What documentation do you need for your annual accounts?

What documentation do you need for your annual accounts?

Like you maybe, I am currently in the process of preparing annual accounts for different nonprofits. So, I am fully immersed in excel, accounting software, the fiscal year 2020 and … paperwork. I do admit it’s digital paperwork. But it’s good old-fashioned paperwork:...

How can you create space for flexibility in your team?

How can you create space for flexibility in your team?

Does contracting kill flexibility in your team? I have heard so often that putting everything down in a contract only leads to problems. Because then a team member is no longer flexible in their tasks and responsibilities. Some managers use this argument to avoid...

What if you want to share staff with another nonprofit?

What if you want to share staff with another nonprofit?

When you start your operations as a nonprofit, you may not have enough money to offer someone a full-time engagement. Or maybe you feel uncomfortable becoming an employer right out of the gate. If that's the case, you could try to team up with a similar organization...

How to go about onboarding new team members?

How to go about onboarding new team members?

Once you get going with your nonprofit organization, new people will come in. Some people will join as volunteers or paid staff. Or you may hire external contractors for a specific task and time. Whatever the case may be, you need to make sure they can get started...

how to care for your remote team

how to care for your remote team

Many of you have been part of a team working remote, this past year. Maybe due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Or because you are part of an international team that meets face to face only a few times per year. Whatever the case may be, you likely have been working with a...

International Women’s Day inside your own nonprofit

International Women’s Day inside your own nonprofit

I am guessing you are familiar with International Women’s Day. Maybe you are even part of a campaign celebrating this day? But have you ever given much thought to the concept of International Women’s Day inside your own nonprofit? Have you looked at women and girls in...

Have You Ever Thought about Safety and Health in Your Workplace?

Have You Ever Thought about Safety and Health in Your Workplace?

Are you aware that basic health and safety regulations apply to nonprofits, too? Meaning that you as organization bear responsibility for a safe workplace? And if you would operate a kitchen as part of your activities, you would need to follow relevant health...

3 Tips For Basic Security Measures You Should Put In Place Today

3 Tips For Basic Security Measures You Should Put In Place Today

Maybe you think you do not need security measures. Isn’t that something that governments take care of? Isn’t that very complicated and expensive? To be honest, yes, it may be very expensive and complicated if you work on a highly sensitive issue and need to protect...

How You Can Make Good Use of (Inter)National Days

How You Can Make Good Use of (Inter)National Days

My previous blog was about Valentine’s Day. And I asked you what you were planning for that day of love and appreciation. I am curious to learn what it was you did of course! And I am also curious to know what other international days you use in your work? Do you have...

What Are You Planning For Valentine’s Day?

What Are You Planning For Valentine’s Day?

In my recent blogs, I focused on different aspects of contracting and dealing with your staff in the workplace. They were all very serious, as they should be, of course, given the topics. But as you know, managing staff is something that also requires a light touch at...