Nonprofit Sustainability

Fundraising Success Stories | Examples & Tips to Learn From

We love hearing about nonprofits’ successful fundraising strategies in action, and sharing these stories allows nonprofits to learn from each other. Nonprofits face new challenges, big and small, every day, from an international pandemic to a stubborn mid-tier donor. Learning about other organizations that overcame similar challenges will [...]

By |2021-09-24T13:49:08-04:00September 16th, 2021|Fundraiser, Fundraising, Nonprofit Sustainability, Strategic Planning|

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|

5 Small Changes to Make That Can Create Outsized Results in Your Fundraising Efforts

Unfortunately, there are no “silver bullets” in fundraising. Above all else, consistency, a positive mindset, and smart strategy are the only true “secret ingredients” to sustainable fundraising efforts and success. But there are a few strategies you can use to make a major impact in terms of dollars raised with [...]

By |2021-06-15T15:16:17-04:00June 22nd, 2021|Fundraising, Nonprofit Sustainability|

How to Navigate the Post-COVID Novel Nonprofit Economy

We are witnessing the rise of a new generation of donors and nonprofit employees. Brian Solis, Global Innovation Evangelist and Digital Anthropologist, calls this Generation Novel, or Gen N. This is an evolution, accelerated by the COVID pandemic and social upheaval, from what he previously called Generation Connected, or Gen [...]

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 how [...]

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