Strategic Planning

Giving Tuesday: What if it was called Living Schmoozeday?

So… how was your Giving Tuesday? If you follow my writing, you know I’m generally not a fan of the made-up holiday. I find too many nonprofits feel overwhelming pressure to mount a half-hearted Giving Tuesday campaign that simply distracts from their year-end fundraising push. It’s nobody’s fault. There’s just [...]

What Could Cause The Biggest Impact On Funding Your Mission In 2021?

2021 is about to begin, is your fundraising team ready? Will your nonprofit’s mission funding needs grow smaller or will the need be greater? Most organizations will fall in the latter grouping with the mission fulfillment needs rising faster than funding could ever achieve. 2021 is unique for so many [...]

[VIDEO] Impact of Development Planning on Fundraising Success

Join Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, and Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, as they talk about a global research study the Institute recently completed that is the first of its kind to look at how development planning contributes to fundraising results. Full [...]

By |2020-11-06T09:57:33-05:00November 12th, 2020|Nonprofit Management, Research, Strategic Planning, Webinars|

Finding the Best Strategic Planning Facilitator for Your Nonprofit: 9 Key Things to Look For

Have you ever sat through a strategic planning session and spent most of the time watching the clock, daydreaming, and checking texts? Did the facilitator waste most of the day wordsmithing your mission statement and conducting a SWOT analysis? Were they unengaging? Did the sessions fall far short of your [...]

By |2020-10-29T09:26:17-04:00October 30th, 2020|Nonprofit Consulting, Strategic Planning|

Nonprofit Strategic Planning in a New Era

2020 has been a year for the ages. Not only are we dealing with a global pandemic, but also civil unrest, a shrinking economy, partisan politics, and environmental disasters, leading to uncertainty about 2021. Not only does this create unease in our personal lives, but also professionally, and across all [...]

[VIDEO] Nonprofit Budgeting: How to Build Your Roadmap to Growth and Impact

In this webinar, Stephanie Skryzowski will review the methodology and mindset around budgeting, five common mistakes to avoid, how to break down silos and create an inclusive budget process, how to analyze and communicate your budget, and how to strengthen your budget’s impact through forecasting and cash flow management. Full [...]

By |2020-10-06T09:49:48-04:00October 3rd, 2020|Nonprofit Finance, Strategic Planning, Webinars|

[VIDEO] Nonprofit Partnership Models for Lasting Change

In this webinar, Julie Ha Truong will share an action-oriented session that will have you reflecting on your partnership building approach and give you specific tips to take your partnerships to the next level. Full Transcript: Steven: All right. Julie, Carrie, Lindsay. I've got 1:00 Eastern. Is it okay if [...]

By |2020-10-06T09:41:08-04:00September 26th, 2020|Nonprofit Management, Partnerships, Strategic Planning, Webinars|

3 Tips For Moving From All-Volunteer to Your First Paid Staff at a Nonprofit

“We’re 100% volunteer-run!” That may not be the good news you think it is.  It’s not that volunteers aren’t valuable. They absolutely are! It’s just that eventually most roles outgrow the duties and reasonable time commitment of a volunteer position. That caps your growth.  But how do you get from [...]

[VIDEO] Nonprofit Organizational Planning In Times Of Uncertainty

Renee Rubin Ross will explore considerations for organizational planning and models that have helped nonprofits to build plans that support their work through recent shifts. Full Transcript: Renee: All right. Steven: Okay, Renee, I got 1:00 Eastern. Okay if I go ahead and get this party started? Renee: Yes, please. [...]

By |2020-10-02T13:57:51-04:00September 19th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Strategic Planning, Webinars|
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