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A special column for executive directors and college presidents

“I guess I’ll have to do it myself. I can’t depend on anyone. People say they want to help,...

common ground

A special column for emerging nonprofits and those who are “struggling”

What do you do if you are a nonprofit board chair or executive director, and you know in your heart-of-hearts that...

ahaprocess, assisi foundation, class bias

This week we had the opportunity to participate in a workshop called A Framework for Understanding Socio-Economic Differences facilitated by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D.  The event was hosted by...

Navigating the fundraising priority maze

If you have worked with a nonprofit you may have experience getting lost in what we call the “fundraising priority maze.” Here’s what it looks like.

You know you need to...

Fundraising successes don’t come overnight. They are built over time. It is the many “small” actions that build on each other and yield funding and resources.  

With this column we...

Volunteer management – key to nonprofit success

Part three of a three part series

What if you could get eight more hours out of the day? What if you could “clone” yourself five times over? These are unspoken dreams of many a...

Part two of a three part series 

Sometimes volunteers within a nonprofit don’t measure up. That’s not unusual. It’s part of life. For all of us, there are times...

Let’s Buy Black 365’s Gives Committed Black-owned Business a $1 Million Stimulus to Boost the Black Economy.

January 15, 2018 – Washington, DC – Let’s Buy Black 365, known for its Black...

THE POWER OF NONPROFIT VOLUNTEER LEADERSHIP

Volunteers play a key role in the life of nonprofits. They serve as board members, provide services and advocacy, and they donate their professional services. In the area of fundraising, the...

 

When it comes to raising money, you can encounter objections. Some of them start with your own team! People may want to know how and why the fundraising goal was set, what the funds will...

Summertime in New England. Its a notion writers have been pondering since Fredrick Douglas traveled to the island of Nantucket on August 11, 1841. There, at age 23, Douglas gave his first public...

Calling all board members: get ready for the flurry of fall activities that are a part of life within the nonprofit sector. Consider the following as you sip an iced tea, or bury your feet in the...

TIME FOR A RETREAT!

Summer is often associated with beaches, family vacations, hot sun and good fun. For those in the nonprofit sector summer is also the season for retreats. These are times set aside to focus on...

One of the biggest changes within the life of a nonprofit is the change in leadership. In most cases this will be accompanied by a period of transition with an interim leader. The position is...

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