NON PROFIT CONSULTANT

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CONNECTING NONPROFITS WITH NONPROFIT CONSULTANTS

The Association of Consultants to Nonprofits is the premier society of professional consultants who specialize in working with nonprofits. We connect nonprofit consultants with one another, we connect nonprofits with qualified experts and we connect both with best practices and useful tools.



Steps
Develop a Strategic Plan - Business Plan - Name of Organization-Type
Create a NYS Non Profit Entity
Obtain an EIN via IRS Form SS4
Elect a Board of Directors and Officers-Choose Carefully
Prepare Articles of Incorporation
Adopt Bylaws
Obtain 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption - Form 1023

Prepare Meeting Minutes of Board of Directors
Recruit & Train a Fundraising Team
Develop Marketing Strategies
Develop a Website
Develop a Corporate Sponsorship Program
Develop a Grant Solicitation Strategy
Develop Organizational Policy Handbook

BUSINESS PLAN SAMPLES AND INSTRUCTION 

We send you a spreadsheet to fill in projected start-up costs, monthly costs and projected income.  We do a What If scenario to determine your break-even and profits or losses under different assumptions.
This is a great planning for any business.

Free Nonprofit Business Plans | Bplans 

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Nonprofit organizations have a unique set of needs and requirements. That's why these sample business plans for non profit organizations and social enterprise ...

sTUDY THE SAMPLE PLANS TO LEARN THE TEXT AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR A BANK OR INVESTOR.

How to Manage a Non-Profit Organization | Chron.com 

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1. Case Statement
2. Target Marketing
3. Start with Individual Solicitations
Step 4: Foundations and Other Funding Sources
Step 5: Getting Grants

What is Google Ad Grants?

Google Ad Grants is the nonprofit edition of AdWords, Google's online advertising tool. Google Ad Grants empowers nonprofit organizations, through $10,000 per month in in-kind AdWords™ advertising, to promote their missions and initiatives on Google search result pages.
Amazon is in quite the charitable mood when it comes to giving away money to nonprofits. Amazon has released a new project, Amazon Smile, which gives shoppers the opportunity to donate through the site to the charity of their choice. By shopping at smile.amazon.com instead of plain old amazon.com, 0.5 percent of the value of their purchases will be donated.

EBAY BUYING BENEFITS FOR NON PROFITS


EBAY SELLING TO NON PROFITS 

 

Special Features on YouTube Earmarked for Nonprofits



Top 10 Fundamentals For Nonprofits, that spell out in detail how your nonprofit make the most of YouTube

Seven Responsively Designed Nonprofit Websites to Study and Learn From

Marketing Is Different
In The Not-For-Profit World













Advantages of Non-Profit Business Planning  Non-Profit Forum » Topix

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Community discussions and forums for Non-Profit : ... Forums and message boards for Non-Profit..

Nonprofit Meetups - Meetup

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This tool is essential to learn and use.  It helps you find your Niche, It helps you to find the keywords that people use to find you and enables you to plan a Pay Per Click advertising campaign
  A website or a Blog can be created by many companies.  I have in this Blog emphasized Google blogger, since it is free and easy to learn.
However, if you have a budget set aside to pay for professional help,  do so.  Unfortunately too many websites and blog designers do not produce what they promised.  In the end the content that you provide and promote is more important than a pretty website lost in space.

GETTING MATERIAL FOR YOUR BLOG/WEBSITE 
MANY OF OUR CLIENTS ARE WORRIED THAT THEY CAN’T CONSTANTLY FIND NEW MATERIAL TO POST TO THEIR BLOG.  HERE YOU WILL FIND RESOURCES THAT CAN SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

  PLACING ADS TO SELL YOUR PRODUCTS  AND SERVICES

AFTER YOU HAVE DEVELOPED YOUR BLOG OR WEBSITE TO A POINT WHERE YOU ARE GETTING TRAFFIC AND A FOLLOWING, PUT ADS ON THAT ARE RELATED TO YOUR BUSINESS.  MAKE SURE WHAT YOU SELL IS WELL PRICED AND PROVIDE VALUE.

LISTING SERVICES

Over 70% of Internet searches are for local business services and products.
59% of consumers use Google every month to locate a nearby business
Your internet listings should be a high priority.

  SOCIAL MEDIA SITES TO PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS  
This is where you find potential customers.  Keep in mind you should be social, make friends and be helpful FIRST.  They will know what you do and sell by looking at your profile.  FACEBOOK – Provides a wealth of people who would be interested in being your friend or fan.  They trust a friend of a friend and these contacts can add up to thousands.  You could also create a business page which is similar to a blog



CROWD FUNDING 
The practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.
"musicians, filmmakers, and artists have successfully raised funds and fostered awareness through crowdfunding"

YOUTUBE ,VIDEO AND AUDIO TOOLS 
When people search for things they wish to learn they would rather watch a video than have to read instructions.  Here is a great way to promote your services or product.  Videos have a high SEO performance

 This is where you find potential customers.  Keep in mind you should be social, make friends and be helpful FIRST.  They will know what you do and sell by looking at your profile.  FACEBOOK – Provides a wealth of people who would be interested in being your friend or fan.  They trust a friend of a friend and these contacts can add up to thousands.  You could also create a business page which is similar to a blog

