We're a newly minted nonprofit, and we want to use Google Checkout rather than Paypal. I've read the how-to on what we need to do to get verified, but there's a hitch. [more inside]
Non-profit looking for ways to generate revenue. Please help us with ideas. [more inside]
Lawyers/legal staffers: Can you tell me what it is like to work for a nonprofit legal services organization? And what will they be looking for at my interview? [more inside]
I want my not for profit organization to maximize its presence on line, in particular by increasing fundraising efforts. [more inside]
Our organization uses the Intranet to keep staff informed. 40% of our employees don't use computers in their daily job. How do we bring the Intranet to them? [more inside]
The non-profit I work for is undergoing economic changes of the painful contraction type. People are worried, layoffs are looming. I've known for some time my position was not secure and have been looking at moving to a vacant grant writer's position that has come available. I think I have the prerequisites. How can I nail this job? [more inside]
What temp agencies serve the non-profit community in the Bay Area? [more inside]
I am currently involved in setting up a website, and it is proving to be a Herculean task. However, thanks to an instilled sense of guilt and a desire to feel worthful, for a change, I have decided to give back to those that may not be as lucky, as rich, or as pretty as me, namely New York’s starving (or just struggling) artists. My goal, through this website, is to give them a helping hand for free, but obviously need some sort of funding and business plan to move forwards with. I have no experience with any of this. Please help! My main concerns, not having ever done this before, are worrying about how to get funding/donations, whether I need to turn it into an NPO, and whether I should be worried about business-minded people stealing my idea, commercializing it, and basically shoving me out of the way. The following are a list of problems for the immediate future. I have listed them all here because of AskMetafilter’s one-week policy on posting new threads. [more inside]
I see you there. You're smart. You've got great ideas. You want to help me make the world a better place. So, help me brainstorm this contraption. [more inside]
Where can I find examples of high quality print newsletters from nonprofits? [more inside]
So, how do you hire a big-name band to do a private event? [more inside]
I understand that there are three different ways to adhere postage for bulk nonprofit mailings. Permit imprint, pre-canceled stamps or a postage meter. However we are getting conflicting information from our local post office and the USPS. Can we print postage with the meter at the non-profit rate and not use the permit imprint number? [more inside]
My job duties are changing rapidly, and I'm taking on tons of new responsibilities, at my boss's request. I'd like to ask for a promotion and/or raise, given the situation but am not sure how to go about it. [more inside]
Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.
Money or happiness? [more inside]
Are you expected to donate to the non-profit that employs you? [more inside]
Looking for inexpensive ways to advertise for a nonprofit [more inside]
How do I find what open source project (or nonprofit) might be a "client" for a tutorial or training (instructional design project) that's for university credit? [more inside]
What unique giving level names should we use to encourage higher major donations for a nonprofit animal related charity? [more inside]
Pitfalls to being a non-profit board member? [more inside]
Why would a retail chain want its stores to discard unsold clearance items rather than donate them to a charity that can use them? [more inside]
How to start a nonprofit media organization? (books, guides, personal experiences, etc). [more inside]
My non-profit needs a better method of tracking our donors, what database programs are out there for us? [more inside]
How does one groom oneself for development/aid work in developing countries? What are your experiences (or resources for experiences) landing positions with NGOs, and the difference between bottom-up and top-down approaches for contact? [more inside]
An individual looking to buy a multi-family home to create a low rent situation for several artists. Is there a benefit to becoming a non-profit? Is there money to help support this venture that I should be chasing after? [more inside]
How do I start a fund or foundation? [more inside]
Yikes! I recently started helping a small non-profit manage its finances, and I just discovered they failed to file their taxes last year. Are they doomed? [more inside]
I'm helping a long-time friend who has recently taken the helm at a small non-profit and needs some web design work done. I've come across a number of web sites that connect designers with non-profits over the last few years... but can only remember Guru.com. I'd like to recommend a service to her, but I'm coming-up short. Does anyone here have experience with a firm like/better than Guru? Guru may end-up being our final choice, but I can't imagine they're the only players in the field.
Will applying for a Federal EIN number now as an informal organization with no legal status affect a possible non-profit application in the future? [more inside]
How to weigh an appealing job offer against an unappealing organizational culture? [more inside]
How can I pull this off? I would like to start a communal shop for metal-working, wood working, electronics, etc that also helps kids? [more inside]
My overlord has fallen in love with SecondLife, and wants our organization to build a presence there. How can I convince her that this is a dumb idea? Or is it not a dumb idea? [more inside]
Which U.S. colleges/universities have well-regarded programs in arts management? Are any of them in Wisconsin or Illinois? [more inside]
I'm doing some volunteer web work for a small nonprofit. They want to auction artwork online in advance of a benefit event. They need an auction service to handle the bidding. Bidders would be local residents, items would be priced in the low hundreds of dollars, and the nonprofit would handle delivery of the art. Any easy to set up, easy for users to register and use, inexpensive providers out there?
Is there a way to find exact salary information for jobs at a nonprofit? [more inside]
Where can I find a breakdown of government contracts given to nonprofits? [more inside]
I'm trying to find a comprehensive lists of organization and resource sites for a range of behavioral and mental disorders (similar to this, but for adults as well as children). [more inside]
Perth (Australia) Filter: Anyone know where I can purchase a perspex/lucite/acrylic, clear, lockable donation box in the Perth metro area? Size would be suitable for putting on a small table. Would need to accept notes as well as coins. I only want one.
Where can I find communication/team building resources online (preferably for free)? [more inside]
I have an interview coming up for a volunteer position on the board of the local women's shelter. I anticipate them asking something along the lines of "what will you do for us as a member of the board," and I'd like to have a good answer. [more inside]
What are some good causes I can donate to through the Amazon Associates program? [more inside]
Coding a custom Google Maps or MS VirtualEarth project for a 501(c)(3) charity web site. [more inside]
How do you tell if an organization is legitimate? [more inside]
Should I take this non-profit job or shove it? [more inside]
Where can I find statistics on what percentage of medical premiums are typically paid by employees of nonprofit organizations in the US? [more inside]
I work for a small non profit who is looking to add a central file server to bring our non existent tech infrastructure out of the stone age. The boss is looking to drop $2,500 on a complete package from DELL, but Im thinking there must be a better and cheaper way to accomplish this. [more inside]
I need to catalogue my non-profit's library of books and videos. We want it to be accessible for students and faculty to easily see what we own and what is currently available for borrowing. I have been looking at LibraryThing, and am pretty impressed, but I can't see a way to incorporate our films, to give each item an id number, or to mark what is currently borrowed or available. Are there ways for me to do this, or would another site/software be better?
Where can I get handouts in Sydney? [more inside]
How do I invest $40,000 for one year for a non-profit corporation? The non-profit art space that I started recently recieved a couple grants amounting to about $40,000. Yay! We will spend all the money gradually over the course of this year. Initially I thought I could open an account with ING Direct or Emigrant Direct, but they do not offer accounts to corporations, only personal accounts. Our bank's interest rate is terrible and I'm sure we can do better. Does anyone have any advice for short term, near zero risk investing?
Suggest some good donor fulfillment services to send out feelers to, for a 7-figure NPO fundraiser that will largely be conducted online.
What's the best solution for sharing, backing up, and uploading large amounts of photos for my work? [more inside]