Budgeting to make Progress

Understanding budgets are a part of nonprofit work some nonprofit leaders never grow to like but are necessary for developing and growing a nonprofit. Budgets are a part of your nonprofit story and paint of picture how your nonprofit is operating and how well your nonprofit stewards its finances. All nonprofits are unique, therefore yourContinue reading “Budgeting to make Progress”

What’s a Capital Campaign?

The best thing a nonprofit can do is bring in diversified capital and donations. At the core, a capital campaign is a drawn-out extensive fundraiser. On a complex level, a capital campaign is a concerted effort to raise a substantial amount of money for a specific program in a specific time frame. They require supportContinue reading “What’s a Capital Campaign?”

Founders Edition: Building Bridges

The most effective nonprofit founders are “in touch” with the community their organization serves. They aren’t afraid to make speeches, meet and greet, network, and be visible in and to the community. A good nonprofit leader isn’t going to get very far if they aren’t interacting with the community they serve. Becoming a founder ofContinue reading “Founders Edition: Building Bridges”

Embracing Technology as a Nonprofit

Technology, AI, and advanced machine learning is growing and becoming a fixed part of our society. Futurists and other experts are predicting a massive shift in the way we do work and business operations, from doctors to accountants. TechSoup and the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network, known as NTEN, regularly publish studies that highlight the gapContinue reading “Embracing Technology as a Nonprofit”

The Impact of Change Management

Businesses must constantly evolve and adapt to meet a variety of challenges—from changes in technology to the rise of new competitors to a shift in laws, regulations, or underlying economic trends. Failure to do so could lead to stagnation or, worse, failure. Approximately 50 percent of all organizational change initiatives are ineffective, highlighting why gettingContinue reading “The Impact of Change Management”

What’s a Strategic Plan?

Navigating and learning the ins and outs of nonprofits can be overwhelming to a newbie. Even if you’ve worked in the sector, fund and leadership development will need to be reexamined on a regular basis. Strong business and overall organizational development skills are needed for leaders in the journey of the nonprofit sector, both largeContinue reading “What’s a Strategic Plan?”

How to Make Board Meetings Work

Running board meetings on a monthly basis can be at times overwhelming. However, it is a necessary and much-needed routine meeting that has to occur. Meetings, in general, can be full of pitfalls and nonproductive efforts that may lead to frustrated board members. Creating a Meeting Strategy is one way to get your board onContinue reading “How to Make Board Meetings Work”

How Nonprofits Can Create Economic Impact

Nonprofits make the world a better place and are vital parts of our communities. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are 1.5 million nonprofits registered in the United States. This means that a lot of work is being done and a lot of money is being generated by public charities and privateContinue reading “How Nonprofits Can Create Economic Impact”

Not All Funding Is The Same

Finding and attaining funding for a nonprofit is a long and continuous process. Nonprofits are funded through grants, individual giving, major gifts, and sponsorships. All of the different types of funding available for nonprofits come with it’s own set of benefits and challenges. Grants: There are a variety of different types of grants that canContinue reading “Not All Funding Is The Same”

Creating a Fund Development Plan

Fund development is the strategic positioning by which an organization grows and sustains resources through building and maintaining relationships with key community stakeholders , philanthropist, and others who understand and care about the organization mission and its overall impact to the community. Sound fund development plans are built on two main factors: relationships thatcontinually strengthenContinue reading “Creating a Fund Development Plan”