How to Turn Volunteers into Supporters: Tips for Volunteer Orientation and Training

How to Turn Volunteers into Supporters: Tips for Volunteer Orientation and Training

A successful event is difficult to accomplish alone. In every fundraiser, you need a team of people who support your cause and are willing to help in any aspect of the event. Volunteer orientation and training is one of the most critical aspects of the volunteer management process. Volunteer orientation and training can make the difference between a successful event and a disastrous one. During orientation, which all volunteers should attend, volunteers learn about the organization as well as the event. And during training, there is an in-depth explanation about the volunteer roles for the event. Both are excellent methods to increase supporters and their engagement…

Attorney General Crack Down

Attorney General Crack Down

Xavier Becerra took office as California’s new Attorney General in January 24, 2017.  His first order of business was to look directly at nonprofit organizations (NPO’s) in California and determine whether or not they are complying with the laws of the land.   These laws include the laws of California that govern nonprofits organizations, in addition to the laws set up by each individual organization.  He is looking, in particular, at each nonprofits’ governing laws outlined in their bylaws to see if they are following their own laws.  Do you have the correct amount of board members? Are you having the correct number of board meetings and on the months stated in your bylaws?  Have you changed your programs and mission since they were last filed? Have you updated your bylaws to reflect these changes?

Why Fonts Matter

Why Fonts Matter

Could your font choice hurt your campaign? There are different types of fonts and styles such as a script, modern, distorted, and many more. However, when constructing digital content for your nonprofit or business, you want to make sure to use the proper font. One of the biggest offenders of being used incorrectly is Comic Sans. It is overly used and easily accessible as a nontraditional font. While many computer typing programs, such as Word, are equipped with various fonts, Comic Sans has become the go-to for a non-traditional font. Since it is so readily available, it has become improperly overused and ruins great digital creations.

5 Tips on How to Create an Annual Budget

5 Tips on How to Create an Annual Budget

The idea of creating a budget, it can seem like a daunting process to undertake.  If you have a clear process of what things to look for then it is much easier than you think and more manageable.  Remember no one has a crystal ball- only historical performance, common sense and forecasting.

When creating an annual budget, consider the following...