If you want your organization to look “legit,” then it’s necessary to have a presence online. It could be through a website, social media, or a combination of the two. If your organization struggles to maintain its presence on social media, a social media scheduling tool may be the solution to help you post more regularly and with less effort.Read More
How can you be innovative enough to keep the grant money flowing without changing your tried 'n true approaches to core services?
One approach is to innovate around what's working. If your programs are effective, maybe you can bring innovation to the operations side and how you manage your programs. If your organization has strong service delivery programs and program management infrastructure, perhaps there are opportunities to be innovative in the way you approach the sustainability of your programs and services.
If your organization doesn't have an online presence, you may be hurting your ability to secure grant funding. Below are six free and low-cost suggestions of how you can start to build an online presence.
When it comes to grant funding, regardless of whether you are just starting out or have been in operation for years, it's not safe to assume that you'll be able to maintain your organization's operations on grant funding alone. Grants should be part of your business plan, but relying on a steady flow of grant funding as the cornerstone of your funding plan could put you at risk.
If you work in the nonprofit sector, when you hear "business plan" you may think it doesn't apply to your work setting. But nonprofits, just like for-profits, need to use their resources wisely and plan for the future.Read More
Nonprofits would do well to borrow some of the corporate world's practices when it comes to resource management. Four examples where nonprofits could beneit from a more for-profit outlook include: