The focus of many nonprofit organizations is to provide mission driven services that meet the needs of their local community. In order to serve the greatest number of individuals possible, it is important that nonprofits are fiscally responsible with the money that they receive from donors, grants, corporations, etc. With this in mind, nonprofits are constantly looking for ways to stretch their humble office and administrative budget as far as it can go.
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To read about a few more ways for nonprofits to cut costs, see the article below.
Piggyback with local businesses.
Ask businesses in your community if you can include your fundraising appeals in their mailings. It gives them a chance to do some good and provides your organization leverage and cost savings for your fundraising.
Reconsider your paper.
The paper you use in your mailings can represent up to 30% of the cost of your print job. Switch to inexpensive paper. Use lower-weight paper to reduce your postage costs. Let your donors and supporters know that you are forsaking a little quality for cost savings. They will understand and support that decision.
Save money on training new people.
Use videotapes, computer based training programs, books, and a personal mentor to cut down on training costs. Most people enjoy self-paced learning and they sure will get a lot from a mentor assigned to help them.
Set back temperatures during times when your facility is unoccupied. turn off lights and equipment when not in use. Install more efficient lighting. Indoctrinate employees with the importance of saving energy. Monitor costs and let everyone know how much is being saved.