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First time finding interns, what do I do?!

First time hiring interns and it's all a bit overwhelming, could really use some insight! [more inside]
posted by shesbenevolent on Aug 21, 2014 - 22 answers

How can I get a job as a grant writer for a non-profit organization?

I quit law school (a very prestigious, top five school) four years ago and have been working in education ever since (first as an aide for Autistic children, then as a substitute teacher for two years). In this time, my student loans have been accruing interest and keeping me up at night. I can qualify for loan forgiveness programs as long as I work for a non-profit or a school. Unfortunately, the work I was doing for the past four years did not count because I worked for private companies that contracted out to schools. For many reasons,(see below) I would now like to break into grant writing. I have written three successful grant proposals in my career (one for an educational outreach program in college, one for a Fulbright Grant, and one for an international NGO). I am currently strengthening my grant writing skills by taking webinars and utilizing other free online resources. How can I present myself as a viable candidate for these grant writing jobs? And how do I explain the many changes of direction on my resume and the long winding road I took to get here? [more inside]
posted by rockpanda on Jul 31, 2014 - 4 answers

Fundraising for a sick friend - need advice on banking

My dear friend is entering the hospital tomorrow and joining the heart transplant list. We need to open a bank account so we can start accepting Paypal donations from friends and family who live too far away to help make meals, etc. What questions should I be asking a bank? Ideas on how to get started? [more inside]
posted by Mrs_Eep on Jun 10, 2014 - 6 answers

What's my job title?

So, along with a raise, I'm getting a new job title to recognize what my actual duties are, and I can choose it myself — but I'm no good at titles. Non-profit communications folks, can you weigh in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Am I qualified for this and, if not, what AM I qualified for?

I will be graduating with my B.A. in December (at the age of 54) and looking for a job. All along my plan has been to work as a non-profit program manager or project manager. Now I'm not sure I'm qualified. If I'm not, what AM I qualified for, besides the soul-deadening bookkeeping that I've been doing? [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Jun 5, 2014 - 12 answers

shall i take this non-profit offer?

got an offer from a non-profit in NYC. it has been growing like crazy in the past 8 years, but i am faced with a 20% cut in base salary. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 25, 2014 - 7 answers

I want the mayor to send my group a letter congratulating us

I have been tasked by a chorus I'm a member of to get our mayor, U.S. Senator, and others to write us a letter to be published in our program book celebrating our Tenth Anniversary. I have no idea what to do next... [more inside]
posted by Prayless on Mar 31, 2014 - 8 answers

20 attendee weekend event / Non-Profit Membership woes questions

The Non-Profit I volunteer at has serious membership woes. Right now there's just a couple members left, and for this reason and life reasons, we are stepping down, but we don't want to just give up our cause. As such, we are trying to set up a 2 night, 2 day weekend getaway (tentative dates: May 16-May 18) in South Florida for 20 adults to hopefully get new board members and officers. Difficulty level: $5,000 budget. Also, I'm starting to think that perhaps this isn't the way to go? Advice anyone? [more inside]
posted by Debaser626 on Mar 28, 2014 - 9 answers

Transitioning from profit to not-for-profit at 40: what's negotiable?

After a decade in for-profit marketing in a secondary city, I'm being seriously considered for something close to a dream job in Toronto. The main issue is that there'd be a major salary drop -- from CAD$75,000 a year to sub-CAD$50,000, and I'd be moving from a place where the cost of living is low, and my house is mortgage-free and paid off, to, well, Toronto. My current location is not commutable to Toronto. What can I negotiate with my (hopeful) employer to help make up the difference? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 10, 2014 - 35 answers

How to weigh very different career options

I have an unexpected opportunity to apply for an executive director job, but I'm not sure what I want. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2014 - 3 answers

Environmental charity recommendations?

So it's too late for this to matter for the 2013 tax year, but I wanted to ask this while it was fresh in most people's minds: If you give to environment-based charities, what are your favorites? [more inside]
posted by Borborygmus on Jan 2, 2014 - 6 answers

Salary negotiation moving from non-profit to for profit company?

Hi everyone- I have a friend who is close to an offer at for-profit company in NYC, but his background is in non-profit. He wants to ask for a salary in the range that his research shows is a fair for his experience level and the industry standard. However, this amount is nearly $25,000 higher than his current non-profit salary, and he is afraid that revealing his salary history will not allow him to negotiate a fair rate. Does anyone have advice or has been through a similar transition themselves? Thank you in advance for your assistance. -FH
posted by Equiprimordial on Dec 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Bookkeeper for small NYC non-profit?

