Tag Archives: non profit

Registering Your Non-Profit Entity in the System of Award Management (SAM.gov)

In order to be paid by the US Federal government under a contract – including a services contract for delivery by a non-profit organization – your non-profit must be registered in the System of Award Management – often referred to by its acronym SAM. Firstly, you should NEVER pay someone to register you in SAM.  We cannot emphasize this enough. We do not offer this as a service on principle! It is free to register and as the representative of your organization you can do Continue reading →

Multiplying the value of conference attendance

Attending conferences can cost a large amount of money – I average about $1000 a conference just for hotel, flight, and that doesn’t include the tickets. For this to make sense for your business, you have to know what your ROI is to make sure you’re getting the most out of the experience. So how do you go about multiplying the value of conference attendance? While these suggestions are primarily for those attending business or professional conferences, they really apply to any kind of conference Continue reading →

Vetted: leveraging military experience for private sector success

VETTED transitions Veteran leaders into industry disruptors and entrepreneurs of tomorrow through a Veteran education platform in partnership with top MBA programs. Their vision is to strengthen the private sector with our nation’s military talent. I wanted to share the work of Vetted as part of our Friday Feature: non profit leaders interview series because Dr Melgar-C’De Baca is inspiring in her own right, let alone the work that she is doing with VETTED Foundation! Dr Alba Melgar-C’De Baca finds her own post-transition mission with VETTED Foundation Continue reading →

Helping Heroes Fly: Bringing Families Together

Helping Heroes Fly helps service members connect with their families! Helping Heroes Fly, a 501(c)(3)nonprofit organization was founded in February of 2016 by Pam Matt and Terri Keeney to provide airfares to our active duty enlisted military men and women who are frequently unable to purchase their own flights for such things as funerals, the birth of a child, family events, emergencies or just some well deserved R & R. A 2 year old non-profit with lessons to teach us all You will often see interviews Continue reading →

Mission: Military Spouse Entrepreneur

I began my journey to being a Military Spouse Entrepreneur literally on the opposite of the world. As an Australian trained attorney I found myself living with my active duty military spouse in a US State where there was no path for me to be admitted to the Bar. After serving a District Attorney’s Office writing motions and case notes, and leading a large regional non profit as its Executive Director, we moved to another military base in the same state. Which, if you are Continue reading →

Pro Bono does not mean Free

So Pro bono does technically mean “provided without charge” but the reality is that Pro Bono does not mean free. It costs time and money to operate a pro bono program and it costs the participant organizations time and money to implement and execute the strategies agreed upon. They might not pay us money, but that doesn’t mean it is free.   Anna Blanch Rabe & Associates functions on an economic model that provides for 50% of our portfolio consisting of communications consulting work for Continue reading →

After School Programs

After school programs serve children and youth of all ages, and encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, and sports and recreation. Some well-known programs in the US include Boys and Girls Clubs of America. In Australia many after school programs are based on school property. Before and After School Program Options School-based programs Schools provide a variety of extracurricular programs (from sports to drama and various clubs, etc.) that young people can be engaged with after school. Continue reading →

Non Profit Accounting and Fiscal Management

Organizations in the non-profit sector are not truly viable entities unless and until they have financial policies and procedures in place – this includes non profit accounting and fiscal management practices that will stand up to audits and comply with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). One way to ensure that your organization is transparent and accountable financially is to make sure you have a team that you trust for guidance and who can answer questions as they arise, in a way that makes sense to your Continue reading →

New Hire Orientation

Some things to think about and a list of questions you should have answers to as you’re developing your new hire orientation – and perhaps updating employee handbooks to reflect the information provided in new hire orientation sessions. We want to encourage you to develop your own new hire checklist and documentation specific to your non profit organization or social impact business. It is important that you have thought through the topics below so that you have a consistent new hire orientation process. Consistency and Continue reading →

Job Applicant Interviewing Checklist: Non Profit Organizations

Although any staffing discussion is an important one, hiring a staff member for a non profit organization is particularly challenging. Planning an interview strategy in advance is key to ensuring that you move beyond questions and answers an applicant may have prepared specifically for. The following checklist will help: Be sure each member of the interview panel has a copy of the Job Description in advance, along with a copy of the Job Advertisement. Each member of the panel should also have time to review Continue reading →