What Kind of Board Do You Need?

What Kind of Board Do You Need?

Last week I wrote about systems. In that post, I highlighted management as one of the areas of work where systems are needed. For instance, to specify the role, responsibilities and tasks of your board in relation to those of the director. In other words, how do you...

Setting Up Systems to Get Ahead

Setting Up Systems to Get Ahead

Last week I wrote about planning as a way to organize your work. To create clarity around what you should be doing when in order to achieve a set goal. Setting up systems is another element of organizing the work of your nonprofit. To most people this sounds like a...

Planning as a way to Organize your Work

Planning as a way to Organize your Work

As I wrote last week, in regard of finding the right donor, good planning is a big part of your success. Planning is a way of helping you organize your work. A good planning is a plan that is realistic for you under the circumstances, that includes reflection and...

How to Find the Right Donors

How to Find the Right Donors

One of the things you need to do constantly as nonprofit, is looking out for supporters. People or organizations who can and want to support your work or specific activities. This is often a challenge, especially at the beginning when the organization does not have a...

Strategic Planning in 8 Simple Steps

Strategic Planning in 8 Simple Steps

One of the first things you will be doing as a new nonprofit is visioning, strategizing and planning. You will formulate your vision and mission and you will prioritize a few strategic directions. This process is called strategic planning. As a result you will have...

Are You Ready????

Are You Ready????

Are you ready to start working on setting up a nonprofit? This is a question that is often overlooked. After all, you have an idea. You want to solve a certain problem. Or you want to preserve something beautiful and valuable. So – time to get going! Isn’t it? Well,...

Contingency Plan

Contingency Plan

Nobody knows what the future will bring. If anything, the current pandemic has made that very clear. Things that seemed impossible before, are possible now and vice versa. It may not be something you could have planned for, as a small nonprofit working on other...

Plan care for your team and yourself

Plan care for your team and yourself

All nonprofits I know have staff that is 1,000% committed to the vision, the mission, the organization, the work, the partners …. So much so that you can call them anytime, whether they are on leave (if at all they go on leave) or off sick (if at all they call in...

What To Do When Your Proposal Is Rejected

What To Do When Your Proposal Is Rejected

Even if you are a stellar fundraiser you will face rejection of some of your proposals. It happens. This is life. You merely get to decide how you will use this experience to improve your organization. You may not be what the funder is looking for at that moment after...

You Must Put In What Must Come Out

You Must Put In What Must Come Out

No need to worry, this is not going to be a philosophical post. Not at all in fact. I want to highlight something very practical, with a very practical solution as well! If you want to know something at the end, you must make sure you collect the necessary data from...