Nonprofit Leadership in 2022: From Challenge to Transformation
December 3, 2021 at 9:49 am

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.

How Different Generations Use Social Media
November 30, 2021 at 12:41 pm

Let's highlight each generation and its use of social media. And after sharing some insights, I'll include a pro tip to ensure your nonprofit leverages each generation well.

Why Funders Care About Capacity-Building
December 2, 2021 at 12:31 pm

Donors understand that data and technology are game-changers. So, if donors care about a mission, such as the eradication of cancer, ending poverty or high-quality education, they realize the source of fundamental change occurs with the partnership between technology and humans.

Make the Ask for Year-End Giving
November 30, 2021 at 1:07 pm

Although it may seem like you are competing with every other fundraiser who is making year-end asks, donors have become more intentional and savvier about how and to what causes they give. It’s a simple fact that has been proven time and again in fundraising studies and research: People give to charity at the end of the year.

3 Modern Ways To Improve Your DRTV Campaign
December 1, 2021 at 9:58 am

Direct response TV campaigns are a tried-and-true fundraising avenue, particularly for nonprofits, but have evolved since their inception in the '60s. Here are three lessons Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals learned from its DRTV pilot using tried-and-true tactics with a modern twist.

How a Birthday Call Can Make a Difference
December 2, 2021 at 11:43 am

What is the impact of the birthday call? One of my clients is a religious organization with an impressive number of monthly donors. It consistently asks its donors and monthly donors for their birth month and year.

How To Develop Proactive Change Management
December 1, 2021 at 8:00 am

Poorly managed change in the work environment leads to burnout, disengagement within the team, and a culture of cynicism around change in general. While change is inevitable, we can minimize frustrations surrounding change by effectively planning for and managing the change. That all hinges on identifying and implementing solid policies and procedures teamwide.

Getting Staff Buy-In for a Culture of Philanthropy
November 29, 2021 at 12:29 pm

Almost every good business book over the past two decades has at least one chapter devoted to company culture and making sure you have staff buy-in to the overall vision of the company. But, it's been difficult for nonprofits. Here is how you get there.