a guest post by Douglas Schoenberg Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance refers to a set of security standards for protecting cardholder data. Here are some basic Dos & Don'ts for any organization that is accepting (or considering accepting) credit card payments. Don'ts Don't think PCI doesn't apply to you - Most non-profits process fewer than 20,000 transactions per year and are thus considered Level 4 Merchants. Currently this … [Read more...] about Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Credit Card Compliance
by Rebecca Caspi 1. Find your focus - turn that big idea into a very specific concept or set of concepts. Think “bite-size” when explaining your passions to others (at least in that first encounter). Beware of jargon! 2. Figure out who your real prospects are. Time is your most valued resource; spend it in the places you are most likely to succeed. Forego irrelevant or unlikely donor sources. 3. Know what you need. What exactly is it … [Read more...] about Ten Practical Principles for Raising Funds for Social Ventures
from the Stanford Social Innovation Review: Ten Nonprofit Funding Models Money is a constant topic of conversation among nonprofit leaders: How much do we need? Where can we find it? Why isn’t there more of it? In tough economic times, these types of questions become more frequent and pressing. Unfortunately, the answers are not readily available. That’s because nonprofit leaders are much more sophisticated about creating programs than they … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Funding Model?