5 Proven Ways to Find Volunteers on Facebook

5 Proven Ways to Find Volunteers on Facebook

Are you finding it harder to get volunteers these days? Why not use Facebook? That’s what one Wild Apricot customer, Patty Foley, the Membership Chairperson of Newington Community Television, did to find her latest volunteer. She posted her request for new volunteers...
Be a Leader Who Actually Leads: 14 Ways To Show It

Be a Leader Who Actually Leads: 14 Ways To Show It

Recently, I took part in a conference call which is part of our leaders and managers course for major gifts. It gave me such hope, because the leaders that are taking this course are doing it because they want to learn about major gifts – and even more importantly,...
What New Nonprofits Need Before Hiring A Grant Writer

What New Nonprofits Need Before Hiring A Grant Writer

Too many new nonprofits jump into the grant writing game before they’re ready. Or they try to hire a grant writer long before they have the funds to pay them. New nonprofits need to be patient. Grants are not free money. Grants are not an essential piece of your new...
Just For You: Free Tools You Can Use

Just For You: Free Tools You Can Use

It’s summer. It’s hot. So today’s post is an easy one: no heavy lift, and maybe a little help. Here’s a grab bag of free or cheap tools I use and like. Remember, sometimes, free isn’t so free – the time and effort you put into something matters. As does experience and...
The Ten Principles of Donor Engagement

The Ten Principles of Donor Engagement

One of the minor mysteries of the third sector is the vast disparity between the resources and attention devoted to acquiring new supporters compared to those focused on developing existing relationships. As a consequence, we see an enormous issue of donor churn....
10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Grant Applications

10 Quick Tips to Improve Your Grant Applications

In the non-profit world, a Grant application (a.k.a proposal) is a document with which an NGO puts forward a specific project to a donor for funding consideration. Thus, a grant application is a tool for NGOs to gain funding, and for donors to decide who to fund. In...