A friend is looking for a bookkeeper for her very small non-profit: there's one full-timer (her) and four regular contract workers. She wants someone to come in once or twice a month and keep accounts up to date. Office is in Brooklyn. Any recommendations?
posted by neroli on Oct 30, 2013 - 3 answers

Can we handle the non-profit incorporation process ourselves?

We're creating a national non-profit based in New York City. We're new and poor and considering tackling the process of incorporation ourselves. Is this a bad idea? Do we really need to lawyer up? If not, any advice as we embark on this? [more inside]
posted by vecchio on Oct 12, 2013 - 14 answers

Non-profit career help in Britain?

Last October, I started a charity that since April I have won some good grants, grown over the last three months from 10 to 54 clients. Well enough, I am happy to continue working on it as a volunteer and board member. But, it doesn't need full-time employees. I have got some consulting work beginning in November. I would like to find a full-time job. Explaining "I did this, it is going well, now I need some money" is difficult. I am trying to find a non-profit or NGO career consultant in England or the EU to help sort this all out. Can you help?
posted by parmanparman on Sep 29, 2013 - 3 answers

Pay-What-You-Can for Non-Profits

I work with a local non-profit advocacy organization that is working on changing behaviors (promoting walking & biking in town). We charge for membership, but recently someone suggested we expand our membership by making it a pay-what-you-can (or want) sort of system and possibly we would have more cash and volunteers to work with. Can someone point me to articles/books/anything about how has worked for other non-profits or businesses?
posted by katinka-katinka on Jul 27, 2013 - 7 answers

Deposit accounting method for small non-profit

As a small non-profit how should we be making and accounting for bank deposits? [more inside]
posted by Raddu on Jun 11, 2013 - 6 answers

Non-partisan, non-profit. How non-partisan do I need to be personally?

While running a non-partisan non-profit, how non-partisan do I need to be personally? What would you say is expected of me? [more inside]
posted by foggy out there now on Jun 3, 2013 - 10 answers

What will happen to the volunteers?

An non-profit organization with staff and volunteers has been non-union for its existence. Because of proposed changes by its board of directors, staff have applied to unionize. Some staff perform the same tasks as volunteers, but volunteers perform the overwhelming majority of the core work of the organization. The ratio of volunteers to staff is about 35 to 1. First, can a non profit unionize? And second, if it becomes a union shop, what will be the status of the volunteers?
posted by CollectiveMind on Apr 26, 2013 - 8 answers

Free or Inexpensive Photography for a non-profit

Hi, I am helping out with a young and growing non-profit and they need professional photography to update some of the picture content their new website. What is the best to find a good photographer who would be willing to donate their time for a good cause? Is it reasonable to try to find a way to get this work for free? If not, what should we be willing to spend? [more inside]
posted by beisny on Mar 25, 2013 - 11 answers

Essential non-profit analyst skills?

What are the skills I need to acquire in order to become an analyst or consultant in the non-profit world? [more inside]
posted by hala mass on Jul 21, 2012 - 4 answers

Volunteer criminal background check deal breakers

Volunteering with youth - criminal background check deal breakers? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Jul 17, 2012 - 17 answers

Looking For 5K Fundraiser Manager

I manage a small non-profit in New Jersey, and are looking for someone to manage a 5K race for us next year. I am looking for: 1) about how much this would cost us; and 2) for any suggestions of businesses that do this kind of work in the area. Thanks!
posted by nathanrudy on Jun 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Morally-significant IT work?

For those of you who work in a computer field (IT, software development, etc.) and you feel your work has some greater moral purpose (beyond paying the bills): what do you do? And how did you find your job? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on May 13, 2012 - 28 answers

How do non-profits deal with fraudulent donations?

I'm the volunteer web developer for a local non-profit and we're having a problem with our donation page. It's the problem described in this article and this article - what's happening is that credit card thieves are using our donation page to validate stolen credit cards. [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on Apr 19, 2012 - 9 answers

ISO Web Gurus for Charity

Can you name some digital marketing sales and marketing gurus in the non-profit, charity, NGO worlds? [more inside]
posted by metajc on Mar 27, 2012 - 1 answer

How can I make a similar graphic?

How can I make a budget/financial graphic like this for a non-profit? It would be incredibly useful for fundraising and board meetings. [more inside]
posted by beisny on Mar 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Money from Zuckerberg?

Can our non-profit accept Facebook credits as donation according to the TOS? [more inside]
posted by IzzeYum on Feb 21, 2012 - 2 answers

Please help my non-profit art shool navigate tax exemption, funding, and get off on the right foot.

I'm an artist, and I help run a non-profit studio-school. Our studio is about to file for 501(c)(3) exemption and seek funding, and we've reached the limit of our collective knowledge. Please point me in the right direction(s). Length and details inside. [more inside]
posted by amcm on Feb 16, 2012 - 10 answers

I need help completing a UK style job application form.

