Understanding Legal Compliance for Nonprofit Text Messaging
Text messaging your supporters can have a lot of benefits for your nonprofit—from boosting donations to strengthening donor relationships—but only if you’re running a legally compliant campaign.
What Nonprofits Can Do to Take Cybersecurity Seriously
Having a stable and secure computer network is the first step in protecting your employee, volunteer, donor, and client data. Research has found that most nonprofits have few measures to protect against cyber-attacks – which is why our sector is being targeted.
Making the Most of the Nonprofit-Foundation Relationship
In 2020, the country’s estimated 108,000 foundations held more than a trillion dollars in assets and awarded more than $92 billion in grants to nonprofits. Working with these foundations—whether local or national—can be a powerful way to deepen your organization’s philanthropic impact.
3 Tips for Recruiting and Training Fundraising Ambassadors
Peer-to-peer fundraising is a tried and true way to deepen your nonprofit’s impact. With a well-designed peer-to-peer fundraising campaign, your organization can expand its reach, increase engagement, and boost your proceeds. Did you know there’s an easy way to take your peer-to-peer fundraising strategy to the next level?
What You Need to Know About WA's 2023 Minimum Wage and Overtime Increases
Most of you have probably implemented the overtime and minimum wage changes that went into effect on January 1, but we want to ensure that organizations are aware of all the provisions of these regulations and are not leaving themselves open to fines, back wages, or court cases by being out of compliance.
Why You Should Rethink Feasibility Studies Before Starting a Capital Campaign
Capital campaigns are big undertakings that have high stakes and potentially transformational benefits for your nonprofit and constituents. But while there are plenty of best practices to follow that will maximize your chances of success, there’s no one way to run a capital campaign.
A Quick Guide to Onboarding (part 2 of 2)
Starting a new job triggers feelings of excitement but also some level of anxiety. Haphazard or nonexistent onboarding can be detrimental. It may portray the organization negatively (as not caring about its employees) or just being lackadaisical in all its operations. However, an official onboarding plan can alleviate feelings of discomfort and point new employees in the right direction as they begin their association with you.
A Quick Guide to Hiring and Interviewing (part 1 of 2)
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.
A Guide to Hosting a Successful Online Fundraiser
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.
Get Ready for GivingTuesday on November 29, 2022!
It is now time to plan your GivingTuesday campaign!
Reduce Time on "Depleting" Activities to Prevent Leadership Burnout
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.
Helpful Resources: Grant Writing
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.
5 Key Reasons and Strategies for Hiring a Fundraising Consultant
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.
Calling All Advocates! Learn the Rules of the Road
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.
How to Use Your Online Giving Page to Boost Donor Retention
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.
Best Nonprofit Hiring Strategies: Compensation Packages 101
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.
Online Accessibility for Beginners
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."
Our Data Pros Can Help You Understand and Tell Your Story
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!
Nonprofit Investing Guide: Planning for the Future
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.
WA State L&I Employment Webinars Happening This Summer
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.