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What Records Must an Organization Keep?

Excellence and accuracy are essential in nonprofit accounting. It all starts with proper record keeping and a knowledgeable bookkeeper. Today I would like to share with you some important tips from a professional bookkeeper regarding nonprofit record keeping. It's very... View Article

July 18, 2016 12:18 pm Published by Comments Off on What Records Must an Organization Keep?

New 2016 Forecasts Expect Decreases in Charitable Giving in 2016

Raising funds for charitable organizations is, at its best, a challenge, and at its worst, like climbing Everest! Nonprofit leaders are pulled in many directions as they seek to grow and sustain, operate the business side of their organization and... View Article

June 7, 2016 7:42 pm Published by Comments Off on New 2016 Forecasts Expect Decreases in Charitable Giving in 2016

What is Grant Readiness?

Prior to applying for grants it is critical for nonprofits to assess themselves in numerous areas to be sure they can be competitive in the grant seeking arena.  Regardless of the size or age of your nonprofit or the fact that you... View Article

June 1, 2016 10:43 pm Published by Comments Off on What is Grant Readiness?

Why You Need Non-Profit Directors & Officers Insurance

Today’s nonprofit board members are tasked with many responsibilities from daily operations in a startup nonprofit, to fundraising, marketing and overall fiduciary and legal responsibilities regardless of the organization’s size.  Just as these responsibilities are to be taken seriously, financial... View Article

May 23, 2016 8:00 am Published by Comments Off on Why You Need Non-Profit Directors & Officers Insurance

Seven Benefits to Outsourcing Your Grant Writing Initiatives

While grant funds should not be the only revenue stream for a non-profit, they continue to be an effective way to raise dollars and should be a significant portion of a non-profit’s budget.   If your agency is actively seeking grant dollars, you... View Article

February 2, 2016 3:50 am Published by Comments Off on Seven Benefits to Outsourcing Your Grant Writing Initiatives

A Vital Link: Board Giving and Grant Success

Thirty years ago I wrote and won my first grant for a small nonprofit. It was a federal grant for $90,000 for a rural runaway youth shelter. I was hooked! I realized the power of my writing and my attention to... View Article

January 16, 2016 2:57 am Published by Comments Off on A Vital Link: Board Giving and Grant Success

Standards for Charitable Accountability

At GrantPathways we often tell our clients that they need to think of themselves as a business with a mission. Other times we say they are a business with a big heart. We recently heard another non-profit expert refer to... View Article

November 20, 2015 3:37 am Published by Comments Off on Standards for Charitable Accountability

Strategy for Nonprofits

As leaders of non-profit agencies you may often ask yourself if it is really necessary for your organization to spend valuable resources to develop a strategic plan?  It certainly is!  Keep reading to find out why your nonprofit should revise... View Article

October 15, 2015 3:41 am Published by Comments Off on Strategy for Nonprofits

PROFIT is NOT a Four Letter Word

Using For-Profit Strategies in the Non-Profit World 1prof·it: noun, often attributive \?prä-f?t\ Definition of PROFIT 1: a valuable return : gain 2: the excess of returns over expenditure in a transaction or series of transactions; especially : the excess of the selling price of goods over their cost Although there is no mention... View Article

September 20, 2015 3:45 am Published by Comments Off on PROFIT is NOT a Four Letter Word