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5 Volunteer Retention Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Volunteer retention is crucial for nonprofits and other organizations that rely on volunteer support. It’s much more cost-effective to retain your current volunteers rather than constantly spend your marketing dollars on recruiting new supporters.   Plus, your current volunteers have already gone through training and onboarding, meaning they provide a lot of value to your organization.   However, if […]

5 Ways to Make the Most of the Summer Slump at Your Nonprofit

Summer is historically a slower season for fundraising, but it offers nonprofits a unique opportunity to focus on the activities they weren’t able to prioritize during busier times of the year.  Below are five important activities that can impact your progress towards your organizational goals. Work these into your summer plan to make the most […]

How to Source and Retain Consistent Volunteers

Volunteers help nonprofits in a variety of ways. Sometimes you need them for short-term help like a weekend cleanup event or managing your 5k run. However, you might also need their support for longer-term projects or tasks that require training. Sourcing and retaining long-term volunteers takes some work, but you can find consistent volunteers to support […]

5 Tips To Cultivate A People First Culture In Your Nonprofit Workplace

You may have heard the term “people first culture” here and there, but what does it really mean? Inc.com describes the term as the following: “People-first cultures are rooted in a philosophy that values people over profits. The ironic twist is that when employees are valued as whole individuals and provided the opportunity for well-being, connection, and fulfillment, […]

8 Tips for Effective Employee Onboarding at Your Nonprofit

Hiring new employees takes time and resources, yet 50% of senior outside hires turnover within the first 18 months and 50% of hourly workers leave new jobs within the first 120 days. The first 90 days are critical for effectively onboarding a new hire to your organization. Effective employee onboarding needs to: Ensure new hires know what’s […]

6 Ways to Keep Corporate Partners Engaged During COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the power of corporate partnerships with nonprofits front and center. Businesses are able to help nonprofits fill financial gaps when donations have waned, and nonprofits have helped businesses find ways to actively support their communities during the public health crisis. With 86% of consumers wanting to see brands serve as “safety nets” during COVID-19, […]

How to Effectively Manage a Remote Nonprofit Team

Much of organizational leadership is how you interface with people directly. So as remote work only continues to become more commonplace, business leaders have to adapt the way they manage their teams accordingly. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work was already increasing by up to 400% in the global workforce since 2010. Nearly all workers (99%) view […]

10 Nonprofit Sector Trends for 2021

Are you as ready for 2021 as I am? COVID-19 brought a slew of challenges for the nonprofit sector this year — but it didn’t get us down! As always, nonprofits showed their resilience and innovation to overcome a very difficult time. I’m excited to see the nonprofit world kick things up a notch in […]

3 Tips to Write an Effective Nonprofit Business Plan

“The way we run nonprofits is actually undermining the causes we love and our profound yearning to change the world.” These words belong to Dan Pallotta, an American entrepreneur, author, and humanitarian activist, who, in his Ted Talk, reiterates that a nonprofit should be run like a business. According to Pallotta, philanthropy is a market […]

How to prepare your nonprofit for a pr crisis

Sometimes, bad things happen to good organizations. Because of this, even the best-run nonprofits need to have a crisis communications plan. A crisis communications plan ensures that you are ready if your organization is ever thrown into a situation when the news is bad — and a slow or ill-informed response can make the situation […]

4 Important Focus Areas for Social Good Organizations in 2020

As we venture into the new year, and a brand-new decade, the world around us feels chaotic in many ways. So much seems to change every day, from the effects of climate change to the political landscape to constant innovations in technology. Through it all, YOU—the social good community—stay committed to your important work, regardless […]

How to Create a Sustainable Volunteer Program

Turning one-time volunteers into longtime volunteers isn’t easy. That’s why establishing a sustainable, organized and engaging volunteer program should be one of your organization’s top priorities. Chances are, your nonprofit most likely couldn’t stay afloat without volunteers, so follow these tips in order to treat them right and manage them well. Set goals Ask your volunteers to […]

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