Summer may be just around the corner, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the next school year. For many parents, the thought of back-to-school season can be stressful and lead to many tears. They think about the financial strain, the impact of cheap supplies, and how their children will be seen by … Continue reading Making the Grade: Ensuring Every Child Has Access to Quality School Supplies
One of the most frequent complaints among nonprofit program managers when it comes to donated low cost backpacks are zippers breaking. Learn how to identify a good bag for your back to school program or school supply drive. Continue reading Low Cost Backpacks: What’s in a Zipper?
With the new year well underway, the enthusiasm for new beginnings and seasonal types of donation drives has generally waned. The need hasn’t. As the next quarter of the year edges closer, nonprofits and charities need to have a clear vision for the future and plan ahead, just like we do in our own lives. … Continue reading Spring Forward: Mark Your Calendars for In-Kind Campaigns (April-June)
Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find a single nonprofit service-based organization that hasn’t seen a rise in the demand for supplies or services over the past couple of years. The world is truly a different place. With diminished educational experiences, increased mental health concerns, and global food insecurity the past three years have changed our … Continue reading People over Products: Balancing Quantity with Quality as Demand Rises for Nonprofits
As we gingerly tiptoe into the new normal of the post-pandemic era, most students have returned to school. Lots of them made the transition back to in-person learning seamlessly and eagerly. However, there are children of all ages, for whom returning to school is anything but easy – even after months of being back! At … Continue reading Back-to-School Spotlight: Tools for Social and Emotional Support
Did your drive just wrap up? Are you expecting a large order to arrive? A small order with just a few items is pretty easy to open and verify its contents, but when it comes to large deliveries, it can be a challenge to unpack and locate everything you’ve purchased. These tips are geared towards … Continue reading Tips for Receiving Large Deliveries
Have you been so focused on feeding your clients that you are just now starting to think about back to school? Are you looking for a quick way to get your school supply program kickstarted NOW? Below are a few quick tips for getting your back-to-school plans back on track: Assess your need, but don’t … Continue reading How to Get Your School Supply Program on Track FAST
Although organizations are in the midst of revamping their service model for the remote age, many are also looking beyond the immediate crisis. In particular, we have been discussing the fate of summer school supply drives with our nonprofit partners. One of the burning open questions is whether nonprofits should recruit volunteers to help with … Continue reading Donation Drives in the Age of COVID-19