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4 Tips to Plan Effective Nonprofit Board Presentations

4 Tips to Plan Effective Nonprofit Board Presentations

Published Aug 02, 2023 04:21 PM

Board members are a nonprofit’s strategic innovators. They review information about the organization’s strategies and finances, hear from stakeholders about successes and challenges, and create plans to achieve greater future success.

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Giving Trends Call Out the Importance of Attracting New Donors

Giving Trends Call Out the Importance of Attracting New Donors

Published Jul 24, 2023 01:55 PM

Giving USA Foundation recently released their 2023 report on giving trends in the U.S., and there are plenty of takeaways that nonprofits should pay attention to.

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3 Accounting Tips for Nonprofits After a Fundraiser

3 Accounting Tips for Nonprofits After a Fundraiser

Published Jul 17, 2023 01:15 PM

Your nonprofit’s fundraising events serve a myriad of purposes, from building relationships with donors to spreading awareness for your cause. But, primarily, your events aim to raise money.

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Fundraising Advisory Services: Minimize the Guesswork and Maximize Results

Fundraising Advisory Services: Minimize the Guesswork and Maximize Results

Published Jul 11, 2023 11:49 AM

Everyone needs to raise money for their mission, but not everyone knows how to do it. We’ve got an incredible opportunity for you to work with an experienced fundraiser who can assess your organization’s capacity to raise funds, develop intentional strategies to help you get to the next level, and mobilize your board along the way.

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A Crash Course in Planned Giving

A Crash Course in Planned Giving

Published Jun 16, 2023 03:36 PM

When nonprofits think of raising large sums of money, they usually think of major donors, corporate partnerships, or grants. Another way to raise funds is through planned giving, an often overlooked type of gift. Learn what planned giving is, its benefits, and some tips for getting started.

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Washington Cares Fund: Paycheck Deductions Begin on July 1

Washington Cares Fund: Paycheck Deductions Begin on July 1

Published Jun 15, 2023 02:01 PM

Starting on July 1, nonprofits in Washington need to deduct premiums from their employee's paychecks to fund the Washington Cares Fund, a state-operated long-term care insurance program open to anyone 18+.

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4 Strategies to Build Stronger Major Donor Relationships

4 Strategies to Build Stronger Major Donor Relationships

Published Jun 05, 2023 03:43 PM

Major donors likely provide a significant portion of your organization’s funding, and they’re essential to keeping the nonprofit sector running smoothly.

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Understanding Legal Compliance for Nonprofit Text Messaging

Understanding Legal Compliance for Nonprofit Text Messaging

Published May 30, 2023 03:35 PM

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.

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What Nonprofits Can Do to Take Cybersecurity Seriously

What Nonprofits Can Do to Take Cybersecurity Seriously

Published Mar 13, 2023 03:20 PM

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.

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Making the Most of the Nonprofit-Foundation Relationship

Making the Most of the Nonprofit-Foundation Relationship

Published Feb 16, 2023 12:29 PM

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.

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3 Tips for Recruiting and Training Fundraising Ambassadors

3 Tips for Recruiting and Training Fundraising Ambassadors

Published Feb 07, 2023 05:43 PM

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?

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What You Need to Know About WA's 2023 Minimum Wage and Overtime Increases

What You Need to Know About WA's 2023 Minimum Wage and Overtime Increases

Published Jan 26, 2023 12:00 PM

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.

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Rethinking Nonprofit Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies

Rethinking Nonprofit Capital Campaign Feasibility Studies

Published Jan 10, 2023 04:30 PM

Capital campaigns are major undertakings that have high stakes and potentially transformational benefits for your nonprofit and the community it serves. This is why it’s essential to conduct a thorough capital campaign feasibility study ahead of time to ensure you’re ready to launch such a large campaign.

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A Quick Guide to Onboarding (part 2 of 2)

A Quick Guide to Onboarding (part 2 of 2)

Published Dec 06, 2022 05:03 PM

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.

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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 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Hire a Fundraising Consultant

5 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Hire a Fundraising Consultant

Published Sep 23, 2022 04:05 PM

Nonprofits are resourceful, but sometimes you need an extra hand with more in-depth expertise to help you find new donors or work out kinks in your strategy. If your organization needs a fundraising boost but isn’t sure how to get there, hiring a fundraising consultant could be the answer.

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