I realized that each Hogwarts House has admirable traits and that they could be combined to create some truly stellar teams. If we look at the descriptors of each house, we’ll see that the nonprofit arena needs Hufflepuffs as much as it needs Gryffindors. Let’s check out the Nonprofit World Houses.
Determining where the funds will come from to deliver on the mission can feel a bit like a numerical game of Tetris, trying to make all the pieces fit together no matter how strange the final configuration. Here is how to use gift histories to help forecast future fundraising goals.
The independent sector needs bold, strategic, and flexible leaders to light the way. We already have many such leaders, but we should also embrace emerging leaders with new ideas. The sector can benefit greatly from evolving practices; nonprofits just need to make sure that they don’t lose sight of their missions in the process.
If your organization is a university or hospital foundation with millions in the bank, then hiring a company to do all video-related communications for you might make sense. For everyone else, the important thing is to share your organization’s mission story in a compelling way – and "compelling" doesn’t necessarily mean professionally produced. Use your iPhone or Zoom or whatever tool you are comfortable with to do the recording...
The ways in which nonprofits operate meetings of boards of directors vary greatly depending on the size, age, mission type, etc.
There are many situations that have the potential to be very polarized, even if it is accidental based on the verbiage we use.
Understanding that fundraising has industry standards and proven best practices will help for long-term success in fundraising.
Nonprofits “foster civic engagement and leadership, drive economic growth and strengthen the fabric of our communities.”
If the nonprofit industry wants to play a role in the supreme goal of achieving racial parity, we first need to look at ourselves.
There are many ways to raise funds to support the missions of nonprofit organizations.
It would be worse to go out of business because fundraising was nixed during a time when organizations arguably need it most.
There are certain aspects of fundraising for nonprofit organizations that mirror product sales.
Anybody can be a fundraiser. It doesn’t take special knowledge or skills.
Now is the time to plan for the fundraising and communications activities you’ll employ between the time you read this and December 31.
When evaluating a nonprofit organization’s financial and operational effectiveness, what should we consider? It is the age-old nonprofit conundrum: How do we show our nonprofit value on paper?