Why You Should Attend the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

By now you probably know that your donors want to understand the impact that your nonprofit is making in the community. They are seeking deeper transparency and measurable metrics that demonstrate that your mission and the work you're doing is helping society and the people or causes that it serves.

Capacity Building for Nonprofits: Needs in the Rural States

Nonprofit capacity building in the U.S. has emerged from its initial forays into training and technical assistance by Management Support Organizations in the late 1970s and early 1980s into a rich mix of resources. The current national map includes more diversity with (1) a wide range of both generalized and targeted services,...

Eight Tips To Increase The Visibility Of Your Non-Profit Association

To increase the visibility of your non-profit association, here are some tips that will help you on a daily basis:1) Create a showcase on the netYour visibility is very limited these days without the internet. Today, it is considered almost "obligatory" to have it...

3 Trends in Philanthropy Your Nonprofit Team Must Know

We're soon at the close of another year, and if you're like me, you're keeping your sights focused through the windshield instead of the rearview mirror. The philanthropic sector continues to evolve, as is everything in society because of forces such as wealth, technology, and globalization.When I started...

Mastering the Art of Nonprofit Board Governance

Ask many people who work or serve on a nonprofit board and a lot of times you're going to hear a consistent theme. Often, board members don't have a thorough understanding about how to adequately serve on a nonprofit board, and unfortunately, many organizations don't have the resources to hire trainers to...

Nonprofit, Civic and Church Leaders Can Help Us Heal

"If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change towards him... We need not wait to see what others do." - Mahatma GandhiNot too long ago I posted the following...

10 Questions To Ask Yourself for Nonprofit Innovation

There's a famous tech story about Steve Jobs related to innovation.One day he walked up to a developer's desk and he placed a manila envelope on it. Then he said to the developer, "Make me a computer that fits in that."What came out of...

Protect Your Nonprofit’s Online Reputation

You might be thinking that you don't have to do anything to protect your online reputation. Perhaps you're thinking, who would want to do anything against a charitable organization? You would be mistaken. Criminals and trolls don't pick favorites, and unfortunately, any person or group can be fair game.

How to Use Social Listening for Your Nonprofit Brand

By now, you're steeped in social media, which is an essential ingredient of your digital marketing for your nonprofit. But as with everything in life, you have to get a little deeper into the details.The paramount rule for nonprofit fundraisers is to create and develop relationships with their...

Is the Tide Changing of Nonprofits Selling-Out to Donors?

A few days ago, my researcher was discussing with a global nonprofit their fundraising efforts, and she was informed that the organization does not accept gifts that could compromise its integrity or place the charity in an awkward position, which is a good thing. The charity understands they must adhere and stay...

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