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...
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 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...