It’s Budget Season. Are You Accounting for the Right Things?

November 14, 2017 Guest Blogger

The Overhead Myth: The idea that you can reasonably evaluate a nonprofit’s performance and trustworthiness by only looking at how much they spend (or don’t spend) on overhead, including operating costs, administrative expenses and technology costs. No doubt you’ve heard about this, and like many good nonprofit leaders, have done your best to refute it. It’s dubbed a myth for good reason. Yet most nonprofits feel pressured to do as much as possible with as little as possible when it comes to running their organization. The Overhead Myth still exists, and donors still scrutinize nonprofits, wondering what percentage of their […]

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4 Best Practices for An Amazing Giving Tuesday

November 13, 2017 Guest Blogger

The end (of the fiscal year) is nigh; Giving Tuesday is upon us. Well, not quite. You still have some time to make a great plan for the nationwide giving bonanza that will take place on Tuesday, November 28. Planning a successful giving day isn’t rocket science – but it is a microcosm of many classic principles of fundraising, from online giving to events to capital campaigns. You probably already know all the reasons why you should invest in digital ads on social media platforms, pre-schedule your tweets, and solicit and leverage a matching gift for Giving Tuesday. But there […]

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Online Trainings and Events

January 30, 2017 Nancy Bacon

Washington Nonprofits is committed to providing access to high quality learning for our colleagues across Washington. Each year we organize OVER 100 ONLINE COURSES, designed to deliver practical skills and tools on key topics, such as nonprofit board, finance, legal basics, and fundraising.  7/11 – 7/25: Cybersecurity 101 8/22 – 9/5: The Nonprofit Software Implementation Toolkit   How To Raise Money – 5-PART CURATED ONLINE SERIES: 9/10 – 9/12: Building an Intentional Fundraising Program 9/19: How to Make Your Next Fundraiser a Success 9/26: How to Craft a Winning Online Fundraising Plan 10/3 – 10/10: Ask, Thank, Report, Repeat – […]