What you need to understand about your donors

What you need to understand about your donors

As soon as you get that project grant, you and the donor are partners for a shared purpose. You’re working together to achieve something for the community or cause you both care about. And that changes the relationship you have. Even if it remains formal. Even if it...

How to write a project proposal for a grant

How to write a project proposal for a grant

“Where can I find a grant writer for my nonprofit?” Many nonprofits feel hiring a grant writer is the best solution if they don’t know how to write a project proposal for a grant themselves.  I don’t agree.  I mean, I understand why you may feel overwhelmed and...

How to handle a crisis in your nonprofit

How to handle a crisis in your nonprofit

It’s perfectly possible to have a nonprofit life without big crises. Crises that threaten the existence and future of your organisation. Taking care of money, caring for your people and building strong relations with partners and stakeholders are key in avoiding real...

7 key numbers to know about your nonprofit

7 key numbers to know about your nonprofit

Looking at the performance of your nonprofit, there are quite a lot of numbers and data you could collect and track. It’s easy to get lost. Besides, who has time to look at everything? Here are 5 key numbers to know about your nonprofit. Insight in these numbers will...

What’s good about paperwork for money

What’s good about paperwork for money

The thing most nonprofits dislike most about money is the bureaucracy. Or maybe it’s just a feeling of bureaucracy around managing money properly. The endless form-filling. Signing this or that. Why can’t it be easy???? Let me tell you what’s good about paperwork for...

Unhelpful thoughts about money in nonprofits

Unhelpful thoughts about money in nonprofits

Money is key to any nonprofit that wants to have a lasting impact. It starts from being able to generate income to being able to keep financers happy with their investment. But it’s also about spending money on the team, professional development and necessary...

Self-care in your nonprofit is important

Self-care in your nonprofit is important

Self-care in your nonprofit is always important. Without it, you cannot keep going. And in the end, you’ll destroy yourself and your beautiful organisation. Boundaries are part of self-care We spoke about setting healthy boundaries before. They are an important part...

Employees’ views on good employership vary by generation

Employees’ views on good employership vary by generation

A nonprofit has the same obligations (and rights) as other employers in your country. The main principle guiding these is the duty of care a good employer has for its team members. Employees' views on good employership vary by generation, among many other things. This...

My 5 tips for delegating in your nonprofit

My 5 tips for delegating in your nonprofit

As your nonprofit grows, you’ll need to build and expand your team. And that means that as a leader you’ll need to leave tasks to others. And not just tasks - responsibilities, too. Here are my 5 tips for delegating in your nonprofit, especially if you find it hard to...

Who owns your nonprofit

Who owns your nonprofit

“How can I protect rights as owner of my nonprofit?” This is a question founders often ask when they feel that the organisation isn’t doing what they want. When the board is taking decisions they don’t agree with. So indeed, who gets to decide what a nonprofit does...