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?
I think it is safe to assume we all want to be happy in our work and feel like our efforts are valued and appreciated by others. But it isn’t always easy for companies to find the intersection of structure and freedom that allow staff and volunteers to flourish...
I can picture a few skeptics out there thinking, “We have a strong major gifts program. I’m not going to dilute that with some new social fundraising fad.” That makes sense, to a point. If you have a robust and successful major gifts program established, do everything you can to keep it thriving!...
Your space is cramped. You have two desks jammed in a room the size of a janitorial closet. There is nowhere to meet clients or donors that presents a professional face of the organization. Someone just gifted your nonprofit a piece of property upon which you could build a brand-new facility with all the extras...