Our environmental non-profit in Portland, Oregon receives a small portion of its revenue from recurring (monthly) contributions drawn via direct deposit. Recently, the bank we used to administer this account was acquired by another institution and started charging over a hundred bucks per month just to keep the account open. We shut the account down but are still looking for a reasonable alternative. If at all possible we'd like to avoid paying high administrative costs for the service and processing payments manually (since we'd most likely have to keep donors' account numbers in the office). I'm open to new ideas, and thanks in advance!
How do I turn an LLC into a nonprofit? You are not my lawyer, but maybe someone has some helpful advice. Formed an LLC to operate a hackerspace since it was the path of least resistance. We have never been profitable, we now want to go the 501(c)3 route. How do we accomplish this cleanly and legally? We're in New Mexico if that helps.
Free materials tracking/inventory software specifically for nonprofits rather than businesses: does such a thing exist? [more inside]
I'm looking for a charitable organization that I can make a donation to that helps women get an education. [more inside]
How can a professional poker player turned college graduate transition into a "real" job? [more inside]
What questions should I ask applicants for a position involving the development of IT policies? [more inside]
I'm thinking of moving (back) to Chattanooga. What is the job market like there? [more inside]
How do we get a (music) celebrity to help promote an event in a YouTube-type video? Our community nonprofit is having a month-long event in June, and my daydream is to get some (recognizable) musician/band in a video that we could post on our very popular Facebook page. Ideally, he/she would say something like, "If I weren't on tour in [wherever] right now, I'd definitely be at [event name]! Don't miss it!" How do I even attempt this? I'm in a medium-sized city on the East Coast.
In what cases is it worthwhile, career-wise to take a certificate (e.g., non-degree) program in an issue that interests you and you'd like to work in? I am looking in particular at the Food Security program at Ryerson. [more inside]
I want to donate some money to a program that matches people and animals for mutual rehabilitation [more inside]
Help me solve a database design stumbling block. How can I track # of consecutive absences in my membership attendance database? [more inside]
I volunteer with a nonprofit that operates a community center. We need to hire a Facility Manager but we can't afford it. I have been researching grant money but I only find grants for community programs not for hiring personnel to work in community centers. Are there any sources for grants where the money can be used to hire personnel to work for nonprofit groups?
I am volunteering for a 501c(3). I have been given the task of writing checks to pay the bills. We are paying for the executive director's personal bills. Help! [more inside]
How do you get on a nonprofit organization's board of directors? [more inside]
I would like to create a non-profit fund / fundraising org earmarked towards jumpstarting community centers. I've heard that rather than trying to create a non-profit, it might be best to partner with an existing non-profit with similar interests, and see if they'd "host" the fund I want to create / help with the legal aspects, while allowing me to earmark and oversee the fund. I intend to do regular fundraising, and hope to create a lasting fund that attracts bequests. Does anyone know about the legalities involved here? Any advice as to how I might want to approach such a project?
I'm getting my masters degree with the eventual goal of going into nonprofit work. What skills can I work on (outside of school) that will make me more desirable to organizations and better at my job, and how do I get them? [more inside]
We are planning a publicity stunt that is likely to get national media attention. The catch is that we need the cooperation of a charitable organization with a sense of humor. We've had no luck finding one. Any ideas where to look? [more inside]
Need advice about how to proceed in getting a really awesome job. [more inside]
What jobs are new college grads qualified for? Snowflakey details. [more inside]
Will a non-profit corporation that lost its tax-exempt [501(c)(3)] status, but re-applies and regains it at a later date, be subject to fines and/or penalties for the period it did not have the status? [more inside]
Should I apply for a temp agency to kickstart my stalled career? Snowflaking inside. [more inside]
If you were going to buy approx. 70 PDAs with no bells and whistles just for remote data capture/data storage and removal, what would you get and where would you get them? [more inside]
Recommendations for an NYC accountant familiar with non-profit business and personal (freelance) taxes? [more inside]
Job boards and resources, paritcularly government and non profit sector. [more inside]
Looking for a membership database for a small nonprofit. [more inside]
So I just signed up for membership to TDF! Awesome! What other benefits can I get as a worker in a non-profit (NGO) organization?
