to take financial literacy seriously and plan for your nonprofit’s financial future.

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WA State L&I Employment Webinars Happening This Summer

WA State L&I Employment Webinars Happening This Summer

Published Jul 08, 2022 04:44 PM

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) is hosting a series of free webinars that provide both workers and employers the chance to learn more about the state’s employment laws.

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Grant opportunities – Summer 2022

Grant opportunities – Summer 2022

Published Jun 23, 2022 01:54 PM

Need additional funding this summer? Take a look at these grant opportunities with deadlines that are either coming up soon or are being offered on a rolling basis.

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Nonprofit MBA Podcast: Workplace Strategies for Nonprofits

Published Jun 09, 2022 10:55 AM

Like employers in other sectors, nonprofits are facing workforce challenges. These challenges include turnover, job abandonment, shifting expectations about transparency and involvement in decisions, and dissatisfaction with pay and benefits.

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What to Include in Your Nonprofit's Branding Document

What to Include in Your Nonprofit's Branding Document

Published Jun 02, 2022 02:10 PM

Nonprofit branding is used to define your organization, portray your mission, and represent your cause to the world. Maintaining consistency in your brand will help you develop and maintain a presence that accurately reflects these important concepts for supporters.

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The 2021 King County Nonprofit Employee Engagement Report

The 2021 King County Nonprofit Employee Engagement Report

Published May 09, 2022 03:33 PM

Most nonprofit jobs require knowledge of the sector and professional expertise. This is reflected in the high education levels in the nonprofit workforce. However, community-based nonprofits tend to have lower pay levels compared to the government, philanthropy, education, and health care sectors. This makes it challenging to attract and retain well-qualified employees.

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Lift Up the Voices of Nonprofits

Lift Up the Voices of Nonprofits

Published Apr 07, 2022 02:45 PM

There’s no better time to lift up the voices of the nonprofit sector than now, especially with the various challenges our communities are facing.

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A Crash Course in Solicitation Registration for Nonprofits

A Crash Course in Solicitation Registration for Nonprofits

Published Apr 04, 2022 11:55 AM

Like all organizations, nonprofits are subject to a range of regulations that dictate how they can and cannot operate in particular jurisdictions. As a nonprofit professional, one of the most important and prominent regulations you’ve likely encountered is charitable solicitation registration.

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Beyond Birthday Fundraisers: Ways to Use Social Fundraising

Beyond Birthday Fundraisers: Ways to Use Social Fundraising

Published Mar 28, 2022 05:34 PM

If you search on Google for the term "Facebook fundraising" in 2022, you might still see developments from 2017 (such as Facebook (Meta) releasing “birthday fundraisers”) as some of the top trending topics.

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