Nonprofit Management

4 Ways to Use Stability to Achieve Organizational Agility in Challenging Times

Researchers have uncovered a key component of organizational agility, and it's not what you might expect. A study by Elaine Pulakos and Rob Kaiser published in Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research (2019) reveals stability as an essential part of agility. This finding seems counterintuitive—isn't agility all about change? Yes, [...]

Why Real-Time Nonprofit Performance Management is Best

The nonprofit executive director's time and energy are precious commodities, particularly in small organizations where a single individual is often the director of HR, IT, finance, and, well...everything. It's easy to see how performance evaluations (not to speak of nonprofit performance management) can feel like another large spoonful on an [...]

By |2021-01-10T09:15:24-05:00January 8th, 2021|Data, Nonprofit Management, 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|

Your First Donor Database: Common Questions and Answers

Starting a nonprofit is very similar to starting a small business. It requires you to accurately and specifically define your mission, obtain startup fees, and jump headfirst into a brand new industry. Now that you’ve gotten your start, you’re probably wondering what the next step is. How can you really [...]

3 Challenges That Stop Development Directors from Pursuing Major Gifts

Are you trapped on the small-dollar spin-cycle, spending all your time on fundraising activities that can’t fully-fund your organization and help you grow?  If you’re going to get out of it, you need to prioritize the fundraising activities that give you the highest ROI. That’s right, I’m talking about major [...]

By |2020-11-20T09:23:44-05:00November 20th, 2020|Fundraiser, Major Gifts, Nonprofit Management|

[VIDEO] Impact of Development Planning on Fundraising Success

Join Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, and Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, as they talk about a global research study the Institute recently completed that is the first of its kind to look at how development planning contributes to fundraising results. Full [...]

By |2020-11-06T09:57:33-05:00November 12th, 2020|Nonprofit Management, Research, Strategic Planning, Webinars|

How Nonprofits Juggle Too Many Balls

Times are tough. Full stop.  There’s something about nonprofits and crisis, right? But right now it’s more, more, more. It’s exhausting. So… what to do? I happened to listen to a ‘Tough Times, Tougher Nonprofits’ webinar with nonprofit leadership guru Joan Garry last week, and was inspired to write this [...]

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