Nonprofit Management

International Pronouns Day: 3 Ways You Can Celebrate at Your Nonprofit

The third Wednesday of October is International Pronouns Day. The day seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace. In today’s blog post we will examine how we can participate in our fundraising work! What are pronouns?  They are words used instead of a noun in a sentence. [...]

By |2021-10-20T11:14:27-04:00October 20th, 2021|Nonprofit Culture, Nonprofit Management|

10 Tips That Will Help You Create an Engaged Nonprofit Board

Depending on who you ask, your board of directors can be the single most important element in determining your organization’s success or failure. As you’ve likely seen within your organization, board experience matters and board engagement should be a top priority. When board members are engaged, they’re more effective in [...]

By |2021-09-24T11:28:50-04:00October 7th, 2021|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management|

How to Prepare Donor Data Reports for Your Board Members

Your donors fuel your organization’s work, so it’s crucial to maintain a healthy, thriving base of supporters. A major part of connecting with these individuals and optimizing the giving experience is utilizing the data you collect about their giving trends to inform your future fundraising decisions.  Luckily, ongoing advancements in [...]

By |2021-09-30T15:42:03-04:00October 1st, 2021|Data, Data Management, Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management|

How to Instantly Boost Morale: An Unlikely Source of Inspiration When Facing Nonprofit Burnout

As nonprofit professionals, we often wear many hats and work long hours. No matter what your role is within your organization, you’ve likely seen the ugly face of nonprofit burnout from time to time. Daily tasks, to-do lists, e-mails, and phone calls can be passion’s worst enemy at times. If [...]

By |2021-09-24T11:28:14-04:00September 29th, 2021|Nonprofit Management, Self-Care|

Learn How to Guide Nonprofit Leaders Toward the Truth Instead of Letting Them Rely on Their Opinions

In much of our culture, we glorify opinions over facts. At one place I worked, the executive director gleefully presented everyone on the management team with a sweatshirt as a team-building gift. It said “Maven University: Opinion above Knowledge.”  I was embarrassed to wear it. Everyone else seemed to find [...]

By |2021-09-09T15:52:13-04:00September 13th, 2021|Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sector|

3 Key Compliance Reminders for 2021 and Beyond

Though the COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of life on hold, your nonprofit hasn’t stopped operating. You and your staff have worked tirelessly to keep your organization afloat through 2020 and 2021, fundraising for your cause and maintaining good relationships with donors.  And, with a few exceptions, the government [...]

Use Walt Disney’s Three Chairs Method When Making Your Decisions for Your Nonprofit’s Future

On any given day of the week, nonprofits face multiple decisions, large and small. How do we know we’re making the right ones?  The word billionaire is ubiquitously associated with certain names: Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett being two of the highest profile in the class. Aside from their immense [...]

By |2021-07-26T15:56:32-04:00July 29th, 2021|Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sustainability|

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 [...]

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