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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 produces around 100 WEBINARS ANNUALLY to make sure that colleagues across Washington have access to learning. We produce free webinars on nonprofit board, finance, and legal basics. We lead a MONTHLY FREE WEBINAR on a range of topics. We organize online courses designed to deliver practical skills and tools on key topics, such as the board chair role and fundraising.  9/20: The Quick-Start Guide to the One-Page Grant Proposal 10/2: Budget to Mission – Using Strategic Planning to Build Your Operating Budget 10/3: Grant Readiness – Prepare Your Annual Calendar of Grantwriting 10/3-10/4: Virtual Conference for Small Development Shops […]