Nonprofit Matters - Dr. B.J. Bischoff

Is it time to revisit your mission statement?

Does your favorite nonprofit’s mission statement still accurately reflect the true purpose of the organization? Oftentimes, organizations... Continue

Training is critical to volunteer retention

Active volunteers are the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization. After the leadership of a nonprofit organization recruits a volunteer,... Continue

Use an annual report to tell your nonprofit’s story

A lthough nonprofit organizations are not required by law to publish an annual report, it can be an effective tool for the leadership... Continue

Volunteer Month celebrated with gusto through Volunteer Sonoma!

Sonoma Veterans Memorial Hall was abuzz April 16 with over 120 people curious to see how they might be able to lend a hand as a volunteer... Continue

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