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A Guide to Nurturing Member Relationships

A Guide to Nurturing Member Relationships

Published Jan 30, 2024 12:06 PM

A successful nonprofit membership program depends upon one thing: its members! As the lifeblood of your membership program, it’s vital to keep members satisfied, engaged, and invested. Ultimately, the most important metric when determining a membership program’s success is your relationships with your members.

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Personalizing at Scale: AI for Tailored Donor Communications

Personalizing at Scale: AI for Tailored Donor Communications

Published Dec 29, 2023 03:00 PM

There’s a lot of buzz about artificial intelligence in the nonprofit space, and for good reason. This technology has diverse on-the-ground use cases that can improve nonprofits’ workflows and reduce menial tasks.

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4 Tips to Train Your Volunteers for Your Upcoming Gala

4 Tips to Train Your Volunteers for Your Upcoming Gala

Published Dec 05, 2023 04:35 PM

Running a fundraising gala is no easy task. Between marketing your event, getting your technology in place, and setting up your event space, you’ve got your plate full. Luckily, you don’t have to plan and lead your gala alone!

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Starting January 1, 2024, WA is Raising the Minimum Wage and Overtime Salary Threshold

Starting January 1, 2024, WA is Raising the Minimum Wage and Overtime Salary Threshold

Published Nov 21, 2023 05:15 PM

Starting January 1, WA’s minimum wage will increase to $16.28 per hour for employees ages 16+. This represents a 3.4% increase from this year. This new rate applies to nonprofit employers of all kinds.

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Reporting Requirements for Washington State's Paid Family Leave and WA Cares Fund

Reporting Requirements for Washington State's Paid Family Leave and WA Cares Fund

Published Oct 31, 2023 12:31 PM

Every quarter, all WA-based employers – including nonprofits! – must complete and file a Paid Family and Medical Leave report and pay premiums. With the launch of WA Cares Fund on July 1, this means additional reporting is required.

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Best Practices for Nonprofit Project Management

Best Practices for Nonprofit Project Management

Published Sep 22, 2023 04:00 PM

Nonprofits need to run like clockwork to effectively cover their many projects, internal processes, and stakeholder management. Given this, they often have to anchor on project management to keep their wheels turning.

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8 Tips for Managing Your Nonprofit's Database Effectively

8 Tips for Managing Your Nonprofit's Database Effectively

Published Sep 21, 2023 05:44 PM

Whether your nonprofit is working to launch a fundraising campaign, adjust its marketing strategies, or recruit volunteers, having access to organized supporter data is essential to making informed and effective decisions.

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4 Creative Ways to Engage Donor-Advised Fund Holders

4 Creative Ways to Engage Donor-Advised Fund Holders

Published Sep 07, 2023 05:32 PM

With last year’s giving trends showing a 10% decline in donations to nonprofits across the board, it’s more important than ever to get creative with your fundraising strategies and explore new avenues for donations. If you haven’t previously targeted donor-advised funds, or DAFs, this is a worthwhile avenue to look into.

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Gain Time & Peace of Mind by Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping to Us!

Gain Time & Peace of Mind by Outsourcing Your Bookkeeping to Us!

Published Aug 28, 2023 05:33 PM

Nalanda Institute for Contemplative Science has experienced the benefits of outsourcing their accounting to 501 Commons’ Financial Services.

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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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