How To Find Your Perfect Project Idea

How To Find Your Perfect Project Idea

Like most nonprofits you probably do not lack ambition or ideas. Which is great. But sometimes this abundance makes it hard to prioritize. It is challenging to decide on your project focus. In other words, how to find your perfect project idea? What is a project? A...

What Does This Crisis Mean For Your Fundraising?

What Does This Crisis Mean For Your Fundraising?

No-one will deny that the year 2020 is quite a challenging year. Of course, many countries face more challenges than ‘just’ the pandemic. They face dictatorship, corruption, natural disasters, industrial accidents, the results of climate change or crucial elections in...

How Can A Structure Help You?

How Can A Structure Help You?

When you start writing project proposals for organizational donors, you will notice that each of them has their own structure for how they want you to organize your ideas on paper. You may not always enjoy their way of structuring your proposal. It may sometimes seem...

What Is A Donor?

What Is A Donor?

Once you have set up your nonprofit it is time to get going. Time to start working for your mission. To make sure you obtain all the resources you need to get started and deliver your first successes to the community you aim to serve. Probably the first thing that...

What Is Key If You Are Just Starting Out With Your Nonprofit?

What Is Key If You Are Just Starting Out With Your Nonprofit?

Many people responding to my posts here and on Facebook are just starting out with their nonprofit. It may seem hard to prioritize the many needed actions. Therefore, this post focuses on: what is key if you are just starting out with your nonprofit? What are...

Every Time You Say Goodbye, You Grow A Little

Every Time You Say Goodbye, You Grow A Little

Recently, I have been writing about finding people or letting people into your organization and team: board members, volunteers, interns and student research groups. Finding the right people and making newcomers welcome is really important. But timely goodbyes are...

How To Facilitate Learning When You Are A Small Nonprofit

How To Facilitate Learning When You Are A Small Nonprofit

Last week I wrote about interns and students research projects. I highlighted that if you are lucky enough to be hosting interns and students you must support them in their learning goals. What I did not mention is that of course you must facilitate and support...

Students And Interns Can Supercharge Your Thinking

Students And Interns Can Supercharge Your Thinking

In my past few posts, I spoke about your board and about volunteers. This time, I want to look at hosting interns and student research projects. In my experience, students and interns can supercharge your thinking and your organization. I think it is well worth your...

Volunteers Are Not Free Of Charge

Volunteers Are Not Free Of Charge

The past two posts I wrote about your board (and inactive board members). Your board consists of unpaid volunteers. However, you may also have other volunteers working in or for your nonprofit. Especially in the beginning when you may not have money for paid staff....

What If Your Board Members Are Not Active?

What If Your Board Members Are Not Active?

Last week I wrote about boards. In that post, I (roughly) outlined roles and responsibilities of the board in different contexts. I learned this is something many of you struggle with. It is not easy to keep a clear distinction between a board that is supervising and...