Nonprofit Culture

Beyond Survival: Post-Disruption Nonprofit Culture Strategy

This nonprofit culture strategy post is part 3 in a 3-part series. Read part 1 and part 2. There are three pillars of transformation required of philanthropically-funded nonprofits that want to thrive in the post-disruption, post-COVID economy. In the first article of this three-part series, I explored why digital transformation [...]

By |2021-06-07T14:46:12-04:00June 28th, 2021|Nonprofit Culture, Strategic Planning|

Too Much Teamwork: Is Collaboration Burning Out Your Nonprofit Team?

Teamwork is all the rage right now. It's often touted as an organizational value, a key to productivity, and a criterion used to hire, reward, and promote. But there's an unpleasant and unproductive flipside to collaboration that deserves discussion. In short, too much teamwork might be burning out your best [...]

By |2020-12-16T16:47:03-05:00December 29th, 2020|Nonprofit Culture, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sector|

Why The Nonprofit Sector Needs to Talk About Sexual Harassment

On November 26, 2020, the second annual National Day of Conversation (NDOC) took place in Canada. This virtual day of conversation was founded in 2019 by me and my co-founder Wanda Deschamps to raise awareness about sexual harassment of fundraisers in the charitable sector.  In 2018, the Association of Fundraising [...]

The Fundraiser’s Bill of Rights

You probably already know that donors have a bill of rights. They were created almost 30 years ago by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Prudent, logical and fair, they cover everything from access to financial statements to assurances their gift will be used as intended. But what about fundraisers? Aren’t [...]

By |2020-09-24T08:11:03-04:00September 24th, 2020|Nonprofit Culture, Nonprofit Management|

1 Thing Fundraisers Can Do To Get Through COVID-19

If you are like most people right now, you are stuck at home. Whether or not you have work, you are probably wondering when this is going to end. What the next stage will look like. Thinking about your past. Thinking about your present. Thinking about your future. What we [...]

How to Build a Strong Nonprofit Board

Board performance is a critical ingredient in a nonprofit organization’s ability to achieve impact.  After 25 years in the nonprofit sector, I have learned that a nonprofit board is only as strong as the education and direction that they receive.  Without a strong board of directors, the executive director and staff are expected [...]

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