Nonprofit Sector

How to Overcome a Victim Mindset in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community

This post is part of a series on limiting beliefs. Read the previous posts on overcoming the fear that your story doesn’t matter and the idea that success is selfish.  When it comes to success, either personally or professionally, mindset is everything. Having the right mindset can help you take [...]

By |2021-10-18T15:43:35-04:00October 19th, 2021|Nonprofit Culture, Nonprofit Sector|

How to Overcome the Fear That Success Is Selfish in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community

This post is part of a series on limiting beliefs. Read the first post on overcoming the fear that your story doesn’t matter.  This blog series is designed to help nonprofit professionals like you make subtle mindset shifts that can make a big difference in your work, as well as [...]

By |2021-10-11T13:10:34-04:00October 12th, 2021|Nonprofit Sector, Storytelling|

How to Overcome the Fear That Your Story Doesn’t Matter in Order to Better Serve Your Nonprofit and Your Community

This post is part of a series on limiting beliefs. Stay tuned for future posts!  In this post on limiting beliefs, I want to talk about a common one I hear from nonprofit professionals: the fear that their story doesn’t matter. As nonprofit professionals, we have the power to make [...]

By |2021-09-27T16:04:35-04:00October 5th, 2021|Nonprofit Sector, Storytelling|

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|

How To Collaborate with Your Community: Brainstorming For Greater Impact and Lower Expenses

Joining forces with other organizations, rather than competing with them, can help you improve your bottom lines and create exponential reach. If you already have collaborations in place, it’s also important to periodically reflect on them to see if you can do more to maximize those relationships and create an [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Avoiding Unconscious Confirmation Bias In The Nonprofit Workplace

What is unconscious confirmation biasing? The term is defined as one group holding social stereotypes about certain other groups outside of any conscious awareness. It’s unintentional group think, a mixture of both seeking out conclusions which confirm what we already believe to be true and letting unconscious preconceptions direct how [...]

By |2021-07-08T12:59:52-04:00July 15th, 2021|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Sector|
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