So this (US union staffer returning to London and looking for a job) was me. Since then I've found a job opening that's absolutely perfect... but I need to fill out a UK style application form, and having spent my whole career in the US, I need some advice. [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Jan 31, 2012 - 17 answers

incorporating a multinational non-profit

Advice on creating a multi-national non-profit organization? [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Jan 23, 2012 - 2 answers

Lost control of YouTube account - please help?

I'm having a major problem at work with our YouTube account and I can't for the life of me elicit any effective help from Google (pretty much restricted to forum postings with no response after a month). Can anyone advise about how to get help from Google? [more inside]
posted by dharma rascal on Nov 30, 2011 - 1 answer

How much money are people willing to give?

What is the minimum amount of money people are willing to give as a donation? [more inside]
posted by snowliontiger on Nov 10, 2011 - 21 answers

What happens if the whole board resigns?

Asking for a friend: What happens to a charity (in Canada) if the entire board resigns on mass? Who is legally responsible for the organization until replacements are found? Does the CRA revoke their charitable license? [more inside]
posted by scrute on Nov 10, 2011 - 5 answers

Non-profit organizations in different countries

Are there more non-profit organizations in "capitalist" countries than "socialist" countries? [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Aug 25, 2011 - 6 answers

What should I charge for a charity shopping event?

What should I charge for a charity shopping event? [more inside]
posted by mgarnhum on Aug 17, 2011 - 5 answers

non-profit temping agencies?

What are the best temp agencies for non-profit work in the United States? Specifically, I am looking for agencies in Chicago, Boston, Washington DC, New York City and San Francisco.
posted by parmanparman on Jul 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Non-profit organization

Help me start a non-profit [more inside]
posted by allelopath on Jul 14, 2011 - 12 answers

Making art AND money.

What are some genre-breaking companies that blur the line between for-proft and non-profit in imaginative ways? [more inside]
posted by finders keepers on Jul 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Project/tournament management suite

I need a good project management suite/software to manage a large yearly sports tournament. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Raddu on Jun 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Help, I Need Somebody

I have passion for a non-profit idea, but I can't do this myself. Help me get started and ask for help in the best way possible. [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on May 17, 2011 - 5 answers

LPCC Candidate Seeking Employment Websites

I'm job hunting and looking for recommendations for non-profit listings other than Craigslist. If it matters, I'm located in California. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Mar 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Articling for Lawyer moving to Canada?

I'm an Attorney potentially moving to Canada (Vancouver) who needs to go through the articling process, but wants to do it outside of a traditional law firm. What advice can you give? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 15, 2011 - 4 answers

Is a NAS box a viable alternative to a Windows Server?

Could/should a tiny NGO abandon the Windows server model (which is probably overkill for our simple needs) and just go with a NAS box for file sharing? [more inside]
posted by gemmy on Jan 11, 2011 - 7 answers

Train me please

So what does "train-the-trainer" really mean anyway? [more inside]
posted by RajahKing on Jan 6, 2011 - 23 answers

Alchohol/Drug Addiction Help

Are there any alternatives to Alcohol Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous organizations that help people addicted to drugs and/or alcohol? [more inside]
posted by alex_skazat on Dec 13, 2010 - 12 answers

Seeking Presenters For Our Audience

Can anyone recommend a talented public speaker in the NYC/Boston/Philly/DC/NJ area who can talk to our audience (an NYC non-profit usability professionals' association) about usability, who would be available from March of 2011 onwards? I'm particularly interested in finding people who specialize in designing things like cockpit controls for aircraft, nuclear plant dashboards, radar systems for the military and/or meteorological systems, and the like. I'm a big fan of author and researcher Gary Klein and have asked for his help as well. I'd be grateful for any leads. Thank you.
posted by uxplanner on Nov 22, 2010 - 3 answers

How do I find English as a Second Language Funding for an African University?

I am a volunteer for an organization building a nonprofit university in Angola. I am tasked with finding funding for English as a Second Language education--all students who do not speak English will take year long intensive course in English. I'm looking for whatever help I can get in finding funds. [more inside]
posted by wires on Nov 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Do we live in a world where a manufacturing network could be not-for-profit?

Can anyone tell me whether a non-profit decentralized manufacturing network is feasible? Interested in opinions both legal and financial in nature. [more inside]
posted by seagull.apollo on Oct 10, 2010 - 20 answers

IT hardware advice for non-profit

Medium sized non-profit looking to purchase new Hardware to run Sage MIP accounting software for 5 users. Any recommendations on type of hardware to buy for value: does one need a "server" these days for this type of situation or will a desktop work? How about reliable easy back-up options?
posted by dougiedd on Aug 3, 2010 - 4 answers

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