Just because you are a small business, doesn’t mean you can’t make a big impact on local charities. In fact, about 75% of small businesses donate to charities every year. Small businesses play an important role in building their communities and serving those in need. As an owner, you are probably approached a few times a year by several non-profits in your area looking for some donation dollars to help them continue to do their good work. Of course, you can’t donate to everyone, so it’s important to donate to those charities that make the most sense for you and your business.Continue reading “How to Decide Which Charity Your Small Business Will Support”
The backbone of most non-profits is their Volunteer Force. Be it behind the scenes or client/front facing, this group of non-paid team members are giving their time, their skills and often their dollars to help make their chosen non-profit successful. They are invaluable to carrying out the mission and objectives of the non-profit and can also help build a connection with your community.
Recruiting and retaining top volunteer talent is no different than acquiring top paid talent – here are some tips to help you get the best of the best:Continue reading “How to Recruit More Volunteers for Your Non-Profit”
With the popularity and ease, it’s no surprise that online fundraising raises millions of dollars in charitable giving for the nonprofit industry every year. To increase your donations, it’s important to provide your donors a variety of ways they can help support your organization.
Taking advantage of every donation opportunity is an important priority for any nonprofit organization. If you’re planning to grow your donation growth for the next fiscal year, here are five tips that may help.Continue reading “Increase your donation dollars with payment options”
Being involved in a non-profit is a great way to give back to the community – whether you are the founder, an employee, a volunteer, or a board member – each role is just as important as the next. While the responsibilies may vary, one thing that every role has in common is raising awareness within the community about the non-profit. Unlike for-profit businesses, most non-profits need to market their vision, mission and services to not only the people they serve, but to those who support them – their donors.Continue reading “Non-Profits: Telling your Story and Increasing Donations”
Taking out student loans for college tuition and room and board is commonplace these days. If you recently graduated from college or decided to take a break from classes, be prepared to start paying back those loans 6 months from the time you leave school. While many students don’t pay close attention as those loans accumulate year after year, the lender does, and once you hit that 6-month threshold, expect those payment notices to start rolling in! Continue reading “When should you refinance your student loans?”
I have spent my long banking career at a few (some people say “a number”) of banks here in Connecticut. At each stop I have had the pleasure of working with small and medium sized businesses who work every day to promote their products and provide jobs for thousands of people in our state. Each of those businesses also realize that the communities that they are in are very important to the success of their business. It is those people in the community who buy their products, educate their employees and their employees’ children, and provide a secure environment in which to live.