Here is a website that lists nonprofit capacity building resources. (Capacity building: actions that improve effectiveness.) I’m also posting this link on the list of links. Create The Future
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Many people don’t realize how difficult it is to start a nonprofit organization. There are many pieces to it and much to consider. This article lists a few common mistakes start-up nonprofits make. Passion is not enough: The most Common Mistakes Start-up Nonprofits Make
Anyone ever heard of Crowd Funding??? Gartner reseach shows this form of ecommerce is set to explode across the world, and fund businesses, creative arts, and charitable endeavours. Read on….
iPledg, launching January 1, is a broad based crowd funding platform, best suited for very early stage seed capital. No equity needs to be sold off, and there are no loans to repay. Crowd funding offers project creators the chance to engage their networks to pledge small amounts to achieve quite sizeable pools of funding for projects. In return for pledges, project supporters are offered small rewards or gifts. This is the best way to raise $2,000 – $25,000 quickly and simply (although this is the “sweet spot” for funding, much larger amounts have been raised). Fund raising on iPledg is “all or nothing” funding, meaning that if your funding target is not reached by the end of the funding deadline, no money changes hands (and the project creator pays no fees). iPledg – launching January 1 at http://www.ipledg.com
33 Fun, Useful, and Totally Random Resources for Nonprofits is an article about free or low cost web resources for nonprofits. The best ones to me are #15 Great Nonprofits, #16 Group me, #25 Supporter Wall and #26 Swipe Good.
A nonprofit consulting firm, Social Velocity has what I think is a different approach to funding nonprofits. They have created a blog series on the subject. I’ve read a few of their posts. The whole cocept makes a lot of sense to me. Here is the link to the blog series. Financing Not Fundraising: A Social Velocity Blog Series