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When It Rains…Is Your Organization Waterproof?

If your organization were faced with unanticipated and significant expenditures or loss of revenues, do you have enough available and unrestricted reserves to keep going? It might not seem like a priority to have a “rainy day fund” if an organization struggles with day-to-day expenses; nevertheless, such a fund should be part of your program […]

How to Minimize Common Risks When Working with Volunteers

As with any business, running a nonprofit organization comes with its own set of risks. When your nonprofit organization is driven by volunteer work and attendance, you have to consider an additional set of risks and opportunities.  It’s vital to implement nonprofit volunteer insurance and other measures ensuring volunteer’s work will be done as safely, […]

Nonprofit Budgeting: Be Aware of the New Postal Pricing Proposal

There are proposed regulations on prices for what can be considered market-dominant mail, which includes much of the mail sent by nonprofit organizations. Postal Regulatory Commission brought about this proposal and if implemented, the U.S. Postal Service can significantly raise prices for certain types of mail that nonprofit organizations greatly rely on.  Mail is a […]

How to Handle Disputes with Volunteers

Volunteers are often the eyes and ears of an organization. By giving time and expertise, they are personally invested and their feedback is critical for growth. Sometimes, that feedback may come in a form that is more emotionally charged than preferred. It may even become a dispute.  Responses should not mirror negative emotions and you […]