Nonprofit Stories

Think Like an Event Planner – The Perfect Venue

When searching for your next event venue, think like an event planner and concentrate on three overall aspects— accessibility, functionality and ambiance. These three elements are the foundations that can support every other carefully constructed piece of your plan. Breaking down your venue planning into three categories will help you catch missing elements; sharpen up… Read More »


#GivingTuesday Marketing in the Home Stretch

Getting your message heard in the final days prior to a fundraising campaign is vital to achieving your goals. #GivingTuesday campaigns are no exception! #GivingTuesday is a worldwide movement, and following on the heels of the two busiest holiday shopping days, your message will be competing with a crowded advertising landscape. Make sure you stand… Read More »


What Does Corporate Social Responsibility Have To Do With Nonprofits?

The business climate is changing. No longer is it acceptable for a corporation to just make a profit. Now consumers expect businesses to be good corporate citizens as well. That means more opportunities for nonprofits to build mutually beneficial relationships with companies seeking contribute more than just products and services. A recent internet search for… Read More »


Giving Tuesday 2017 | #GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday will be celebrating its five-year anniversary in 2017 and many organizations are gearing up to make this year the most charitable yet! Following on the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday is a day to recover from retail madness and begin the charitable season.  It’s designed for people to get involved in… Read More »


Can Giving Be Good For Your Health?

Does the phrase “lose yourself to find yourself” resonate with you? Many people give their money, time and talent to worthy causes. The act of giving has tremendous benefits. In a survey of 4,500 adults, 41 percent of those surveys volunteered 100 hours or more. The overwhelming majority of those people said that giving their… Read More »


A Guide to Affordable (and Free!) Technology and Digital Resources For Your Non-Profit

Nonprofits and schools can benefit from technology and digital resources— no matter how small the budget. Important areas like marketing, administrative details, advertising, communications, and event management can be spendy. The good news is that there are many high quality affordable, free or discounted services that can help a nonprofit (or any business for that… Read More »


Making a Big Impact with a Small Team

Nonprofits are born out of the desire to make a positive impact in the world. Whether it be meeting a need where there is hunger; offering healing where there is pain; providing comfort where there is grief; or fighting for justice where there is inequality…nonprofits are driven by this desire to make a difference.  … Read More »


5 Things That Drive Donors Away

One of the most tenuous moments in a nonprofit’s relationship with its supporter base is at the very beginning. When someone first makes a donation, signs up for your email list, or interacts with one of your social media posts, you have a unique opportunity. What you do next with that relationship could be the… Read More »


Sustaining Your Energy At Work

On event day (and other busy days) when there are a million things to do, it’s easy to get absorbed in your tasks and forget to take care of yourself. Not surprisingly, about mid-afternoon—when you’re running on fumes—that vending machine starts to look very enticing. But so often, these convenient snacks are loaded with sugar… Read More »


The Right Person for the Right Job

There are always more jobs to do than people to do them in nonprofit work. It’s easy to fall into the trap of believing every person is suited for every task, because it’s about what’s needed and when.   But people bring all kinds of different skills to the table, and we take a big… Read More »