7 Post-COVID-19 Nonprofit Success Factors

What will the world look like for nonprofits when COVID-19 is just a bad memory? This COVID-19 nonprofit sector will be smaller, at least temporarily, by about 20-25%, consisting largely of smaller organizations which have closed, compared to the normal 10% we normally lose annually. That means approximately 10% of [...]

3 Nonprofit Leadership Strategies for Crisis Situations

In a recent article I discussed three strategies to successfully fundraise mid-pandemic. Here I’d like to look at some of the principle underlying nonprofit leadership strategies that serve as pre-conditions to successful fundraising, crisis or no crisis.  As true as these tenets ever were, they hold particularly true during a [...]

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 [...]

Building A High-Performing Fundraising Team While Advancing Racial Justice

In 2011, I embarked upon a new position in donor relations with great expectations and optimism. But my excitement soon dissipated when within six months both of my Associate Directors left for other positions within the University—one for a higher position while the other made a lateral move. Still a [...]

“The Virus Made Us Do It” – Avoid These 5 Myths to Succeed with Organizational Change

Whether your organization’s work life has been stay-at-home and online or essential workers taking temperatures with protective gear, or a mix of both, COVID-19 has brought change and there’s no end in sight to making adjustments as we gradually return.   How should nonprofits manage their COVID-19 changes? How can they [...]

The Problem with Know-it-All Nonprofit Leadership

Everybody knows them: People who know everything. At least, that’s what they believe.  It’s tempting to ignore these people. Because it seems so hard to change them. But if know-it-alls are leading your nonprofit, you’ve got a serious problem. Because know-it-alls are insecure. That’s why they’re so insistent on taking every opportunity [...]

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