Improve your bottom line with accurate contract schedules

Tracking the financial minutiae of your contract schedule requires great attention to detail. But do you know what else requires great attention to detail? Construction projects! In the hustle and bustle to win, work on and complete jobs, it’s understandably easy to make accounting mistakes with your contract schedule or to simply lose perspective on […]

5 tips to find and keep event sponsors

Your special event’s attendees are critical to its success. But for any successful fundraiser, individual participants and donors are only half the equation. Corporate sponsors are the other half, whether they’re local businesses, Fortune 500 companies or in-kind service providers. Here are five tips for finding — and keeping — these valuable supporters. Tip #1: […]

Should you outsource HR management?

If your nonprofit organization has too much work and not enough staff to go around, consider outsourcing your human resources function. It could give your internal team more time to spend on other core duties, mission-driven programs and strategic plans. Benefits and drawbacks Labor-intensive responsibilities such as recruiting, training, benefits planning and administration, compliance monitoring, […]

Timekeeping doesn’t have to be a burden

There are several good reasons for nonprofits to make timekeeping a priority — including the requirements of government and private funders. But even if you weren’t obligated to track and allocate employee time, careful timekeeping can make your organization stronger. If your staffers aren’t always enthusiastic about the task, take heart. Newer software helps make […]