Number 87 | February, 2014
Welcome to The StyleSheet #87. We are focusing on non-profits this month, and Nick shares insights into the ways for-profit businesses can learn from non-profits. Also, Stephen and Megan showcase sites focusing on volunteers and the financial health and accountability of non-profits.
Many people say that non-profits would benefit from running more like businesses, but there are a number of things that for-profit businesses can learn from non-profits.
VolunteerMatch allows you to search for volunteer opportunities nearby based on things you care about the most. For example, you can find 32 volunteer opportunities that involve animals in and around Austin. It also provides a range of tools for nonprofit organizations to recruit and manage volunteers with both free and paid plans available.
Charity Navigator is a 501 (c)(3) organization that seeks to guide intelligent giving in order to “…advance a more efficient and responsive philanthropic marketplace”. They rate thousands of charities based on financial health, accountability and transparency to help donors make good decisions. They also provide studies such as the 2013 CEO Compensation Study resources on topics such as questions you should ask before donating, the tax benefits of giving, and protecting yourself from scams.