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The downsides of starting a nonprofit organization

If you’re deciding whether to take your cause to the next level by forming a 501(c)(3), consider the common downsides of starting a nonprofit organization.

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

December 6, 2022

Crypto fundraising: diversifying donations for GivingTuesday

Want to maximize donations to your nonprofit on GivingTuesday? See why crypto fundraising holds the key to tapping into today’s newest generation of crypto donors.

By Alexis Miller

October 26, 2022

Candid Seal of Transparency holders can now enable Apple Pay to accept donations

Nonprofits can now accept donations with Apple Pay. It’s an easy, secure, and private way for your donors to give back.

By Ally Ray (she/her)

October 24, 2022

Five ways to level up your GivingTuesday campaign

30% of annual donations are given to nonprofits from GivingTuesday through the end of the year. Here are five ways to capitalize on this generosity and make this year’s GivingTuesday campaign even better.

By Holly Rustick (she/her)

October 12, 2022

Eight steps to get started with fiscal sponsorship

Every day, people come up with creative ideas for starting a mission-driven charitable project. But it can feel overwhelming. Not to worry! A fiscal sponsor can help.

By Ruth Williams (she/her)

October 11, 2022

The data/crisis catch-22: How the pandemic created a social sector data gap

There’s a data/crisis catch-22: While it’s important to have recent data when managing a crisis, it’s also harder to get. Case in point: 990 data from the IRS.

By Cathleen Clerkin (she/her) and Anna Koob (she/her)

September 26, 2022

The overhead myth: crash course to fundraising transparency

The overhead myth states that nonprofits that can spend the least amount on overhead are seen as the most effective. It’s time to disprove this.

By Jacob Spencer

July 26, 2022

All you need to know about fiscal sponsorship

Many people have amazing ideas for creating a nonprofit or public-benefit project, but aren’t sure how to get started or find funding. Instead of starting a new organization, you may want to consider working with an existing 501(c)(3) public charity…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

July 12, 2022

The basics of building a nonprofit budget

Budgets can be one of the most intimidating aspects of grantseeking and nonprofit management, especially for new projects or organizations. Most of us don’t have accounting degrees after all! The good news is that budgets aren’t as complicated as most…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

June 9, 2022

How do you choose a payment processor for your nonprofit?

Whether you’re a nonprofit professional with decades of experience or thinking about starting your own organization, you know how crucial donations are for fueling a nonprofit’s ability to deliver on its mission. One of the most recent trends we’re seeing…

By Murad Bushnaq

May 31, 2022

Navigating the Form 990 to find funding

If you work at a nonprofit or have thought about starting one, chances are you’re already familiar with the Form 990. All tax-exempt organizations, including foundations, must file some version of Form 990 with the IRS each year to comply…

By Melissa Pulis (she/her)

May 19, 2022

The strategic plan dilemma: Building for the future while you’re drowning

This blog was originally published on the KAL Fund blog. Three years ago, I launched my consulting practice with the sole objective of providing the nonprofit sector targeted solutions for creating capacity and clarity for executive director roles. Unfortunately, one…

By Kaseem Ladipo (he/him)

June 8, 2021