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”

What’s a Needs Assessment?

There are so many nonprofits in the United States. To be more specific there are approximately 1.6 million. With so many nonprofits, how does a nonprofit stand out amongst the crowded space? A needs assessment is a systematic process for determining and addressing needs, or “gaps” between current conditions and desired condition. A needs assessmentContinue reading “What’s a Needs Assessment?”

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?”