Have you started a successful non-profit organization or worked for one? [more inside]
I work for a non-profit. A personal friend of my boss is trying to poach me to a much better paying job in the private sector. What is the ethical way to navigate this? [more inside]
Can you name some digital marketing sales and marketing gurus in the non-profit, charity, NGO worlds? [more inside]
MPA or M.S. Writing? More useful, or more engaging? I'm at a point where I am thinking about my advanced degree choices, and would love some input and advice. [more inside]
I want to start a food company, similiar to Newman's Own, and donate all profits to charity. Assuming it will be profitable within a year or two, can the company be formed as a nonprofit corporation?
What are some good memoirs/stories/quotes/resources for guidance in being a community activist? [more inside]
I'm a non-profit development professional who enjoys my current job fundraising for a regional cultural organization (actually one of the largest, most stable non-profits in our area). Unfortunately, I can no longer afford the non-profit salary. Plese help direct me to the resources to find a place in the for-profit world. [more inside]
I work for a small, educational game non-profit. We have out first trade show coming up! We're looking for cool, clever booth designs. [more inside]
I need ideas and links for an eye-catching wall-mounted donation box. [more inside]
What kind of jobs should I be looking for that are women's/gender studies related? I like working on issues more than with people. [more inside]
Buying a home with 4 other adults: advice and resources needed! Buying in the Washington DC/MD area. [more inside]
What's the easiest, most secure way to move this SQL database and its browser-based front end online? [more inside]
A friend of a friend is a painter in New York state involved in a project aimed at building parks aimed at improving communication between refugees and citizens. I have been asked how he might be able to organize an entity as a not-for-profit with a profit wing to encourage both private and public contributors. Anyone know of any standard ways of doing this? [more inside]
Job-application filter: Along with my resume and cover letter, I'd like to send some (unasked-for) sample work in as part of an application for a "Director of Grants" position w/ a large family-services nonprofit. Any tips or advice on this plan? [more inside]
I work at at a non-profit art museum on a state university campus. Though it's officially (legally, too, I guess) a museum, it feels more like a commercial art gallery. Does it violate our non-profit status when the founder buys a large number of art from each of the shows we do? I want to know so, when I begin to write grants, and if a potential funder asks, I can answer knowing where the question is going. Thanks.
What are some awesome non-profits/other social change organizations based in Chicago or the surrounding areas (northern suburbs would actually be ideal)? [more inside]
Looking for a database solution for a young and expanding non-profit. [more inside]
What graduate program should I choose to get into the field of non-profit management and program evaluation? I'm considering the MIA program at SIPA and this MA in Econ/Business/Politics at Claremont (non-profit track). Will these work? What else should I be looking for? [more inside]
Posting for a friend: She has an interview next week for a part-time non-profit development/social media job. She has pretty good answers for generic job interview type questions, but what kinds of questions might she prepare for that are more specific to the field? What kinds of skills should she be highlighting? [more inside]
[Nonprofit Filter] We're investigating options to shop out the major financial needs of our nonprofit organization. If we do this, what tasks should be kept in house and (if we no longer have a dedicated finance person) who should do them? We are considering this option, but have a fair number of questions about how other small NGOs manage their financial administration. Is yours in-house, contracted, a combination of both? What are the benefits/challenges? Lots of questions and would appreciate experienced feedback! [more inside]
How can I solicit electronic equipment for short term loan for an NYC art exhibition? It is affiliated with a non-profit and reasonably high profile, I have a PR kit ready but am having trouble finding the right contacts (at Samsung, Sony, or Panasonic for example). I need a monthlong loan of a flatscreen LED display and in exchange can offer PR opportunities, exposure to a sophisticated arts audience, and VIP performance tickets - a lot to offer!
My non-profit holds its gala benefit soon. In lieu of our usual clipboards-and-pens silent auction, we were thinking of using an internet service such as Bidding for Good. Good idea? Bad idea? [more inside]
What exactly does it mean when one non-profit entity (such as programs on public broadcasting) is supported, sponsored, or "made possible" by another? [more inside]
I've been invited to emcee a gala dinner for a nonprofit. They are paying me for my talents, but I don't have anything other than random guesses about how much to charge, and their initial offer was basically "money is no object," which actually make it harder for me. Are there any resources out there that can help me narrow down a range to work from?
Best software for keeping track of room rentals at a facility owned by a non-profit? [more inside]
Where in DC can I find good training course series about managing a department within a non-profit? [more inside]
A canvasser signed our family up to make regular contributions to Planned Parenthood. How can I tell how much of our donation is actually being received by PP? [more inside]
I am working with a non-profit organization who wants to stream video of talks with the ability to take questions live, via chat or some equivalent. Do we want to use something like Ustream? What else do we need to know? I am not sure on numbers, but there would potentially be at least a few hundred viewers. [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for a Wordpress theme best suited for a Nonprofit organization's website. [more inside]
I'd like to make a birthday donation for my mother that supports civic enhancement issues in Detroit (historic preservation, greenbelt development for example) - what organization would make good use of my donation? [more inside]
How's your little US nonprofit avoiding Adobe Acrobat and printing PDFs for free? [more inside]
I'm looking for materials that can be used to help train people how to best use social media to help nonprofits engage the community. [more inside]
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]