Leading a nonprofit can be one of the most challenging callings. Not only do nonprofit executive directors need to report to the board and staff, they also have responsibility for their mission which is usually not the one funding the organization. So nonprofit leaders have to figure out fundraising too.
Starting a nonprofit is intimidating—but what’s scarier is seeing it go. Between rules and complications, it might seem like the odds are stacked against your organization. With a dose of helpful knowledge, though, you can be equipped for whatever comes your way.
There’s a simple one-page form that can save you a ton of time and stress if your organization does some sort of legislative lobbying. Form 5768, more popularly known as the 501(h) election or the expenditure test, can do wonders for your lobbying efforts.
People give to people. It’s not such a bold, innovating statement—but it’s one we often forget. As fundraisers, it’s a statement that should be engrained in our heads.