Category: Finance

Which Non-Profit Should You Give Your Money to?

Often, I’m asked: “Which non-profit should I support?”   My answer:  the non-profit which appeals to you and does the most good   Here are some considerations: What interests you?  What are you the most passionate about?  What change would you like to see? Write a list. Pick 3.  Which organizations serve those interests well?  …

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Should You Ever Change Your Budget?

Is Altering the Budget Responsible Financial Management? Board members often comment on an executive director’s performance as poor because the executive director dared change certain items in an approved budget.  The opposite should be revered.  Why? Any executive director that is rationally adjusting expenditures in the budget is one who is paying attention to the …

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Can You Make a Difference?

Maybe.  Making a difference requires many things to come together.  You may deeply want to make a difference but you don’t have the experience or expertise to do what it takes.  So many people want to do something but rallying the “troops” proves to be a bigger challenge than they anticipated.  That’s why some people …

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Fundraising is Optional

Fundraising for any Non-profit is Optional. Why? Getting the money an organization needs is a mindset. Mindsets have been closed because, well, if the organization is non-profit, it’s automatic that it fundraises.  This is a myth.  There many ways a non-profit can get the money it needs to operate and help their cause. Really?  Really! …

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Grant Writing Season Is Almost Here

Get ready!  Grant writing season is almost here. In fact, some grant deadlines are already upon us at the end of August – who would be so cruel as to make the end of August a deadline for grant applications?  Summer is so short! Here is a tip to get help you get ready: Prepare …

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