Management & Operational Advice

Prompt response and pre-planning important in crisis management for nonprofits

Prompt Response and Pre-Planning Important In Crisis Management For Nonprofits

Bad things sometimes happen to good companies, including nonprofits. Whether it’s turmoil in the executive suite, a failed fundraising campaign or financial fraud such as embezzlement, every organization hits bumps along the way. And many of those organizations make it worse with their … [Read More...]

Common Cash Flow Mistakes Made by Nonprofits

Common Cash Flow Mistakes Made by Nonprofits

Effectively managing cash flow for any company — large or small, established or just starting out — is one of the most critical aspects of running a business. For a nonprofit organization, it’s even more crucial as a cash flow mistake can paralyze a not-for-profit company and raise concerns … [Read More...]

Nonprofit News

Are We There Yet? Five Stops Along A Nonprofit’s Journey Through Strategic Planning

Are We There Yet? Five Stops Along A Nonprofit’s Journey Through Strategic Planning

It’s that time again.  Your strategic plan is approaching its sell-by date, and it’s time to develop your organization’s new long-term goals.  Where do you start? An effective community needs assessment provides a framework for the organization to define its strategic organizational goals … [Read More...]

Nonprofit Social Media Advice

How Your Nonprofit Can Gain Exposure with Google+

Wondering if Google+ is worth it for your nonprofit organization? Unsure of what it really offers, and if you should invest the time? Here’s the truth: because it’s backed by the world’s biggest search engine, Google+ is pretty powerful. Using it can affect your nonprofit’s search rankings … [Read More...]

Nonprofit News & Opinions

Nonprofits Profit from a Strong Strategic Principle

Nonprofits Profit from a Strong Strategic Principle

For any nonprofit organization, results start with a strong strategic principle—a shared objective about what the organization wants to accomplish. A strong mission and clear vision lead the way, but setting the strategy demands more. Leaders of successful organizations realize that they can’t … [Read More ...]

Nonprofit Advice - Tips to Engaging Supporters

Engage Supporters with a Multichannel Approach

We live in an era where information is available and can be published by just about everyone; if you’re receiving email, odds are you have the power to forward it to tens, hundreds, or thousands of others with just a few clicks. The typical user is online every day, if not constantly tethered. … [Read More ...]

Diversity on Nonprofit Boards

Diversity on Nonprofit Boards

A nonprofit board has the responsibility of setting policy for the organization. I believe that in order to perform this responsibility effectively, the board should include a wide variety of individuals.  Every board should have a discussion of the ideal board makeup in terms of … [Read More ...]

Nonprofits Need to Remember the Form 990 is an Excellent Fundraising Tool

Nonprofits Need to Remember the Form 990 is an Excellent Fundraising Tool

Form 990 is not just an IRS Form but a publicly filed document and some nonprofits forget they can use it as a fundraising and public relations tool. With the economy being down and donations getting harder and harder nonprofits need to look in unusual places for donations and use whatever free … [Read More ...]

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