Budget, file, back up, repeat: new year's resolutions for your non-profit and how to keep them
This year's going to be different! Tackle 2009 head on by putting these five basic resolutions into practice and kiss your non-profit office headaches of 2008 goodbye.
1) I will back up my computer every two weeks.
Computers crash, even in the new year. Back them up.
2) I will label my grant drafts systematically.
Can't find the latest version of your grant? Try looking under "Important Grant Final". Sorry, make that "SuperExtraFinal2"...
Alternatively, promise yourself that this year, you're setting up your file system so that anyone can understand it, including you. Label your drafts by name and date (Rockefeller 12.12.2008) or by number (Rockefeller 1). Save the final draft to a file marked "Final" and save your future you the hassle of hours plowing through superextrafantasticfinal...