2015-New-Years-Resolutions-for-NonprofitsThe New Year is here! And it’s time to give your nonprofit organization the fresh start it needs to conquer 2015.

Nonprofits should make resolutions that reflect their missions goals, enabling them to do bigger and better things for their cause, donors, and loyal followers. We’ve put together a few resolutions that can help organizations jumpstart their 2015 goals.

New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofits

  1. Understand the Cloud. Cloud-based software is the latest in accounting software technology. It enables organizations to access their drive/database/documents/etc. anywhere they are, giving them full mobility while being connected. Nonprofits should take notice of the Cloud and its benefits to help them move their mission forward.
  2. Say & Write “Thank You”. Your loyal followers continually support your goals, donating their time and money to help you fulfill your goals. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and dedication by saying “Thank You”. Handwriting a simple thank you message, sans a fundraising ask, can go a long way in securing ongoing support. Make it a point to write and send 10 thank you cards a week – you’ll make a great impression on your donors and reap the benefits later.
  3. Remember your vision. As the year progresses, it’s easy to get sidetracked and move away from your main goals. Whenever you’re discussing new ideas, events, and fundraising efforts, think back to your vision and mission and make sure that they are all aligned. This will ensure that your efforts positively impact your cause. This can also help keep your board members fired up and passionate about your mission. If at times you notice them not as excited as usual, remind them by bringing up what you are accomplishing and how it’s affecting the world.
  4. Engage yourself. Similar to remembering your vision, it’s important to keep yourself engaged within your organization. Volunteer your time at various fundraising and donation events, meet the people you are helping, or even sit down with people at your organization to see what they hear while out and about. This will you stay focused on your vision and in-tune with your mission, donors and supporters.
  5. Create a social strategy. Your social networks are one of the best ways to engage with donors and potential supporters. It’s important that your networks represent your organization, not only professionally, but also to showcase your mission. Share images of your nonprofit work in action, of volunteers helping the cause, or of people in your organization working hard in your office. Remember that each network is different and you’ll need to adjust your strategy accordingly.

If your nonprofit’s resolutions is to organize through accounting software, than contact Capital Business Solutions. We’ve been providing nonprofit accounting software and consulting services for over 15 years. Call Bob at 877-889-0629 or fill out our online contact form to learn more.