Management & Operational Advice

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 according to the needs of its community and helps position it to […]

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 as well as connections. So if you want […]

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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 just run fast; they have to make sure everyone runs in the […]

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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. What’s more, […]

Nonprofit News & Opinions

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The Confusing Difference in Nonprofit and Not For Profit Terms

Popular terms such as “nonprofit” and “not for profit” have been used over the years with hardly any respect for the difference in nonprofit and not for profit meanings. There are many situations that could occur and the proper use of these terms would be critical to understanding the true meaning of what has been […]

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Nonprofits Can Use Feedback to Their Advantage, Retaining Volunteers and Increasing Donations

It is difficult to improve a nonprofits success without internal and outside feedback. It doesn’t matter what focus the nonprofit feedback is the backbone to success. One of the roles of a good founder or managers of a nonprofit is to improve performance and to make a difference. Understanding feedback and mastering method of what […]

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Focus QuickBooks On Your Board’s Needs

What do Non-Profits expect from QuickBooks? During my many years of consulting to non-profit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, I have learned that the needs of a non-profit are NOT significantly different from those of a for-profit company. One of my clients in the Los Angeles area is Baby Quest Foundation, […]

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How to Form a Nonprofit Board Development Committee

An essential component of an excellent nonprofit organization is an excellent board. Begin by forming a Board Development Committee as a standing committee of the board.  It would meet on a regular basis to help make sure the board was excellent.  Perhaps the immediate past president could serve as the chair of the Board Development […]

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