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    Starting a Nonprofit Business

    Catherine Rohr was a 27-year-old UC Berkeley graduate with a thriving career in venture capital when, at a reception in 2004, she heard an ex-convict speak about the successful construction business he started after leaving prison. For Rohr, it was a life-changing moment. She realized former drug dealers and gang leaders had entrepreneurial skills: They knew how to manage people, make ...
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    How to Raise Money for a Nonprofit

    You can't promise a return on investment, so what can you do to attract startup cash to your nonprofit? Fundraise. This article was excerpted from Nonprofits Made Easy. Buy it today from EntrepreneurPress.com. Cash, as they say, is king. Without it, you can't provide the programs and services that your nonprofit is designed to provide. Unlike a for-profit business, you can’t ...
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    How to Overcome Idea-to-Idea Syndrome

    Most ideas never fully happen. It's a sad truth. There are probably more half-written novels in the world than there are novels, and the majority of new business ideas and solutions to society's gravest problems will never see the light of day. Yes, you may conceive something brilliant, great execution is rare: Without sound leadership, our natural creative tendencies become ...
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    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs At A Glance

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Programs At A Glance
    CFDA currently tracks over $10 million federal dollars obligated to domestic assistance programs. The following chart displays projected and actual Recovery and non-Recovery federal dollars obligated. About CFDA Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of ...
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    Types of Government Assistance for Nonprofits

    Types of Government Assistance for Nonprofits
    Types of Assistance Currently, programs in the Catalog are being classified by GSA into 15 types of assistance. (Cooperative Agreements as a type of assistance is used for programs administered under that mechanism. However, the definition does not appear in this section.) Benefits and services of the programs are provided through seven financial types of assistance and eight nonfinancial types of ...
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    How Facebook Can Drive Sales and Donations

    How Facebook Can Drive Sales and Donations
    Listening to your customers on social sites isn't just a trend; it's crucial to establishing your brand as connected, helpful and hip. But with accounts on multiple social sites connecting you to disparate groups of friends, colleagues and contacts, keeping an eye on their updates and managing your own can become an unwieldy and time-consuming process. Thankfully for the time-strapped entrepreneur, ...
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    Steps to Take When Starting Your Own Charity

    Steps to Take When Starting Your Own Charity
    You see a need and want to do something about it. You want to start a charity. Thousands of people, passionate to help the less fortunate or to do something for the planet, launch charities every year, but many stumble or fail. "You need absolute, passionate commitment to whatever the issue is," says Melissa Brown at the Center on Philanthropy at ...
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    Find Money for Your Personal Projects and Charities

    Find Money for Your Personal Projects and Charities
    For the first time in 23 years, Pepsi won't promote itself during the Super Bowl. Instead, it will focus on so-called cause marketing. Pepsi wants the public to suggest projects that can improve communities. It launched the Refresh Everything site to gather grant suggestions and take votes. Pepsi will give away millions per month to winning projects. Pepsi's undertaking is just ...
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    What You Don't Know About SEO

    What You Don't Know About SEO
    Search engine optimization--the canny use of keywords and other techniques designed to shoot a website to the top of a search--is the make-or-break factor for many new businesses. It is also the web's unfolding, and unregulated, frontier. There are countless SEO strategists, consultants and self-professed experts who will claim they can beam your site up into Google's top 10 search results--for ...
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    How to: Organize a 5K Charity Run

    When you organize a charity run or walk-a-thon, you accomplish so much for the health of the community. For starters, you get a large group of people exercising. Who knows, your event just might be the starting point for some lifelong couch potatoes to take better care of their health! You’d also bring much-needed awareness for a health charity or ...
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    How to: 5 Steps to Organizing A Blood Drive

    Have you given blood before? It’s quick and it saves lives. Donated blood is used for all sorts of treatments, from anemia to leukemia. How about taking things a step further by organizing a local blood drive at your next community event? If you get at least 10 people to donate blood, you are already saving up to 30 lives. ...
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    How to Raise Money for a Nonprofit

    How to Raise Money for a Nonprofit
    The word “business” sometimes has a negative connotation in the world of social activism. However, business doesn’t have to be an ugly word – in fact, it’s a necessary part of any organization that relies on money to function, including nonprofits. Even though extra income does not come into play for nonprofits, expenses are still a factor in day-to-day operations and ...
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    Want to Help a Nonprofit? Plan a Fundraising Event

    Planning a fundraising event is a great skill to add to your nonprofit toolbox. Hosting a fundraiser isn’t rocket science. When you care enough about a cause to consider raising awareness or funds, you’re already halfway there. These are a few guidelines to help you put together a successful fundraiser with minimal fuss and hazard. Next Page: How To Steps→ ...
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    Philanthropy, Guerilla-Style

    Philanthropy, Guerilla-Style
    As an ambitious child, my elders would ask me what I wanted to be when I grow up. Still unclear to me, I would respond with, “A philanthropist!” Twenty-something years later, I have realized my self-prophecy coming in with a lot of zest and energy, but relatively modest amounts of money and time. All I can say is - thank God ...
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