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MoneyMinder Survey Results

Posted on 1:12 pm in Clubs | 0 comments

You may recall that we did a short two questions survey a couple of months ago. Well, the survey results are in and we want to share the information with you. Why Survey? A survey seemed like a great way to check in with our members to see how the nonprofit world is evolving. We see significant changes in regards to communication and we wanted to know what your thoughts were. Incorporating valuable feedback from our users is critical in order to fine-tune our product, MoneyMinder, into an effective tool for a nonprofit’s success. Simply...

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How to Wrap Up Your Year as Treasurer

Posted on 2:39 pm in Treasurer How-To's | 0 comments

And…that’s a wrap! Or is it? As the school year draws to a close there are a few items that a volunteer treasurer needs to check off of their list. The chalkboard may be wiped clean and the lockers swept out but you still have a (volunteer) job to do. Fiscal Year End Many school groups, PTAs, PTOs and Booster Clubs end their fiscal year on June 30th with a new fiscal year beginning July 1st. This can be a busy time for treasurers as they are tying up loose financial ends and preparing for the next fiscal year. Some of these steps may seem...

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10 Team Spirit Ideas to Bring Your Team Together

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There is nothing like a little team work when it comes to drumming up team spirit and having fun. Here are our favorite team spirit ideas for your team to try. 1. Unique Spirit Wear There are all kinds of websites that will help you design the perfect t-shirt for your team. You can also get creative with beads and glitter for a more alternative, yet spirited look. Handkerchiefs are also a fun way to accessorize and can be customized to show your team spirit. 2. Face Painting Whether you stop at the blue lipstick or go for glitter everywhere...

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Treasurer Transition Strategies for HOAs

Posted on 12:12 pm in HOA | 0 comments

Serving as the treasurer for your HOA Board of Directors is an important job. To make your job as treasurer a little easier, there are a few things you can do to smooth your transition onto the Board. Smooth transitions are not only key to your success but they can aid in future changeover which then results in a more stable organization overall. Doesn’t every HOA want stability? Here are a few treasurer transition strategies for HOAs. Treasurer Overview: The treasurer is the custodian of the funds of the HOA. They are also in charge of the...

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4 Printable Teacher’s Day Poems (Now You Have No Excuse for Not Thanking a Teacher)

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Teacher’s Day is right around the corner (May 8, 2018.) To help you show your appreciation by thanking a teacher we have put together a few heartfelt poems and printables. These printables are a cute and easy way to thank the special teachers who have helped all of us at some point in our academic lives. Please take a minute or two to print one out. Roses Are Red The classic “Roses are Red” poem has been reworked as a teacher appreciation poem. Print one out, add a half dozen red roses and your teacher will love this...

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Social Media Best Practices for Volunteer Groups

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Many volunteer groups are so busy doing good work, sometimes they forget to engage with their social networks. However, using social media can be a great way to share information about your cause and simply sound the trumpets a little bit about what you are up to.  An added bonus is that it’s free! That said, there are some “dos” and “don’ts” associated with all social media use, so here to clarify are a few social media best practices for volunteer groups. Do Your Research When looking to expand your social media presence, it is a good...

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10 Tactics for Recruiting Volunteers

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While nonprofit organizations face an uphill battle when it comes to recruiting volunteers, with the correct recruitment and management strategies a nonprofit can develop a large and devoted volunteer base. Here are 10 ways to create a strong and skilled volunteer recruitment program. 1. Beef Up Your Email List An email list is a time-efficient way to recruit volunteers. It is helpful to capture as many email addresses as possible at events in order to continually grow the email list. Segment your email list so that it is manageable, accurate...

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Thank a Volunteer this Volunteer Week with Our $100 Amazon Giveaway!

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Celebrate the people who power your organization. Volunteers help nonprofits achieve their mission every day. National Volunteer Week is all about highlighting the impact of that service and thanking volunteers who donate their time and talent to make a difference. Starts 4/13 and ends 4/21. Winners will be notified by email. There are many ways to enter and you can enter more than once. When sharing on Twitter and Facebook, be sure to tag your friends and fellow volunteers, and use the hashtag #volunteerweek. See below! a Rafflecopter...

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10 Ways Organizations Can Encourage Volunteering

Posted on 12:28 pm in Clubs | 0 comments

While there are a number of factors that contribute to a decline in volunteers, it is left to the nonprofit sector to encourage them back. One estimate puts the loss of volunteer hours at about $175 billion dollars of services wasted. Nonprofits need to adapt to the shifting volunteer landscape by making changes that will attract volunteers to their organization. 1. Show Appreciation Volunteers need to feel appreciated. The tried-and-true methods of an in-person or a handwritten “Thank You” are still important. But so is sharing appreciation...

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5 Timeless and 5 New Rotary Club Fundraising Events

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Rotary Club fundraising is an important function of the organization. Fundraising not only supports the valuable programs that Rotary provides, it’s also an opportunity to partner with other organizations and strengthen as a club. While familiar fundraisers have become anticipated annual events, it is not a bad idea to incorporate a new fundraiser every once in a while. To help your Rotary Club bring in new funds here are 5 timeless fundraisers and 5 new Rotary Club Fundraising events. TIMELESS Duck Race You have probably heard of the...

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