Articles

Three Nonprofit Money Myths That Sink Organizations

Karen discusses three common nonprofit myths that damage nonprofit organizations. Do any of these three myths operate in your organization causing damage and lost revenue? Listen to this video to discover the myths and what you can do to eradicate them.

If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, please leave a comment under this post to share them with others.

If you’re not already an Added Value Video subscriber, sign up for your own …

view article


The Link: How to Build Better Customer Relationships and Give Back

Watch: How to Build Better Customer Relationships and Give Back

How can you use philanthropy and nonprofit events as tools to build deeper relationships with your customers? Watch this video to discover how attending activities and talking about your favorite nonprofits can help you enjoy better customer connections.

Click on video image to watch.

view article


How Can You Thank Your Donors So They Give Again?

How Can You Thank Your Donors So They Give Again?

You’d like your donors to give again and again. How can you thank your donors in a way that maximizes their future gifts and involvement? Listen to this video to get answers about how to write a thank you note that expresses gratitude and much more.

If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, please leave a comment under this post to share them with others.

If you’re not already an Added Value Video subscriber, …

view article


The Board vs. Staff Game

The Board vs. Staff Game: Replacing Divide and Conquer with Let’s Make Millions Together

The Board vs. Staff GameIt started with a threat, from a board member in the midst of a board meeting.

“If she doesn’t produce in a year, she’s out of here.”

Thirty seconds. Sixty seconds.

Silence hung in the room like fog at dawn.

I was beginning my third job with a nonprofit. The first two positions were highly-sought-after spots with low-pay and high-perks.

This job was different.

This nonprofit hired me after a near-unanimous vote, which the executive director explained, “was pretty unusual …

view article


how recruit fab. board members #17AVV Cover (22)

How Can You Recruit Fabulous Board Members?

Since your board will be your boss, you want to create a great one. How can you do that? In this quick video, Karen’s advice helps you to get started creating the board of your dreams.

If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, please leave a comment under this post to share them with others.

If you’re not already an Added Value Video subscriber, sign up for your own free subscription so you won’t …

view article


Asking Your Friends to Give

Asking Your Friends to Give Without Generating Vexing Quid Pro Quo Obligations

Asking Your Friends to GiveWhen I was a college freshman, I lived in all female dorm. That year, Hollywood released the movie 10. The storyline revolved around a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis. He meets a woman, played by Bo Derek, whom he ranks physically, as an eleven.

Inspired, Stowe B, the most notorious male dorm on campus began grading women walking by their center-quad living room window. Using a poster board and a huge font, they ranked an occasional …

view article


how will you fund your nonprofit organization

How Will You Fund Your Nonprofit Organization?

Do you need to find revenue for your nonprofit organization? This brief video outlines the six nonprofit revenue streams that fund the sector. Can you guess the top three streams that provide 75 percent of the sector’s revenue? Most people, even experts in the sector, are surprised!

If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, please leave a comment under this post to share them with others.

If you’re not already an Added Value Video …

view article


How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?

Are You at Risk of Running Aground Instead of Reaching Your Vision? | How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?

How Can You Get Your Staff to Move in the Right Direction?It was a dark and clear night.

We were ending a Bahamas cruise in a 40-foot motor sailor. The captain sat at the wheel. I stood at the navigation station, desperately searching. My job was to find one flashing every-three-seconds green light at the harbor entrance.

The problem? After dark, Ft. Lauderdale’s ablaze with lights. The consequence of failure? Run aground or be run down by a cruise ship.

Ahead hundreds of lights flashed. Car brakes. Street signs. Tankers, like …

view article


Watch: Why Do You Need a Philanthropic Giving Policy?

…and, why you should not invest a philanthropic dime without one. How will a giving back policy help you to grow your business and create better returns for your community investments?

Click on video image to watch.

view article


How Not to Lose a Grant

How Not to Lose a Grant Because of These Easy to Avoid Grant Budget Errors

You spent hours, perhaps even weeks, drafting a beautiful, thoughtful, and mission-enhancing grant. Don’t blow it by making these three common, easy-to-fix, grant budget errors.

If you have any advice on how to grow nonprofit resources and revenue, please leave a comment under this post to share them with others.

If you’re not already an Added Value Video subscriber, sign up for your own free subscription so you won’t miss out on future tips.

Follow this link for Your FREE

view article