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What do you want your database to do for your nonprofit?

If you could have your database do anything for your nonprofit, what would it do?

I would want my database to do everything--manage and track my donors, foundations and grants, constituents and events, send mass e-mails, manage my staff records, vendor records and store contact information gathered on my website as well as push financial information like donations into QuickBooks so I won't have to re-enter everything twice.

Nonprofit Operations Brown Bag Lunch-Fundraising Administration

June 27th, 2007 12-1PM.

Join us for an interactive Nonprofit Operations Brown Bag Lunch discussion about fundraising administration.

We'll be discussing best practices for maintaining a fundraising calendar, grant templates, correspondence with funders, and organizing your fundraising files. We'll also be sharing sample fundraising administration practices. Notes from this discussion can be found on the Nonprofit Operations Wiki.

How do you manage your Board of Directors?

Recently I learned about BoardnetWork--a web based tool nonprofits can use to manage their Board of Directors. Each board member logs on to this website and can access key board information, read board meeting minutes, access board training resources, and find out when the next board meeting. This seems very useful, however I wonder how many boards are actually using this type of software?

Why I am changing my Insurance Carrier

I have made a decision to change my insurance carrier to the Nonprofit Insurance Alliance of California (NIAC).  NIAC is also known as the Alliance of Nonprofits for Insurance (ANI) in many other states. For the same price of my General Liability and D & O premium with my current insurance carrier I can receive insurance from NIAC/ANI plus receive many amazing free benefits which will save my organization a lot of money!  NIAC/ANI benefits are:

Practical Nonprofit Operations Tips

I really like reading the Chronicle of Philanthropy's Give and Take blog a daily roundup of blogs about the nonprofit world, however I've noticed the folks who write Give and Take tend to write about general sector wide issues or topics that are hot at the moment. That's ok, and many of the posts are very interesting, however I also like reading blogs that provide practical tips and advice for running my nonprofit.

Have you heard of the NP2020 Conference?

I recently learned that the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy will be hosting a conference called NP2020: Issues and Answers from the Next Generation

Basically this conference will be a discussion about how to address the leadership deficit that everyone keeps talking about.

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