Executive Issues

2019 Executive of the Year
July 3, 2019 at 9:22 am

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...

#NPPTrendingNow Ep 93: What About Overhead?
June 21, 2019 at 12:49 pm

Welcome back to #NPPTrendingNow, a weekly video series where NonProfit PRO Editor-in-Chief Nhu Te breaks down the top three coveted stories of the week. Here's what we've got going on for you this week: the overhead controversy, direct mail for storytelling and the secret sauce to major gifts...

Lead Change in Your Nonprofit
June 20, 2019 at 12:56 pm

The only constant is change. That’s a cliché for a reason. It’s true. We have access to more information, more quickly than at any other time in history. And that’s just one seismic change that’s occurred over my relatively brief 20-year career...

2019 Nonprofit Professional of the Year: Ami Dar
June 19, 2019 at 12:24 pm

Ami Dar was conscripted into the Israel Army. At the age of 19, he was stationed at the Syrian border, and it was then he had a revelation: The people on the other side of the border are not his enemy. Though divided by a border, there were probably people on the other side willing to share socks with him...

2019 Nonprofit Professionals of the Year
June 19, 2019 at 12:21 pm

Today’s world is filled with so much opportunity, but it’s not without its challenges. That’s why the world needs innovators and changemakers to pave the way, embracing those opportunities and challenges, for the social good sector...

Habits of Successful Major Gift Officers
June 10, 2019 at 12:32 pm

The three elements of a successful major gift program are a good program to present to donors, good donors and a good major gift staff. Jeff and I have seen many major gift situations where one of these elements was missing, and it was impossible for a major gift program to really get traction...

3 Capacity-Building Activities Your Nonprofit Needs
May 23, 2019 at 10:10 am

As the most critical process that ensures the long-term success of an organization, capacity building is not something nonprofits should ignore. Quite the opposite, actually; capacity building should be a priority for every nonprofit looking to grow...

Make Succession Planning and Staff Development a Priority
May 21, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Recently I enjoyed lunch with two friends who also happen to be my mentors. One is a former manufacturing operations guru who, for decades, has enjoyed success in human resources. The other is the former CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The focus of the conversation ended up on a vital nonprofit and fundraising topic: succession planning...