How can my small political nonprofit make the most of our interns? [more inside]
What benefit would a tax credit be to a non-profit, tax-exempt (501c3) organization? [more inside]
Are there any alternatives to Alcohol Anonymous/Narcotics Anonymous organizations that help people addicted to drugs and/or alcohol? [more inside]
What sort of lawyer or accounting firm would be best to advise a large NGO who is re-evaluating the way board members are elected? [more inside]
I'm in need of advice on (non-profit) job searching in the US while located in Korea. [more inside]
Pros and Cons of merging our organization's Facebook fan page with our Facebook Places page? [more inside]
Help me find classical music non-profit organizations in the USA. [more inside]
Nonprofit career professionals: Is it advised to focus within one sector of the industry, like the arts, or is it okay to move into different sectors through out your career? [more inside]
Non-profit donation question: The non-profit I'm working with is holding a benefit and would like to be able to accept credit card donations at the event. I'm running into trouble figuring out how to do this without having a laptop at the event. Anyone have experience with this type of situation? [more inside]
I first want to raise funds, but a close second is to raise awareness and increase name recognition for our organization and its mission around watershed protection. How do I do this effectively with this kind of event? [more inside]
A nonprofit organization I'm working with has received a forwarded e-mail supposedly from them. It's not, and their good name is being used in a scam. What should they do? [more inside]
My place of employment has a long and convoluted phone tree that our clients have to wade through when they call in. No one in the organization seems to have written everything down in one place, and I'm trying to create a...document?...that allows us to conceptualize which of our menu options lead where, and what they say at each point. What's the best/easiest way to do this and make it useful? [more inside]
How much control can a for-profit company exert over a nonprofit subsidiary delivering human services? Is this arrangement legit? [more inside]
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]
Is it unethical or illegal to raise money for a nonprofit without their knowledge? [more inside]
I'm a recent college grad who has been playing the "unemployment blues" for the past 5 months and have had no real success finding full-time work. However, I've recently had two excellent interviews for an entry-level administrative assistant position at a small non-profit organization in New York (where I currently live with my parents). I'm not sure if this is the kind of work I would be able to do for more than a year (well aware that most people don't necessarily enjoy their jobs and generally have to haul ass in the early stages), and the pay is mediocre, but I am entering student loan repayment soon ($80k+ worth of debt) and need a steady paying job ASAP. Please offer me some perspective from your experiences in this situation, and help me determine if I am making the right decision. [more inside]
Please advise on how to organize an Alleycat style bike event fundraiser for my nonprofit workplace, and how to make it AMAZINGLY FUN.
Please give me some advice on how to organize an Alleycat style bike event fundraiser for my nonprofit workplace, and how to make it AMAZINGLY FUN. [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Can hiring at a non-profit be refused because a person is not a Christian? [more inside]
I would like to discuss with my boss the possibility of moving from full-time employee status to contractor. My primary question is about health insurance, though I have some more general questions as well. [more inside]
My adult life has been split between art (performing arts) and non-profit administration (major donor fundraising). I'm now approaching a point where I want to merge the two and create my own arts nonprofit. My intent is to start small. I guess I'm hoping to split half my time as a fundraiser/grantwriter/administrator and half my time running the program. Am I crazy? I dont think this thing will officially launch before the next year or two, so please pretend this will happen in a decent economy. I think I have a good service to provide, access to strong potential boardmembers, etc. Thanks, hive.
What is the best state for a nonprofit to incorporate in? [more inside]
I'm an executive assistant and office manager considering a move to the non-profit sector. What can you tell me about the hours, atmosphere, and work style of non-profit offices? [more inside]
How do I find a pro bono graphic designer for my NYC-based literary arts nonprofit? (Or for that matter: Audio/visual/film help? IT help? Information Architecture help?) [more inside]
My mom has cancer. Her sisters are throwing a fundraiser to offset her medical bills and pay for a trip. Please help me understand their obligation to donors and the powers that be. [more inside]