Archive for November 2010

Want to create a better nonprofit board meeting?

Nonprofit boards are said to be one of the greatest underutilized resources we have in the nonprofit sector. There are a lot of reasons why this may be the case. Right now I’m going to focus on a simple one. So often the board meetings are just not run well. I’ve heard stories of meetings with no... Read more »

Five Marketing Strategies that Nonprofits Do Well

I teach graduate courses in nonprofit marketing at North Park University – and our textbooks and materials frequently refer to for-profit marketing examples. There seems to be a readily accepted belief that nonprofits are terrible at marketing. Now, I am aware that there is room for growth, but I also know that there are things we... Read more »

Free IRS webinar for new nonprofits

I just received word that the IRS Exempt Organizations division is offering a FREE 45-minute webinar on Thursday, November 18 at 2pm EST (1pm CST for folks in the Chicago area). The topic is, “Starting Off Right: What New 501(c)3 Organizations Need to Know”.  This division of the IRS seeks to provide educational services and resources for... Read more »

Should Your Nonprofit Blog?

One of the goals of Nonprofit Chicago is to help give an online voice to Chicago’s vibrant nonprofit community. But to really grow our online presence, more nonprofits need to actively blog, comment, and participate in social media. Recent studies show that nonprofits are outpacing the business sector in their adoption of new media (go... Read more »

More Nonprofit Resources: Fundraising, Communications, and Wireless Broadband

Big plans with a small budget? Consider taking advantage of these free or inexpensive technical assistance programs. Fundraising AssistanceNonprofit organizations looking to attain new levels of fundraising success are encouraged to apply for one of these grants from Achieve. Achieve consulting services (one available; value to be determined by scope of services, up to $20,000);... Read more »