Nonprofit Management

What You Should Know if You’re Thinking of Starting a Nonprofit Organization

Before starting a nonprofit organization, you should understand that the 501(c)(3) designation is just that: a tax designation. It’s not a business model.  Why is that important? To be successful, you must understand that you’re starting a business. Getting into that mindset will help set you up for success.  Here [...]

How To Fix Dismal Nonprofit Board Engagement With Financial Reports

7% nonprofit board engagement is not enough! Do your nonprofit’s financial reports speak to the full board? Can everyone in management engage with them and understand key information? If your financial reports don’t go beyond numbers on a page, then they exclude almost all your leaders.   Fortunately, you can start [...]

By |2021-06-28T14:27:17-04:00July 9th, 2021|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Finance, Nonprofit Management|

Broken Crayons: What Happens When Nonprofit Leadership Fails Fundraisers of Color

We trusted you! We knew when we showed up on day one as the new Chief Development Officer at your impactful nonprofit, leadership would be behind us. After all, y’all said so in the three interviews we had with the staff, Executive Director, and the Board of Directors. The job [...]

Fundraisers: Don’t Look In Other People’s Wallets

Higher salary. Nicer car. An assistant. Perks.  Nonprofit C-level executives are compensated better than their coworkers. There is a definitely a wide wage gap between senior managers and fundraisers, program managers and those in the field. But does that automatically mean senior managers should be expected to donate at a [...]

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