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...

What is Income for a Nonprofit?

What is Income for a Nonprofit?

Many of the principles of love and attention for your nonprofit’s finance apply to your personal finance, too. For instance, making a personal budget and weekly spending plan for your household are remarkably like developing your project budget and making a liquidity...

The Real Value of Finance Management

The Real Value of Finance Management

Last week I wrote about your cash box and how to handle cash properly. I hope you got the impression that I find it very important and am passionate about this. Because I am. Not because I care about cash (or non-cash money), really. But because I know that proper...

How to Handle Petty Cash Properly

How to Handle Petty Cash Properly

Very probably you have a cash box in your office somewhere, with a small amount of money in it. You probably use this sporadically. For instance, when someone needs to run to the shop quickly to buy something very minor. In most organizations, petty cash is not...

Preparing for your Financial Report before Starting the Activities

Preparing for your Financial Report before Starting the Activities

Some entrepreneurs live by the adage ‘Start before you are ready’. And I believe in that, too. Very much. Mostly because I learn from doing, so for me getting going is key to getting anywhere. But there are some exceptions where I would recommend being ready before...

Balancing your Mission and your Life

Balancing your Mission and your Life

It is never very easy to find a good way to combine being part of a nonprofit with a life with family and friends outside that organization. And this is even more of a challenge in times of uncertainty like we all face now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The thing with...