Executive Issues

Be Nonprofit Leaders Who Actually Lead—14 Ways to Show It!
October 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Recently, I took part in a LIVE call in which is part of our nonprofit leaders and managers course for major gifts. It gave me such hope because the leaders that are taking this course are doing it because they want to learn about major gifts and, even more importantly, lead their nonprofit to be supportive of the major gift team...

Build Your Own Symposium—Educating Your Nonprofit Constituents
October 5, 2018 at 12:28 pm

Education and communication are vital attributes when working in the nonprofit arena. All of us work with a variety of nonprofit constituents. It is imperative that various players in the nonprofit universe continually learn the same language and grow as professionals...

3 Essential Abilities for Social Enterprise Success
October 4, 2018 at 12:17 pm

Despite consistent growth in Americans’ charitable giving, depending solely upon the generosity of private donors and government contracts often leaves our programs in precarious circumstances. For these reasons, launching or acquiring a social enterprise to develop a source of earned revenue can be a tempting idea...

Training Your Nonprofit Constituents to Fundraise
September 28, 2018 at 12:22 pm

In a nonprofit, we work in a complex maze of dynamic interactions, both internal and external in scope. Administration, staff, board, volunteers, donors and community, for example, are engaged daily in the progress of a nonprofit. When the subject of fundraising comes up with these nonprofit constituent groups, I am amazed how fast the room goes silent...

Earned Income Depends on You, Grants Depend On Them
September 26, 2018 at 1:28 pm

Every nonprofit executive you speak to will tell you plainly that grant dollars alone won’t sustain an organization’s work. Sure there are huge foundations that are repositories for cash, but most nonprofits cannot rely on grants or even donations to keep the organization vital and thriving...

The Nonprofit Chatter Ep 2: Breaking Down Silos
September 21, 2018 at 12:19 pm

In this episode of the Nonprofit Chatter, Nhu Te, Editor-in-Chief of NonProfit PRO, and Taylor Shanklin, VP of Marketing at Pursuant, get into the nitty-gritty details about silos within nonprofits. We will be joined by Chas Offut, senior director of Development Services, Digital, at PBS National, and David Sacchetti, director of client solutions at Pursuant.

The Future of Philanthropy, Part 1: Onboarding and the Next Generation
August 8, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Today’s most forward-thinking nonprofits understand that the ability to tap into the enthusiasm and energies of a committed pool of executives can mean the difference between success and failure. Properly applied, the leadership provided by such executives can pay dividends in a number of different ways...

Making Your Nonprofit Mission Work—Start Fresh or Collaborate, Part 1
July 11, 2018 at 11:49 am

Years ago, long before I worked in the nonprofit sector, I started my own nonprofit organization collecting and distributing school supplies to kids in need. I had no idea what I was doing; I just knew my nonprofit mission was to accomplish “something good.”...

How Important is a Nonprofit Certification to Executive Advancement?
July 6, 2018 at 1:57 pm

How important is a nonprofit certification? I encourage each nonprofit executive to review the landscape of opportunities for growth and development and pursue them with vigor. I have advanced degrees, taken many certification classes, and have been a proud CFRE member for more than 25 years...