Your organization exists to serve its participants. Stay focused on the participants’ needs, desires and wants. Make it easy and convenient for participants to access your activities.
Review the feedback of your participants. If your 501c3 organization services 1,000 participants, then there could easily be several good ideas generated from the feedback of these participants.
Keep your financial records updated. If you’ve got a bunch of receipts and banks statements in a box, now is a great time to catch up for 2017. Much easier to catch up on 6 months than 12 months at year end.
Start new fundraising programs. Take a look at what other nonprofit organization are doing and adapt. Make sure you are keeping up with the latest trends and means of raising funds for your 501c3 organization.
File the Form 990. The year 2016 form 990 should be behind you now. Get ready for the 2017 form 990 by tracking all the right information. Keep track of the organization’s achievements, programs, etc.
Keep your volunteers interested and excited. Keep your volunteers in the loop in terms of your accomplishments over the last several months and the expectations for the remainder of 2017. Discover new ways of interacting and communicating with your volunteers.
Add a new technology to your 501c3 organization’s operations. Technology changes constantly with many opportunities for nonprofits to benefit from new technology on the market. You can find new different ways of reaching participants and donors; ways to increase efficiency; etc.
Document board member changes. Good management techniques will show donors, volunteers and participants that your organization has a good management team and know how to operate properly.
Be Innovative. Do things a little different or a lot different. Innovation comes in many forms and may be small steps or big steps. You may add an entirely different program to meet the mission of your organization. On the other hand, you may just add an additional location where your services are offered.