Nonprofit Sustainability

Donor Love, For Life: A Look at Planned Giving Stewardship

In uncertain times, organizations with a focus on both short and long-term revenue and resources experience less disruption of services. One way to ensure the longevity of your operation is to develop and execute a planned giving program for your organization. Giving USA reported 10% of 2019 giving in the [...]

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, [...]

How Do Charitable Gifts of Retirement Account Assets Typically Work?

When discussing legacy gifts, most assume the conversation is around bequests. Time and time again, surveys have shown that gifts given via a will are the most common planned gift vehicle.  While nonprofits should absolutely be prepared to accept bequests from donors, professionals in these organizations should also be aware [...]

Reimagining the Nonprofit Board in the Throes of a Pandemic

A vivid imagination allows us to envision or mentally rehearse future possibilities. As nonprofits nationwide consider how they can return from the torment inflicted by the coronavirus, reimagining the nonprofit board and governance provides an opportunity to refresh, recover, rebuild, and rethink. We all realize the importance of organizational governance, [...]

Don’t Stop Fundraising Because You Worry Donors are Tapped Out

Get out there and ask -- don't stop fundraising! Some nonprofits I’ve talked to have told me they’re toning down their year-end campaign this year. Maybe it’s because… they’re short staffed due to pandemic-related lay-offs.  they’ve cut back on their programming and don’t feel ‘worthy’ of making a philanthropic ask [...]

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