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Confessions
of a Nonprofit Executive

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Fundraising Events

 I bet you have attended some sort of fundraising event at some point in your life—maybe several events. I have. After more than 25 years in the nonprofit sector and working with more than 20 organizations, I’ve been involved in many fundraising events.    Here’s some...

Benefits for Your Members

When helping nonprofits with a membership program, I think about my own membership experiences. My favorite benefits are reduced fees for classes or events—makes me feel like I’m getting a bargain, which I always like.    I think it’s important to think long and hard...

Keeping Members in Your Membership Program

   If you have a great membership program, you certainly want to keep your members!  The things I’ve been a member of are usually things that align with my own interests. The reasons I’ve renewed a membership, however, are different than the reasons I joined an...

Starting a Membership Program

   Membership programs are a means of encouraging giving and involvement with nonprofit organizations. Your organization can extend additional engagement opportunities to members in exchange for donations in the form of membership fees. This week, we offer information...

Nonprofit Membership Programs

Membership:  Belonging, either individually or collectively, to a group. Members are required to pay a fee to join or participate.  Special privileges or benefits are entitled to members although not all members may have the same rights and privileges.  This month we...

Financial Documents

This week we continue our exploration of nonprofit documents with a focus on financial documents. There are several financial documents that apply to all nonprofits: budgets, statement of revenue and expense, cash flow statements, audited financial statements, balance...

Your Document Management Policy

Managing the documents that are a part of your nonprofit organization can be daunting, particularly for nonprofits that have been around awhile! With advancing technology that allows us to digitize and store documents electronically, the need for keeping paper copies...

Nonprofit Documents

You probably deal with a large amount of paperwork if you work at a nonprofit.  Keeping track of certain documents is an important task at any nonprofit. Among the most important are the documents that established your nonprofit organization—articles of incorporation,...