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Don’t wind up on 60 Minutes

Nonprofits need to be sure that they manage their finances well.  Monies raised need to be used for the purposes intended.  Here is a 60 Minutes story about a charity and its management that didn’t handle its finances well.

60 Minutes story about Greg Mortenson and his charity.


Grants Information

Looking for grant resources?  Check out the University of the District of Columbia (UDC).  Click here to read the news article.

Small NPOs and the pressures they face

The Baring Foundation of London, England has established a panel on the independence of the voluntary sector.  They have invited smaller charities to speak on the pressures they face in this economic climate.  Here is the link to the article.  So what do you think?  Do we need such a panel?   Are you a small nonprofit?  What pressures do you face?

Surviving and Thriving in Hard Times

This is a post from Proverbs Consulting, a company located in Arlington, TX.  I wanted to share it because it is good stuff.  I’m also going to put this blog in the blogroll.  So here it is; Non-Profit Strategic Planning Strategies: How To Survive & Thrive In An Economic Downturn

Starting a nonprofit? Do your homework first.

Currently there are about 1.3 million nonprofit organizations in the United States.  That’s a lot of groups looking for funds.  So before you start your nonprofit, do some research first.  Here are 3 questions you need to answer:

1. Is there a need for your nonprofit?

2. Is there another nonprofit organization you can work with?

3.  Is there funding for your programs?

Why NPOs need to use social media

Its becoming more important for businesses and NPOs to use social media.  This article contains links to statistics about online usage and mobile phone connections.  If you’ve been resisting using Facebook, Twitter, and the like, time to stop and jump inWhy Non-Profits Need to Leap into Social Media…

Good Board Members: More than Fundraisers

Raising funds to support your nonprofit organization is a very important function of a Borard of Directors member.  But there’s more to a good board member than that.  This article explains why.  Myth: Good Board Members “Give, Get, or Get Off.”

Financial Leadership instead of Financial Management

Fundrasising in 2012 is going to be more challenging that ever.  The challenges call for a new approach to funding nonprofits.  Here is an article from The Nonprofit Quarterly on financial leadership.  An Executive Director’s Guide to Financial Leadership

“Rules” for mass movements

Here is a link to a blog series about rules for a mass movement.  “New Rules for Radicals–A Blog Series

Website of capacity building resources

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