From the Archives: Classifying Nonprofit Workers

| February 22, 2019

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From time to time, we share previous content that has enduring significance for nonprofit organizations. The following blog post was originally published on 6/6/118 and has been lightly refreshed. Many nonprofit organizations rely on a variety of staff and volunteers to keep operations running smoothly. For federal employment tax purposes, it's extremely important to classify your workers correctly. If your worker qualifies as an employee, you must withhold income taxes and pay Social Security, Medicare taxes and unemployment tax on their wages.

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4 Actions Responsive Nonprofits are Taking to Ensure Growth in 2020 and Beyond

Article | June 8, 2020

Barbara O’Reilly was recently featured on our Responsive Fundraising Podcast, where she discussed the three stages that follow an unexpected world event. First, the response phase, where we each find a way to contain the negative impact of the change. Next, comes the recovery phase, in which we all work together to find a way forward. Lastly, the resilience phase, in which we have recovered and emerge better than before. From the standpoint of COVID-19, we all have navigated the response phase, which triggered a far-reaching economic tremor. It’s fair to say that we currently live in the recovery phase, and probably will for quite a while. But even now, as we recover, our focus should be on the next phase: resilience. Of course, the resilience phase will look differently for everyone, and it is hard to predict exactly what it will look like for your nonprofit. However, there are ways for you to ensure that the work you do now will increase your annual revenue and improve donor retention while you recover and build resilience. Here’s how responsive fundraising can make that easier.

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How to Keep the Lights On at Your Nonprofit During a Global Crisis

Article | March 25, 2020

Thousands of nonprofits have responded to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and mobilized resources to aid in research and testing, provide medical supplies, deliver meals, support workers in financial distress, and more. But for nonprofits with missions that aren’t directly related to emergency response or relief, fundraising during a global pandemic can be tricky. Many nonprofits are questioning how to maintain some semblance of normalcy in their operations, particularly how to send donation appeals and engage their communities while being respectful of the urgency and gravity of the COVID-19 pandemic. We gathered the following tips to help guide you in this difficult time when so many nonprofit professionals are concerned with appearing tone-deaf or feel uncomfortable asking for money that supports anything other than coronavirus resources.

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3 Secrets to a Successful Nonprofit Digital Transformation

Article | June 22, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit digital transformation is no longer a choice. Organizations are now faced with unprecedented challenges and are turning to technology to work remotely, transfer fundraising efforts online, and check in on the vulnerable populations they serve. The technology needed to accomplish this and fulfill your mission is important, but you must put a plan in place to ensure that the people using these technologies can successfully learn the new processes. Whether they’re your internal staff members, volunteers, board members, or your beneficiaries, people must remain at the heart of your nonprofit digital transformation.

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How Technology Keeps You on the Leading Edge of Fundraising

Article | February 27, 2020

The process of taking an unknown prospect and moving them through the steps to ensuring they become a life-long major gift donor has not changed that much over the last few decades. From identification, qualification and discovery to cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, today’s nonprofits, healthcare organizations, and educational institutions are quite familiar with moving prospects through the donor cultivation cycle.

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