Nonprofit Matters - Dr. B.J. Bischoff

A great resource for savvy donors

GuideStar is a valuable online nonprofit resource whose mission is to “revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances... Continue

Strong letter of inquiry is your foot-in-the-door to grant funding

The 2013 Giving USA annual study reports that, on average, 21 percent of a nonprofit’s income comes from a combination of private... Continue

Thank volunteers with “Spirit of the Valley Award” nomination

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our community. They give tirelessly of themselves in the service of others. And they receive nothing... Continue

‘Cradle to Career’ engages community partners to help youth

As part of Sonoma County’s ambitious goal to become California’s healthiest county by 2020, the Department of Health Services... Continue

Nonprofits role in making Sonoma County healthier

The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors has a vision to make Sonoma County the healthiest county in California by 2020. To help make... Continue

Millennial generation supports causes, not groups

Leaders of nonprofit organizations who want to connect with supporters in their 20s and early 30s, known as the Millennial Generation,... Continue

Social media and your nonprofit message

The most recent meeting of the Wine Country Chapter of the Association of Professional Fundraisers (AFP) featured two nonprofit social... Continue

New concept in online fundraising

Representatives from 20 different Sonoma Valley nonprofits gathered for a presentation last week to learn about a new concept in user-friendly... Continue

Helping new board members get oriented

One of the most overlooked aspects of nonprofit board development is the process of orienting new board members to their role of leading... Continue

Advisory council can be great asset

Many nonprofit organizations establish groups of advisors to give them guidance and support with special needs, including fundraising,... Continue