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17 Great Non-profit Resources

There is a wealth of non-profit resources available online about every single aspect of fundraising and we have collected some of our favorites to share with you! We will update this post from time to time to add other new and useful resources as they pop up. Enjoy! Feel free to add your own favorite […]

Everything You Need to Know to Incorporate as a Non-Profit

If you are thinking of starting a non-profit, consider incorporating it. There are many benefits to doing so, and since non-profits act differently from for-profit companies, it may even be a necessary step for your organization. Here’s what you need to know about incorporating your non-profit.     Taxes It’s perfectly acceptable to make income […]

Creating a Year in Review Report

Even though a year in review report isn’t legally required, it should an essential document for non-profit organizations of all sizes. It is a great way to connect with supporters, give credit to volunteers and employees and to highlight all the great work your organization has accomplished over the past year. While it may seem […]

What To Do After You Have Incorporated Your Non-Profit

After filing your articles of incorporation (read about Non-profit Incorporation) there are a number of important steps to take: 1. Build a Board of Directors First, you will need to identify who you would like to have on your Board of Directors in addition to those who signed as incorporators. Initially, consideration should be given […]

Non-profit Incorporation

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Many fundraising organizations ask whether there is any benefit to becoming a non-profit corporation. In reality, this is two questions: first, whether to incorporate at all and second, after incorporation, whether to seek non-profit status. There are many benefits to non-profit incorporation and, once incorporated, many benefits to non-profit status. The decision to incorporate as […]

Resources For Starting Your Fall Fundraising Season

Maybe you’re already knee deep into your Fall fundraising activities, or you’re still in the beginning stages lining up volunteers and deciding on fundraising products and strategies. In any case we hope the following list of some of the most popular resources on will help you save money and time and make your fundraising […]

Ideas And Inspiration For Your Fundraising Group


Following are some ideas and resources for inspiration from around the web to help your group’s finances beyond the usual fundraising ideas. We’ve also included some resources about money management: every dime saved and managed well means more funds for your cause and a more efficient fundraising effort! If you’ve missed it, one of our […]

Using Swipe Files For Your Fundraising Group

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Anytime you’re starting a new fundraising campaign, using swipe files can be a huge time saver when it comes to creating fundraising letters, printed or e-mail, and other materials, like advertising or website copy. They let you quickly put together campaigns without having to start from scratch each time. They are also extremely useful for […]

Planning Your Next Fundraising Meeting

Fundraising meetings can be productive, inspiring affairs or they can be colossal wastes of time. Anyone who has been to or even held any type of meeting knows that meetings can go either way. The goal is to make your next fundraising meeting as productive as possible. (More info about planning and taxes.) How To […]

Efficiency And Fundraising in 2010

Community colleges are filled to the max, carpooling has become attractive again and low price leader Walmart has had one of its best years. All kinds of services are being more rationed than ever (health insurance, credit), and wasteful practices are uncovered and eliminated in just about every industry. The current recession has infiltrated many […]

Saving Money During Tough Times

If your charitable organization is like many, contributions are lagging during this tough economic period. During times like these, it’s important to find ways to cut costs so that your organization can continue to provide its basic services on a smaller budget. Following are some ideas to help you save money. Trim budgets Take a […]

Fundraiser Tax Info On Multistate Tax Commission’s Website

Managing state sales and use taxes during fundraisers can be one of the most confusing aspects of running a fundraising campaign. Most volunteers do not have a lot of experience dealing with the various state sales taxes for fundraisers, and are unsure where help is available. To make matters even more confusing, there is no […]

Plan For Big Profits: Planning Tips For Fundraisers

Having the reins of the fundraising wagon passed on to you can be a daunting and overwhelming task. If you are new to the position, or even if you have been involved in a fundraising campaign that needs some new ideas, you’re sure to find yourself wondering where to start. More than any other piece […]

Deciding How To Spend Fundraising Profits

Most fundraising groups go into fundraisers knowing exactly what they want or need to spend their profit on. Having that goal is of course very helpful to boosting the success of the fundraiser. When it is all said and done though, and it comes time to disperse and spend fundraiser profits, fundraising committees sometimes find […]

Accounting For Fundraising Efforts: Keeping Good Fundraising Records

Executing a good fundraising campaign is only half the battle; the behind-the-scenes management of the fundraising campaign constitutes the other half. Good fundraiser management starts from the very beginning with keeping good records. Accurate record keeping ensures not only that the current campaign will proceed as smoothly as possible, but also that future campaigns will […]