Having interacted with all types of organizations over the years as donor, employee and consultant, I can say that many nonprofits encounter similar challenges to strategic planning, fundraising and board leadership. While it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone, you’re still left with the ultimate dilemma of how to address these issues.
While universal “cost-to-raise-a-dollar” metrics can be debated, one thing that cannot be debated is how funds are used by nonprofits to benefit the communities they serve. What are the actual outcomes? Did the nonprofit improve lives through a variety of verifiable factors?
If you inspire, trust and lead your staff well, you can and will retain fundraising staff. If our missions deserve increased philanthropy, the teams we’re asking to attract that philanthropy deserve attentive and effective leadership.
Nonprofit leadership has to come into focus. We now live in an age where artificial intelligence is changing the very nature of our work. Nonprofits have to come to terms with substantial changes.
Look around you today: It’s becoming increasingly more common to see women hold leadership roles at nonprofit organizations, proving that women play a central role and are becoming more dominant in today’s nonprofit landscape.
Core values are an essential aspect of running a nonprofit organization, because they provide the information that the outside world needs to know about what you stand for in the community. Core values help inform people about how your organization behaves from within and outside of itself.
A Latina leader with more than 35 years of experience in business and biomedicine, Maria C. Freire, PhD, has devoted her career and life to the nonprofit sector. She has expertise in technology commercialization and intellectual property management in support of human health...