How to Conduct a Community Needs Assessment

Before your organization implements a new internal program, you may want to conduct a needs assessment. A needs assessment is a way of analyzing gaps in community services, as well as the strengths and assets available in your community. Keep reading to learn about how to assess needs and build your program around this assessment. [...]

By |2019-01-15T14:37:33-05:00January 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

We can’t believe it’s 2019 either! As the holiday rush settles, January offers the opportunity for respite, self-reflection, and a bit of planning ahead. Your nonprofit can embrace the new year, too. It’s your chance to gather as a team, reflect on last year’s successes, reevaluate current practices, and establish your organization’s intentions moving forward. [...]

By |2019-01-04T10:25:34-05:00January 4th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What I Learned About Learning and Training

A Conference Report by Michelle Grasty-Colont I’ve wanted to be a teacher my entire life. There are photographs of a very young me with scattered stuffed animals, posed in front of them with a makeshift blackboard in my family’s den, “instructing” them on whatever knowledge I wanted to share. Years later, when I went to [...]

By |2018-07-18T09:50:21-05:00July 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

How to Write Compelling Fundraising Letters

About Fundraising Letters A fundraising letter does three essential things: (1) details a need or cause; (2) tells the recipient how they can contribute to that cause; and (3) thanks the potential donor for their continued support. Fundraising letters typically ask for money or supplies, but you can also use them to enlist the help [...]

By |2018-07-02T14:06:41-05:00July 2nd, 2018|News, Nonprofit Resources|0 Comments

How to Thank Your Holiday Campaign Donors

Saying “thank you” is a simple but powerful act. It only takes a moment, yet it’s one of your most important tools for building and maintaining relationships with your nonprofit’s supporters. After the whirlwind of seasonal volunteerism, events, and holiday campaigns, the last thing on your mind may be thanking the people who made it [...]

By |2018-01-02T11:16:38-05:00January 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments
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