Quickstart guide to branding your nonprofit

Need to get started quick with a complete visual brand for your nonprofit? Our quickstart guide to nonprofit branding will walk you through everything you need to quickly and easily build a comprehensive strategy with all the collateral materials your organization needs. Quickstart guide to branding your nonprofit was last … Read More

How to look like you’re a real nonprofit

Getting all your paperwork filed and making your organization official is only a starting point to building a great nonprofit. To build credibility with potential donors and future partners, your organization needs to maintain a public presence that inspires confidence. Your new organization needs to look like a stable, professional … Read More

How to get started when you’re just getting started

So you want to save the whales. Or the puppies. Or the children. Or the trees. Or maybe it’s something else? In all the time I’ve spent working in the nonprofit sector, nothing is as inspiring to me as the individuals and small groups that come together to create a … Read More

How to open a nonprofit bank account

It’s hard to do anything in the real nonprofit world without a bank account. Luckily, the process is pretty easy once you’ve formed a legal nonprofit organization with the state you live in, and completed all the subsequent registration forms and filings with the IRS and other entities ( check … Read More

Branding & Marketing for Small Nonprofits

How do you get the word out about your organization, and how do you tell your story most effectively? In this workshop we talk about tools and strategies that are perfectly suited for small and startup organizations. Download the presentation below, or you can check out our video on YouTube! … Read More

5 Tips for Filing Your Own 990

For many nonprofit organizations, the annual 990 is a source of anxiety, dread, and a harbinger of expensive accounting fees to come. But for most newly-created and small organizations, with a little guidance and the right tools, 990 filing is not nearly as insurmountable as it seems. 5 Tips for … Read More

Nonprofit Financial Reporting Secrets

When you’re running a small or startup nonprofit, you end up with a lot on your plate that may be new to you. For many Executive Directors, one of these learning-curve things will be nonprofit financial reporting. And while you may think of financial reports as just a requirement, through … Read More

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – Nonprofit Budget Season

It’s that time of year again! For some of us it started a few weeks ago, for some it may not happen until November. And for others, it may happen in a completely different month for reasons that always seemed good at the time but every year cause a bit … Read More

Checklist for Starting a New California Nonprofit

What does it take to get started with your new nonprofit? There are basically three big steps: Register your organization with the state File for tax exemption with the IRS Then file some other things Checklist for Starting a New California Nonprofit was last modified: July 5th, 2018 by T. … Read More