Effective administration. It’s what we do best, and it’s all we do. When you partner with Community Initiatives, it means you can focus on what you do best - program and service delivery. Don’t worry about filing taxes. It’s handled. Don’t worry about payroll administration. We take care of that too. When you work with Community Initiatives, you’ll spend far less time on administration and far more time delivering the programs and services that motivate you and make a difference in your communities.

Community Initiatives provides complete administration in the most time and expertise intensive areas of nonprofit management, from human resources, payroll administration, tax preparation and filing, financial management and more.

If you managed all of these services by yourself, the cost could swallow as much as 20-40% of your operating budget.

With Community Initiatives, we handle it all, and 90% of your revenue remains with your staff and programs.

 

Even at times when you face an unexpected challenge, Community Initiatives offers a suite of solutions with a predictable cost.

As a fiscally sponsored project, you will have one primary point of contact coordinating all of the services we offer. Your Client Services Manager is your representative and expert when it comes to making the most of your relationship with Community Initiatives.

  • Benefits, Payroll, and Human Resources

  • Financial Management

  • Tax Preparation and Compliance

  • Grant Support

  • Risk Management and Insurance

  • Legal Counsel

  • Coaching

  • Donation Management and Crowdfunding

Benefits, Payroll, and Human Resources

Does your organization have an up to date personnel handbook? Do you have established hiring systems? Do you have a plan for employee healthcare and other benefits? Semi-monthly payroll administration for employees and contractors? How about experts on-call to handle human resources challenges? If you are a sponsored project with Community Initiatives, the answer to all those questions is “yes.”

Financial Management

All nonprofit administrators should understand the fundamentals of responsible financial management. Sound stewardship of an organization’s money is at the core of effective program delivery. But it doesn’t have to be your focus, and you don’t have to be a finance expert. You just have to have the right people collaborating on your fiscal well-being. At Community Initiatives, we make sure your books are well managed with the following services:

Tax Preparation and Compliance

What is one of the best things about partnering with Community Initiatives? The only time you will interact with the IRS is when you review and approve the filings our staff prepares for you. Because Community Initiatives extends its 501(c)3 status with our projects, we ensure you comply with all nonprofit tax regulations with the following services:

Grant Support

Our team will make your organization look good to current and potential funders. The Community Initiatives team helps you manage your grants with the following services:

Risk Management and Insurance

From disastrous facility fires to volunteer injuries, no project is immune to risk. As a part of our community, you will be protected by comprehensive insurance. Even if you know the scope of the coverages you need, your organization might not have the financial means to access it. By pooling the risk among projects, we can provide affordable comprehensive coverage.

Coaching

When running a nonprofit, it is hard to be an expert in everything. With a dedicated member of our Client Services Team and access to our Consulting Experts, Community Initiatives’ projects can rely on a deep bench of nonprofit experts. Though years of supporting hundreds of nonprofit projects, we have seen it all. From marketing and communications, strategic planning, fundraising, board and volunteer engagement, and more, our team is here to talk it through with you.

Donation Management and Crowdfunding

When donations come in, Community Initiatives ensures that every contribution of $250 and above receives a tax-compliant donor acknowledgement letter. This does not replace projects’ personalized thank you notes, but it ensures your donors are able to write off their gift.

Crowdfunding is rapidly growing as a prominent tool for nonprofit fundraising. We recognize that it is hard for our projects to find the time to identify the best online fundraising platforms for their needs at a price they can afford. Community Initiatives partners with WeDidIt - a cutting edge online fundraising platform. Through this collaborative agreement, Community Initiatives projects have free access to a customizable donation platform with the following features: