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When interviewing a prospective board member, there=s a tendency to focus only on the obvious: expertise, experience, and interest in serving on the board. But don’t stop there.... Read more
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The legal, governing body of a nonprofit organization is its Board of Directors. In contrast, an Advisory Board does not have any legal, formal responsibilities, but rather is... Read more
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The Web site www.carvergovernance.com offers a description of the world's most complete theoretical foundation for the governing board=s role in business, nonprofit and... Read more
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Fundraising for your Nonprofit Organization Lindy Turner of the Clinch-Powell RC&D made a presentation on fundraising at a meeting of CEDnet. The following advice was... Read more
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Ten ways to raise money when you have little or none to spend. 1. Put a return envelope in your newsletter. Many donors will respond to the stories in your newsletter if you make... Read more
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What is Mission-based Marketing? Mission-based marketing involves putting together (then adhering to) an accurate mission statement thatconveys the mission and purpose of your... Read more
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Planning is the key to success for any venture - including your nonprofit organization. Whether you revise a prior year's plan, use the plan of a similar organization as a guide,... Read more
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Nonprofit organizations need to know at least two things: 1) what their community (their market) needs, and 2) what is required to be a successful organization. A Strategic... Read more
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We live in an age when elected officials, the media, and the public all insist on accountability. Theydemand quality services in return for their financial support. With so many... Read more
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The IRS has a many page instruction brochure for Form 990 and Form 990-EZ. SCORE recommends using both the IRS instruction brochure and this write-up when preparing your Form 990... Read more
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If your organization takes advantage of a dedicated, unpaid labor force (volunteers), you should be aware of how to protect both your organization and your volunteers from legal... Read more
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Though the insurance needs of each nonprofit organization are different, several common types of coverage apply to most groups. Those types are described below. When it comes time... Read more

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