Six Things We Can Learn from the Black Church About Fundraising

Six Things We Can Learn from the Black Church About Fundraising

I grew up in a historically black church.  Built in 1864, it first served as the only black school in the community and then transitioned into a Methodist church where the majority of the community went (if they were not Catholic)  Today, my church is like most typical churches. We average about 120 members a Sunday, and we have remnants of very large families who have been there for decades. I still attend today and am actively involved.

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The Only Checklist You'll Need to Start Your Nonprofit

The Only Checklist You'll Need to Start Your Nonprofit

So you have your idea and have decided that you want to start your nonprofit.  Welcome to the journey!  There will be overwhelming times, but there will be victories along the way. There are many moving pieces and you will feel as if you’re missing a step.  To help guide you along the way,  download your nonprofit startup checklist to walk you through the process from start to launch

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What I Hate About Nonprofits: Things You Should Know Before You Start Your Own Nonprofit

What I Hate About Nonprofits:  Things You Should Know Before You Start Your Own Nonprofit

I’ve often wondered if it takes a special kind of person to start a nonprofit.  It certainly appears so.  It takes a special person to have the boldness and fortitude to stare a social issue in the face and tackle it piece by piece.  It takes a certain rawness and grit to work from the ground up, create a collective movement around an issue, and execute a vision.  

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5 Services Every Nonprofit Should Be Using In Its First Year

5 Services Every Nonprofit Should Be Using In Its First Year

So, you’ve decided that you want to start your own nonprofit.  You’ve written your vision and mission and have officially launched.  Get ready, your first year is going to be filled with hard decisions….should you invest in the computer equipment or office space?  Or wait, maybe hire that accountant or that lawyer?  It can be difficult to figure out which investment will have lasting value.  Your wish list may be a mile long and it may be agonizing to decide which item has priority. 

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