Despite the name, nonprofits are businesses, just like any other.  Or they are if they are going to succeed.

Think about it for a minute.

Nonprofits face the same problems that businesses face:

  • planning for success
  • building name recognition
  • reaching a target audience
  • developing a web site and social media presence
  • providing a product, message or service
  • staying in the black

Just to name a few.  Marketing is marketing, messaging is messaging, accounting is accounting.  Only the details are different.

When I was working on a master’s degree in public administration at University of Vermont, I took classes like organizational structure, public and nonprofit budgeting, nonprofit development, and the like.  Whenever the option came up to focus on small nonprofits, that was what I did.

We’re starting a web site soon for a dedicated nonprofit support site.  But for right now, know that Microbusiness Toolbox is just as interested in tiny nonprofits as we are in tiny businesses.  They’re two sides of the same coin.

I can help with:

  • Building or optimizing your web site
  • Installing shopping cart software and setting up online payment solutions
  • Establishing your web presence through social media
  • Developing your sales literature, blogs, and newsletter
  • Setting up systems for managing your business

Microbusiness Toolbox also offers coaching to help you clarify your vision and choose an approach to your business which works with the person you are; consulting to help you start, manage, and grow your business on a practical level; and an array of services to help you start or grow your business. While we do not provide legal or financial services, we can also walk you through the process of finding reputable local providers for these needs.