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10 Best Emergency Loans for Bad Credit in 2023

There comes a time in everyone’s life when we need some money quickly. Rising costs make it harder than ever to have an emergency fund, and conventional banks don’t have the means to pay out a loan quickly. Fortunately, online lenders exist to get you extra cash in a quick and timely manner. Of the …
Gift Tables/Pyramids are great fundraising tools, but their construction and usage are often very much misunderstood. They are most often associated with capital campaigns, but are also great tools for major gifts fundraising, for “fiscal year fundraising,” and even for major events. Prior to the beginning of every fiscal year, an organization goes through its …
Continuing from last week’s posting…. As it will not always be appropriate to run down the prepared list of questions with every interviewee, the interviewer must be able to “read people,” must be able to know when to forget the prepared questionnaire and just chat with Mr./Ms. Jones about the NPO’s issues and possible futures. …
Want to create a Major Gifts Program, a Bequest Program, a Special Event, a Recognition Program, a Capital Campaign ?? The most important information you’d want to have is whether your (prospective) constituents/donors will agree with what you want to do, and what would motivate those folks to want to participate in and/or support your …
The most critical factor in creating a Major Gifts Program is the availability of a group of volunteers and professionals who will accept responsibility for the success of that program. This Leadership Cadre, which should (ideally) include one-or-two savvy and committed Board Members, must include a couple of current (preferable) or soon-to-be major donors, the …
The biggest mistake that many non-profits make is believing that grants from corporations, foundations and government will continue, or (even) increase, over the long-term. Historically, those sources of funding for specific programs either remain the same or decrease – especially during rough economic times. While overall costs of operation tend to rise, few foundations or …
1. All Board Members Must Be Donors … to the best of their ability. Not all board members are wealthy, but everyone should give at the highest level possible for their circumstances. It is important to be able to say to the public that 100% of your board supports your mission to the best of …
There’s been frequent discussion about a Board Member’s obligation to contribute to his/her nonprofit; and, what that boils down to is that every Board Member must set an example by giving to the best of his/her ability. Even a dollar (if that’s all s/he can afford) will help demonstrate, to other potential (individual and institutional) …