In part one, I described the difficulties nonprofits are facing trying to comply with the Stop WOKE Act. Now let’s take a deeper look into what complying with this law means for nonprofits with employees doing business in the state — discussing everything from human resources to donor relations.
Recently, companies, nonprofits, schools, schools that are also nonprofits, consultants and educators have been caught in a windstorm of confusion over the implementation of Florida's Individual Freedom Act, aka Stop the Wrongs to Our Kids and Employees (WOKE) Act.
Human-focused fundraising requires inclusivity and equity among everyone involved in the process.
One of the strongest indicators of whether a capital campaign to fund a large project will be successful is the nonprofit organization’s history of successful annual fundraising.
How should you interpret data from several different reports that seem to convey conflicting information? Let’s take a look at three.
Gauging success isn’t necessarily about comparing ourselves with others, but is instead characterized by the effort we make to improve over our own past performance. Fundraising to support the mission of nonprofits is no different.
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.