The Most Critical Questions You Can Ever Ask Major Donors

I think it's fair to say that major donor work remains somewhat of a mystery in many nonprofits. They'd like to do major gift fundraising, but they don't know where to begin. What if I were to say that while you're developing your major gift program, why not just go out there...

The Benefits of Non-Profit Branding

To the uninitiated, branding is synonymous to the image of a logo. Yet, branding is much more than a logo. What then, is branding? "Branding is endowing products and services with the power of a brand" (Kotler & Keller, 2015). One can clearly tell from this definition that branding is much more...

15 Key Questions for Your Nonprofit Board Assessment

Perhaps you haven't caught the recent news about NPX Advisors. In a world where disruption is now a big yawn because it happens so frequently, the firm has introduced to Wall Street something called "impact securities." Ted Williams and Catarina Schwab said in a Forbes article (news link at the end of...

Coaching Benefits for Nonprofit Leaders

Leading in the nonprofit sector has its own set of unique challenges. Aside from the need to secure funding, nonprofit leaders need to know how to accept help. They also run team missions on impossible budgets and balance innovation with production to meet organizational goals.With too many pressing...

Stay Ahead of Your Nonprofit Competitors With Expiring Content

Do you find that your organization is trying to figure out how to stay ahead of other groups that share a similar mission to yours?Have you realized that your nonprofit has a lot of support from Millennials and Gen Z?Do you want to do...

10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Continue to Send Out Letters in the Mail

A couple of days ago a member of my team was talking about several fundraising ideas one of our partners was putting together, and one of their efforts included placing letters in the mail.Candidly, I was a bit surprised because so many nonprofits have stopped mailing letters and...

The Importance of Monitoring & Evaluation for Your Nonprofit

Monitoring and evaluation (often abbreviated M&E) are separate, but related, tools for assessing and understanding program implementation and impact. While evaluation professionals often have graduate degrees or other advanced education in evaluation, data collection, statistics, or qualitative research methods, there are many things your nonprofit organization can do to increase your capacity...

Types of Funding for Non-Profit Organizations

Project sponsors are usually concerned about the value for the money provided to non-profit organizations because these organizations are established with the aim of addressing specific issues. Income classification for non-profits revenues becomes vital in eliminating financial "fuzziness" which is associated with abetting financial impropriety and mismanagement in organizations.

Why Your Nonprofit Is Missing Out On Great Candidates

Earlier today before anyone was awake, I scrolled through my social media as I like doing on a quiet Sunday morning. A post caught my eye because I could almost feel the frustration of the person who wrote it.This individual was someone who cared very much about the...

Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

One of the most welcome developments in the evolution of philanthropy are the voices and leadership of women who continue to enter into the boardrooms of nonprofits and serve their communities as leading philanthropists in their own right. The reality is that in 2017, there have been a lot of discussions about...

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