Small business brands are heavily dependent on the personal brand of the owner of the company. The business owner is usually (especially at the start of the company) the person that is doing the sales and therefore the face of the company to its clients. Increasing the brand value of the business owner is therefore a major factor in increasing the brand value of the business itself.
1. Create a presence on Facebook
2. Create a presence on Twitter
3. Create a presence on LinkedIn
4. Publish a video with your personality on YouTube
5. Publish your video on LinkedIn
6. Publish a link to your video on Twitter
7. Publish your video on Facebook
8. Post comments on other blogs related to your area of expertise
9. Decide the 10 most important keywords that reflect your business or area of expertise, and use these when writing content
10. Write blogposts on your own blog on each of the 10 keywords.
11. Try to use the 10 keywords in as many places on your website as possible, while still keeping the website an interesting read and pleasurable experience for your users.
12. Post your website links and links to interesting articles or sites in your area of expertise to http://del.icio.us
13. Ping your blog to more directories
14. Increase the optimization of your blog or website on Google, especially for your 10 most important keywords.
15. Increase the optimization of your blog or website on Bing, especially for your 10 most important keywords.
16. Increase the optimization of your blog or website on Yahoo, especially for your 10 most important keywords.
17. Create a presence on Ecademy
18. Create a Facebook Fan Page for your business and start sharing content
19. Post a message every day on Facebook
20. Post a message every day on LinkedIn
21. Post three messages every day on Twitter
22. Share links to good articles in your area of expertise on LinkedIn
23. Share links to good articles in your area of expertise on Twitter
24. Share links to good articles in your area of expertise on Facebook
25. Sign up for events on Facebook
26. Sign up for events on LinkedIn
27. Sign up for events on Meetup
28. Post your Meetup event rsvp’s to Facebook
29. Invite other people to attend the events that you want to attend on Facebook.
30. Create a podcast
31. Make the podcast available for download on your website
32. Make the podcast available for download on iTunes
33. Interview leaders in your industry and post the interviews on your blog
34. Get interviewed by other websites or blogs
35. Respond to free PR opportunities offered by HARO (Help-A-Reporter-Out)
36. Create a page on your website that offers your speaking services
37. Give presentations to local Chambers, networking groups and industry events
38. Post pictures on your area of expertise on Flickr
39. Post pictures on your area of expertise on your website or blog
40. Share your Powerpoint presentations on Slideshare
41. Share your Powerpoint presentations on your website or blog
42. Complete your profile (your full resume) on LinkedIn
43. Complete your profile on Ecademy
44. Complete your profile on Twitter
45. Complete your profile on LinkedIn
46. “Like” Facebook Fan Pages related to your area of expertise
47. Share your knowledge on Facebook Fan Pages related to your area of expertise
48. Share your expertise in questions asked by people in your network on Facebook
49. Share your expertise in questions asked by people in your network on LinkedIn
50. Reply to questions asked by people in your network on Twitter
51. Create searches on your most important keywords on Twitter or in Tweetdeck and respond to questions or give encouragement
52. Add people to Twitter Lists
53. Sync your contacts on LinkedIn to connect with people on LinkedIn that you already know
54. Sync your contacts on Twitter to connect with people on Twitter that you already know
55. Sync your contacts on Facebook to connect with people on Facebook that you already know
56. Sync your contacts on Ecademy to connect with people on Ecademy that you already know
57. Invite people on Facebook
58. Invite people on Twitter
59. Invite people on LinkedIn
60. Write an article for a newspaper
61. Write an article for a magazine
62. Organize a monthly get-together about your area of expertise
63. Invite people to your monthly get-together
64. Share documents on Scribd
65. Give something away for free on your website
66. Write a guest blog post for another blog or website
67. If you meet with clients, share that on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
68. Sync Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter through ping.fm, so you only have to write your content once and post it at the three networks at once.
69. Subscribe to other YouTube channels or people in your area of expertise
70. Reply to messages of your online connections, especially if the content is related to your area of expertise
71. Follow people in your area of expertise on Twitter
72. Connect with people in your area of expertise on LinkedIn
73. Connect with people that talk about your area of expertise on Facebook
74. Write tutorials on something that you know well
75. Apply for awards in your industry
76. Organize a contest
77. Start a community on your own website with WordPress BuddyPress or WordPress Wishlist plugins
78. Use a signature in your emails that invites people to connect with you on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook
79. Participate in blog carnivals
80. Link to other blogs
81. Email your friends and contacts to share what’s going on in your life
82. Email your blog readers to thank them (for commenting)
83. Email leaders in your industry to invite them to your blog
84. Organize Tweetups and invite Twitter followers and friends to join
85. Get an account on Foursquare and start checking in at locations that you visit.
86. Share to-do items on the locations that you visit on Foursquare
87. Use a professional headshot as your profile picture on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter
88. Create an appealing background image for your Twitter Page
89. Create an appealing logo bug (avatar) on your Facebook Fan Page that is consistent with your Twitter Page background.
90. Use Gravatar to have your personal picture show next to blog comments.
91. Post controversial statements on your Facebook Fan Page and ask for feedback
92. Play online games, like Farmville on Facebook.
93. Post restaurant or business reviews on Yelp
94. Ask for recommendations to former customers and business partners on LinkedIn
95. Give someone a recommendation on LinkedIn
96. Post book reviews on Amazon.com
97. Connect with offline communities that you are a member of on online networks; like BNI or industry organizations
98. Join LinkedIn groups in your area of expertise
99. Ask questions on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook
100. Join the next social network that people start talking about (and no, that’s not Google Buzz) 😉
Do you know other ways to promote your personal brand for free? Please add them in the comments!
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