A Proven Path for Nonprofit Boards from Conflict to Progress

The worry in Howard’s voice came through the phone line. Howard, the board president of a medium-sized arts and culture organization, reached out to us to work with the organization’s board of directors. From the outside, County Theatre Co. was having a banner year, bringing record crowds to its signature [...]

No Really, What is a ‘Donor-Centric Culture’?

A donor-centric culture is the essence of a highly effective nonprofit organization, driving its operations and fundraising. Donor-centricity is more than an industry buzzword, it’s a way of being, a way of operating. But what exactly is a donor-centric culture and how can your organization develop it? Simply stated, a [...]

Five Key Takeaways From The 2019 Donor Advised Funds Report

In the fourth quarter of each year the National Philanthropic Trust releases their annual Donor Advised Funds Report.    This is significant for every nonprofit engaged in fundraising to take notice because donor advised funds or DAFs for short, are truly changing the landscape of major gift fundraising and therefore [...]

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The Top 2 Nonprofit Growth Inhibitors That Stop You From Fundraising

“What’s keeping you from growing your nonprofit’s funding?” That was the first question on a survey I conducted before I spoke at a workshop for nonprofit Executive Directors earlier this year. I wasn’t surprised by the answers -- they were the same things I hear from leaders all over the [...]

Work From Home: Why & How Nonprofits Should Embrace It

In a recent Bloomerang webinar, one nonprofit leader asked an important question: What if working from home did not work out?  This person writes, “Working from home is something staff is requesting. Huge trust factor is necessary for this. The agency tried this once before and was burned (staff posted [...]