Nonprofit Outsourcing: Increase Your Revenue And Your Reach By Cutting Costs

November 4, 2013

All around the world, businesses have grown by harnessing the power of social media and building a website following by crafting and sharing great blog posts. This is a great way to grow any business, however, using it for nonprofits can prove to be costly, which is why many haven't created a budget category for social media and blogging. 

Nonprofit outsourcing is a great way to cut costs. Instead of hiring on staff, or using volunteers who might not be a good fit for the position, many nonprofits are outsourcing areas such as bookkeeping in order to use their funds within the community. As a nonprofit, your website is a vital part of your public image. When a website is done well, it can be a tremendous marketing tool. However, one of the most important parts of a great website is the blog, and without an updated blog, your website won't perform as well as you want it to. 

Many nonprofits aren't aware that there are many blogging services available that will provide them with excellent content on a schedule that fits in with their needs. Websites like ProBlogService and BlogMutt offer a customized solution for their customers. Your nonprofit will be able to receive excellent content for your blog without having to hire a professional blogger, without having to pay a high salary for another staff member, and without having to add another burden to one of your already-overtaxed employees or volunteers. You'll be able to pick and choose the types of posts you want, so you can be assured that your blog will always have your voice and your style.

Outsourcing is an excellent way for nonprofits to make good use of their budgets to reach their communities. If your website doesn't have a blog, this is a great time to start one.

For more great tips on how to maximize the effectiveness of your nonprofit, contact us today!

 

Social Entrepreneurship: Employing Business Strategies for Nonprofit Success

October 28, 2013

All it takes to raise money for your nonprofit business is for you to tap into a skill that you already have. You simply have to care about your donors and do whatever you can to nurture and expand your relationships with them over time.

Retain Your Donors

Many charities focus on trying to bring in new donors almost exclusively. Many make the effort to contact people who have donated before through mailers or by phone. However, they often do very little to make these people feel special or ...


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New Methods of Fundraising, When You Never Dreamed You'd Have to Think Like an Entrepreneur

October 21, 2013

When you started your nonprofit, you may or may not have had a clear plan for raising money. Many nonprofits do have consistent sources of money which include wealthy donors, wealthy family donors, business donations, or government grants. However, not every nonprofit organization receives the same funding.

According to recent statistics, though 70% of Americans admit to giving to a nonprofits every year, religious organizations top the list as the highest "earning," nonprofit organizations ...


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Finding Inspiration from RockThePost.com

October 14, 2013

If you're in need of inspiration as a nonprofit – whether you're starting a new company, looking to branch out, or searching for new methods of fundraising – a great place to find a quick dose of inspiration, and perhaps even some fundraising opportunities is RockThePost.com.

RockThePost's vision is simple: create an online meeting place where accredited investors can view the pitches of entrepreneurs and fund their ideas.

 

Its site design is ingenious, as it should be, considering its ...
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New—and Not so New—Nonprofit Methods for Employee Support

October 7, 2013

As you increase your nonprofit’s ability to think like a tech startup, don’t forget to include your employees in the equation. After all, many nonprofits are unable to pay their employees wages that are comparable to those available in the for-profit sector, and thus rely on employees’ commitment to the organization’s mission to keep them engaged. Here are some great new nonprofit methods (and some things that are becoming standard in the nonprofit world) that could increase both prod...


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Wise Words From a Tech Start-up: Venture Capital Is Not Everything

September 30, 2013

When pursuing funds for your nonprofit, the prospect of deep pockets providing venture capital can seem alluring to the point that it becomes a magical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. However, a recent word of advice from successful tech start-up CEO James Cole of Expand the Room dispels this pot of gold myth.

In an interview with Business Insider, Cole started off with a surprising statement: a million dollars in capital isn't always going to make a great idea successful, and, in his...


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Nonprofit Technology Solutions: How to Make a Visually Appealing Video

September 23, 2013

The use of videos has become a vital tool in communicating news for your nonprofit organization. Videos draw people in more than still images. So, how do you make a professional-looking video using tools you already have? Here are a few nonprofit technology solutions and film-making secrets that will make your video look great!

1.     Lighting. One of the most important things to consider when making a video is your lighting. A simple solution to this is filming outside under a shaded tree, ...


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Coursera Partners With Chegg to Offer Free Textbooks

September 16, 2013

With continuing efforts to expand the scope of their education abilities, online learning startup Coursera recently announced a partnership with five publishers to offer free textbooks to students enrolled in Coursera’s classes. These publishers, Cengage Learning, Oxford University Press, Macmillan Higher Education, Wiley, and SAGE, will offer their textbooks through the online student hub Chegg. 

This content consists of eTextbooks that will be delivered for free via Chegg’s eReader and...


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Nonprofit Outsourcing is the Next Step in Growth

September 9, 2013

Now that you've turned your passion for social reform into a nonprofit enterprise, you have to assess the best strategies to drive growth. But how do you motivate a team that is already swamped with the day-to-day running of the organization?

 Similar to a profit-driven business, many back office tasks are outside the scope of the management team due to a lack of time or available expertise. Nonprofit outsourcing becomes a valid alternative not only for the stressed nonprofit manager, but als...


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3 Free Technology Solutions for Your Nonprofit

September 3, 2013

There are only two ways to make sure your nonprofit stays viable. The first option is to create revenue by fundraising. The other option, which this post will explore, is to cut overhead by choosing free technology solutions. Nonprofits can leverage the ethos of open source software to provide their organization with current and useful technology resources without having to sacrifice precious dollars. 

 

1. Open Source Productivity Software

OpenOffice is a completely free and open source p...


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