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Teach me how to fund art organization!

I have an idea for a community art organization. Help me figure out where to look to fund it! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Jun 17, 2008 - 7 answers

Inexpensive venue in NYC

Where's a decent -- and most importantly, inexpensive -- venue for 50 exchange teachers for a four-day orientation in the NYC Metro area? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jun 6, 2008 - 2 answers

What do I need to know about being treasurer of a nonprofit?

I've been elected treasurer of a small nonprofit. I'd like some advice about best practices for creating a budget and tracking our finances, and also about other responsibilities I should be aware of. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Jun 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Help me help others

Tips on creating a non-profit organization to help people abroad get basic necessities? [more inside]
posted by mateuslee on Jun 1, 2008 - 11 answers

SAS112 Risk Assessment help

My midsized arts organization needs to complete the new audit risk assessment form SAS112. Has anyone done this yet? We need to know if there is standard language, suggested scope, any tips for getting through it with no staff time to spare. Found some stuff on google, but I'm still at sea. I've only made it up to page 19 with about 15 hours put into it, so either I don't know what I'm doing or this is a mess o' hard.
posted by nax on May 21, 2008 - 1 answer

How can I work in economic development in Latin America?

How can I work in economic development in Latin America? [more inside]
posted by Ashley801 on May 11, 2008 - 2 answers

Compensation package for an inventor working for a non-profit

I'm an engineer/inventor who is in salary negotiations with a non-profit and I hold the patent for a mission critical technology. I have some questions about how to secure the best offer. [more inside]
posted by Cardboardbox on Apr 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me use my powers for good. I've had enough evil for now.

What are the best places to work as a consultant for nonprofit and/or charitable organizations? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2008 - 9 answers

O Google, Grant Us Thy Donate Now Buttons

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]
posted by Medieval Maven on Mar 28, 2008 - 6 answers

Non-profit looking for ways to generate revenue

Non-profit looking for ways to generate revenue. Please help us with ideas. [more inside]
posted by saffronwoman on Mar 18, 2008 - 16 answers

Interviewing at nonprofit legal services org! Help!

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]
posted by anonymous on Mar 6, 2008 - 11 answers

Fundraising online

I want my not for profit organization to maximize its presence on line, in particular by increasing fundraising efforts. [more inside]
posted by nax on Feb 12, 2008 - 9 answers

How do we bring daily news to staff without computers?

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]
posted by Milkman Dan on Feb 5, 2008 - 15 answers

Getting a grant writer position

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]
posted by diode on Jan 10, 2008 - 9 answers

Temp Agencies for Do-Gooders?

What temp agencies serve the non-profit community in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by ilikecookies on Jan 8, 2008 - 4 answers

A worthwhile idea hitting an expensive wall...a philanthropic idea in trouble

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]
posted by omnigut on Jan 6, 2008 - 9 answers

More Cans = More Recycling = More Money. Make it so.

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]
posted by TomMelee on Jan 2, 2008 - 35 answers

Examples of great looking and informative print newsletters?

Where can I find examples of high quality print newsletters from nonprofits? [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Dec 6, 2007 - 5 answers

Before we start we just wanted to say that this gig sucks!

So, how do you hire a big-name band to do a private event? [more inside]
posted by Weebot on Dec 5, 2007 - 15 answers

Nonprofit mailing: Correct way to bulk mail at the nonprofit rate

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]
posted by mac-way on Nov 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Strategic transition to non-profit management. How to?

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]
posted by Stewriffic on Nov 14, 2007 - 9 answers

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]
posted by mamaquita on Oct 22, 2007 - 40 answers

Am I a cheap bastard or not?

Are you expected to donate to the non-profit that employs you? [more inside]
posted by mccxxiii on Sep 24, 2007 - 35 answers

Need help finding cheap/free advertising for my nonprofit

Looking for inexpensive ways to advertise for a nonprofit [more inside]
posted by mrflibble on Sep 18, 2007 - 15 answers

finding a "client"

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]
posted by ejaned8 on Aug 31, 2007 - 1 answer

Suggestions for nonprofit charity giving level names

What unique giving level names should we use to encourage higher major donations for a nonprofit animal related charity? [more inside]
posted by fieldtrip on Aug 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Pitfalls to being a non-profit board member?

Pitfalls to being a non-profit board member? [more inside]
posted by white_devil on Aug 6, 2007 - 11 answers

Why throw-out when you can donate?

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]
posted by IndigoSkye on Aug 2, 2007 - 27 answers

"It's not true I had nothing on. I had the radio on" -Marilyn Monroe

How to start a nonprofit media organization? (books, guides, personal experiences, etc). [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Jul 29, 2007 - 2 answers

donor database programs for non-profits?

My non-profit needs a better method of tracking our donors, what database programs are out there for us? [more inside]
posted by nerdcore on Jun 29, 2007 - 11 answers

Entry into NGO aid work

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]
posted by iamck on Jun 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Is there profit to being a non-profit?(???)

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]
posted by mrgreyisyelling on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Starting a Foundation or Fund

How do I start a fund or foundation? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 20, 2007 - 9 answers

What happens when a non-profit forgets to pay its taxes?

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]
posted by ad_hominem on Jun 17, 2007 - 7 answers

Matching Designers & Non-profits

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 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.
posted by silusGROK on Jun 13, 2007 - 8 answers

Would an EIN number now affect future non-profit status?

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]
posted by kuppajava on Jun 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Should I take a good job when I know I dislike the work culture?

How to weigh an appealing job offer against an unappealing organizational culture? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2007 - 9 answers

How to form a shop co-op and teaching center?

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]
posted by drezdn on May 18, 2007 - 28 answers

SecondLife presence for nonprofits -- Yay or Nay?

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]
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord on May 15, 2007 - 34 answers

Those who can't paint, manage.

Which U.S. colleges/universities have well-regarded programs in arts management? Are any of them in Wisconsin or Illinois? [more inside]
posted by princesspathos on Apr 25, 2007 - 7 answers

Best online auction site for a nonprofit's benefit artwork auction?

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?
posted by letitrain on Apr 2, 2007 - 3 answers

Nonprofit salaries

Is there a way to find exact salary information for jobs at a nonprofit? [more inside]
posted by Freecola on Mar 23, 2007 - 7 answers

Breakdown; go ahead and give it to me.

Where can I find a breakdown of government contracts given to nonprofits? [more inside]
posted by viewofdelft on Mar 16, 2007 - 1 answer

Trustworthy information/advocacy sites for mental/behavioral illness?

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]
posted by melissa may on Mar 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Clear plastic donation box in the Perth metro area?

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.
posted by krisjohn on Feb 21, 2007 - 8 answers

Some kind of (nonprofit) monster

Where can I find communication/team building resources online (preferably for free)? [more inside]
posted by SassHat on Feb 12, 2007 - 2 answers

How best to serve a women's shelter?

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]
posted by AV on Feb 12, 2007 - 8 answers

Shopping and giving.

What are some good causes I can donate to through the Amazon Associates program? [more inside]
posted by far flung on Jan 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Dynamic Mapping

Coding a custom Google Maps or MS VirtualEarth project for a 501(c)(3) charity web site. [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Jan 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Too good to be truly existing.

How do you tell if an organization is legitimate? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 9, 2007 - 13 answers

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