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Nonprofit Policies for Board Members Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members Understanding the Organization’s Core Documents

Starting a Nonprofit: When, Why, and How

People frequently contact the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship about how to start a new nonprofit. If this is something you’re considering, we’ve written up a few ways to analyze if starting a new organization is necessary and if so, how you can proceed. Consider existing nonprofits that may need your help. You most likely want to start a nonprofit organization because you see a need…

Social Media Marketing: Facebook Messaging — Part 3

We’ve put together this short guide to help you get the most out of social media marketing. This is the third in a series of posts, and today, we’ll cover how to use Facebook messaging. You can see the other posts here: How to best use your Facebook page How to make the perfect post Messenger increases your accessibility. When people can contact your organization…

You’re hired! Great. Put it in writing.

Today, we have a guest post from Christine Frazer with HR Any Day. She’ll be presenting at our Eastern Oregon Nonprofit Conference in September in Ontario, Oregon. Register today to see her session “De-Mistifying Human Resources.” “Joe is angry because he said he was told he’d be making $18.00 an hour. I told him we don’t start anyone at $18.00 an hour, and that we’ll…

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Nonprofit Policies for Board Members Roles and Responsibilities of Board Members Understanding the Organization’s Core Documents

Building a Board Notebook

There’s a lot of important information that your board of directors should have easily at hand. A thorough and complete board notebook (also called a board manual or a board binder) will help keep it all organized. What’s more, a board notebook is an excellent tool for orienting new board members! CNS suggests the following table of contents for your board notebook: Tab 1: Board…

Social Media Marketing: Making the Perfect Post on Facebook — Part 2

We’ve put together this short guide to help you get the most out of Facebook marketing. This is the second in a series of posts, and today, we’ll cover how to make the perfect post. You can see our first blog post, which covers how to best use your Facebook page, here. THE GOOD, THE BETTER, THE BEST A good post: Text-only post. You can…

Toolbox: Asking for a Cause We Believe In — Overcoming Our Fears

PURPOSE AND INSTRUCTIONS No matter how many times people ask for money, they’re likely to experience that queasy feeling in the pit of their stomachs – the unwelcome sensation that they’re somehow putting themselves at risk. This simple exercise helps participants address their fears by giving voice to those fears, and shows that others experience those same fears. Distribute a copy of this handout (available…

Social Media Marketing: Using Facebook to Engage Your Nonprofit’s Network — Part 1

When your nonprofit organization is marketing its events and programs, social media, especially Facebook, can be one of your most effective tools. An average of 68% of Americans use Facebook, which is a much higher rate than Twitter (24%) and Instagram (35%). Three-fourths of these users visit daily and just over half of those check multiple times a day. So, your organization should be using…

Guest Post from Free Geek: Offering Free and Low-Cost Technology and Support to Nonprofits

Today, we have a guest post from Free Geek, a non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon that refurbishes technology and gives it to our community at no or low cost. Hi there! Our mission is to sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access, and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential. We are very excited to introduce our Hardware Grants program,…