9.30.2019 NC News
ArtsGreensboro seeks teach art grant applicants, Richard Whittington joins University of North Carolina School of the Arts, NC Rural Center releases 2018-2019 impact report, and more.
Making Media Attention Work for Your Nonprofit
Media coverage brings an array of attention to the work and mission of a nonprofit. Preparation is key, and coordination is encouraged for agency synchronicity.
Bitcoin: Fundraising for the Future
As the use of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general continues to grow, it’s critical that organizations understand best practices of accepting donations in virtual currency.
An “Equi-center” of Alliances
While collaborations may have a funding benefit, nonprofits should consider an informal alliance as a way to help improve the stability of their organizations. Sharing best practices, new ideas and even struggles experienced by an organization can give others new insights on ways to secure funding, enhance their programs, and use their resources more effectively.
Using Charity Watchdogs to Your Advantage
An organization’s impact is ultimately measured by its progress towards their mission rather than its financial performance at a specific point in time. The insights shared when filing a well-crafted Form 990 and by providing appropriate additional insight can help reassure a donor that they should stay involved for the long haul.
Professional Development, What is it Good For? Absolutely Everything.
By increasing professional development opportunities, the nonprofit sector can solve three critical challenges: societal image, employee retention and organizational strength. It’s a win-win.
Beyond the Mission: Instrumental Values of Nonprofit Organizations
The more we understand and apply instrumental values, the more effective nonprofit leadership will be.
Nonprofits with board members who are aware, equipped, and engaged will help keep funds flowing, and support sustainability of the organization.
Four Considerations for Collaborative Grants
Collaborative grants possess the capacity to expand the scope of nonprofits by allowing agencies to creatively address issues in their communities through the linkage of resources and the alignment of missions.
On the Road to a Livable Wage
Within the sector we can become so focused on serving our various communities that we forget the people passionate about the mission also need to be able to afford access to affordable health benefits, basic necessities, and stable housing for their families.