The Alliance’s New “Operations Support Services”

As a partner of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, Accreditation Guru is excited to share with you their new and game-changing “Operations Support Services” offering for the nonprofit sector. This offering is intended to help leaders address provision of operations support services related to human resources, finance, administrative operations, and more. This is […]

Corporate Social Responsibility—Good for Society, Good for Business

New or small businesses may think of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs as something belonging in the domain of larger companies, but that is not necessarily true. There are many ways that small or mid-sized companies can develop social partnerships that also make good business sense. Recently, the Business Council of Westchester held its first […]

What to Consider Before Joining a Nonprofit Board of Directors

You have just been invited to join a respected nonprofit’s board of directors. Sounds flattering, right? Absolutely – and it should be. Nonprofit organizations provide critical services to those in need and have the ability to change lives, add culture, and/or improve our environment for the better. However, before immediately accepting this key position within […]

How to Avoid Adding Ineffective Members to Your Board

A great board of directors can make all the difference between a successful nonprofit and one that cannot get the funding, participation or staff that it needs. The board is the face of the organization, responsible for its success and growth. With such responsibilities, it is imperative that a nonprofit board is made up of […]

Brand Alignment: Part 1 — Start With Strategy

Earning the trust of a local community is tough. Getting people to give of themselves is even harder. Asking donors for money? It’s the ultimate challenge for nonprofit organizations. But, regardless of how hard you work to achieve these things, there is one factor that can either pave your path to success or throw up […]

Crowdfunding Offers Exponential Philanthropic Possibilities

Fundraising is a fundamental necessity for nonprofits. Without adequate funding, mission fulfillment simply will not be possible. One trend that has evolved and grown explosively over the past few years (and appears here to stay) is crowdfunding, a social media savvy method of using online technology to reach the masses and rally the troops for […]

Keeping the Competition in Perspective for the New Year

The heart of a nonprofit is its mission. Donors are an indispensable part of fulfilling this mission and the competition is fierce. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, as of 2015, the US is home to more than 1.5 million charitable organizations. Thinking about your competition in this way is certainly overwhelming – […]

Give thanks and appreciation to your valued donors and volunteers during this ‘Season of Giving’!

During this season of giving nonprofit organizations have a unique opportunity – and responsibility – to applaud the generosity we have been given throughout the past year and to celebrate the humanity that seems especially prominent during this holiday season. We know that our donors and volunteers are an invaluable part of our work – […]

Using #GivingTuesday to spread your message and reach sustainable donors

#GivingTuesday is a day when people and organizations from all over the globe come together to give back. On the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving, people around the world will unite for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. For nonprofit agencies that want to spread the word about their mission and secure sustainable donors this […]