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To Give or Not to Give: Should You Share Profits with Nonprofit Customers? [2]

The Contest: Crafting Nonprofit Perks that Win [3]

Discounts: Crafting Nonprofit Perks that You Love [4]

Make New Friends: The Nonprofit-Business Growth Connection  [5]

Fundraising Alchemy: Turning Volunteers Into Donors [6]

Beyond Just Writing a Check [7]

Practical Business Philanthropy Video: Create an Event Just for Your Nonprofit Customers [8]

The Yearly Activity Review: How to Sacrifice Your Sacred Cows and Thrive [9]

Getting and Keeping Talent: Your Secret Sauce for Loyalty and Hard Work [10]

You’re Not Alone! Overcome These Sponsorship Deal Breakers [11]

Help! We’re Caught on an Event Treadmill [12]

How to Avoid Chasing After Money: Inoculate Your Board Against Quick-Fix Fundraising [13]

Should You Say Yes? Five Criteria to Check Before Volunteering Employees [14]

Favorite Articles

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Yes, You Can Attract and Keep Talented Development Staff  [15]

Lightning & Thunder: Making Partnership Work for You [16]

How to Develop a Great Mission Statement [17]

Discounts: Crafting Nonprofit Perks that You Love [4]

How to Create Diamond Donors The Joy of Undesignated Gifts [18]

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? [19]

Bolster Your Profits and Performance How to Find New Nonprofit Partners and Exceed Your Corporate Expectations [20]

The Yearly Activity Review: How to Sacrifice Your Sacred Cows and Thrive [9]

Frog, Pot, Boiling Water: Solve Your Biggest Sustainability Challenge [21]

Karen’s Library of Articles

Stories from the Real World;  Corporate Philanthropy and CSR; Skills and Tactics; Income Growth & Sustainability; Boards ; 7 Nonprofit Income Streams; Strategy & Innovative Twists; General

Stories from the Real World

Make Your Event Sponsorship Sticky Without Backbreaking Labor [22]

Is Lack of Knowledge Decreasing Your Corporate Income [23]

Income Champions: How to Create Board Member Heroes [24]

From Government Funds to Income Diversity [25] 

Secrets to Creating Boards the Make Cash Gifts [26]

Frozen Revisited: The Risk of Not Taking Risk [27]

Cracking the Nonprofit Income Diversity Code [28]

Making Much of Little: Turning Untapped Assets into Gold [29]

Purging Misinformation, Hearsay, and Errors about Nonprofit Income [30]

Start With Passion, But Don’t Stop [31]

How to Ask for More than Old Socks and Underwear [32]

Get Your Board on Board [33]

Growth-Value Corporate-Nonprofit Partnerships [34]

What Donors and Customers Want: The Just Right Opportunity [35]

Shine So That Donor See You, A Fundamental of Individual Fundraising [36]

CEO’s Please Don’t Say I Won’t Ask [37]

How to Attract and Keep Development Staff [15]

How to Be An Ingenious Leaders [38]

Not an Impossible Dream [39]

Make More Money: Evaluate Donations & Revenue Opportunities in Advance [40]

Develop Sustainable Income and Be Sustainable Forever [41]

Find Your Aces: To Earn Money Turn Your Disadvantages into Advantages [42]

Finding Value and Income Where You Least Expect It [43]

An Offer They Won’t Refuse: Provide Value, Obtain Income [44]

Does Your Nonprofit Plan to Change the World? Will People Pay for That? [45]

Relationship Building, Can You Create an App or Something Better for That? [46]

Working for Commission, It’s Not What You Think [47]

Partner With Your Chamber to Obtain Income and Resources [48]

Create Extraordinary Impact: Fund Your Most Difficult Challenge [49]

Four Steps to Corporate Dollars [50]

Become a Volunteer Magnet to Reduce Your Expenses [51]

Transform Your Impact: Get Funding for Results Not Programs [52],

Translate a Successful Process Into Sustainable Income [53],

Bringing Donor Development Home [54],

Lightning & Thunder: Making Partnership Work for You [16]

How to Turn Memory into Support [55]

Mastering the Art of Getting Expert Help [56]

A World-Class Budget Solution From The Museum of Science and Industry [57]

What Sesame Street Can Teach Us About New Nonprofit Initiatives [58]

Go to the Dogs with Style [59]

A Minimalist Approach to Mission & Funding [60]

How to Create New Supporters [61]

Climb for Air: Help People Remember Why They Need You [62]

Zoobilee: A Special Special Event [63]

Can Lessons from a 1929 Mansion Increase Your Nonprofit Organization’s Funding [64]

 

Corporate Philanthropy and CSR

Should You Say Yes? Five Criteria to Check Before Volunteering Employees [14]

Make New Friends: The Nonprofit-Business Growth Connection  [5]

How Businesses, All Kinds, Benefit from Corporate Philanthropy [65]

Practical Business Philanthropy #4: A Man’s Best Friend  [66]

Five Tickets to Greater Returns on Corporate Philanthropy Without Spending a Dime More  [67]

Practical and Tactical: How Corporate Philanthropy Can Grow Your Business [68]

To Give or Not to Give: Should You Profits Share with Nonprofit Customers? [2]

The Contest: Crafting Nonprofit Perks that Win [3]

Discounts: Crafting Nonprofit Perks that You Love [4]

Play Ball: Practical Business Philanthropy Home Run [69]

What is Corporate Social Responsibility? [19]

Beyond Just Writing a Check [7]

Practical Business Philanthropy Video: Effective Insider Perks, Create Solutions, Make Friends, Achieve Distinction   [8]

Bolster Your Profits and Performance How to Find New Nonprofit Partners and Exceed Your Corporate Expectations [20]

Getting and Keeping Talent: Your Secret Sauce for Loyalty and Hard Work [10]

You’re Not Alone! Overcome These Sponsorship Deal Breakers [11]

 

Skills and Tactics 

Help! We’re Caught on an Event Treadmill [12]

The Switch: Helping Your High Net-Worth Bond with New Staff [70]

Not Just You: Fundraising Committees that Work  [71]

Special Reports [72] 100+ Questions to Ask Before You Invest (e-book)

Save 30 Days A Year: Overcome Time Challenges & Improve Your Organization [73]

Need to Make a Tough Decision? [74]

How to Develop Exceptional Events [75]

How to Be More Successful Brainstorming [76]

10 Time Management Tips for Elephant-Sized Projects [77]

20 Ways to Say Thanks [78]

Ready or Not? Time Management Tool [79]

Time Management Tips for Your Holidays [80]

Event Follow-Up to Keep You Fired-Up [81]

Karen’s Dozen Tips to Enhance Accountability [82]

Volunteering As a Nonprofit Leader [83]

To Solve Your Biggest Fundraising Challenge Stop This [84]

How to Develop a Great Mission Statement [17]

Spacey, Nonprofit Space Solutions [85]

Conquer 3 Money Hazards that Block Decision Making [86]

Why and How to Design Meeting Openers [87]

New Partnership Tool: Setting Expectations [88]

Partnership Evaluation [89]

How to Create a Presentation Notebook [90]

Items to Bring to Your Next Group Meeting [91]

Identifying New Supporters: A Helpful Tool  [92]

Make This Meeting Different Planning Document [93]

1 to 10 What Merger Looks Like [94]

Merger Checklist [95]

How to Create Grants to Support Individual Fundraising [96]

Your Grant’s Background Section: 15 Points to Include [97]

How to Prepare for Last Minute Grant Opportunities [98]

How to Review a Draft Grant [99]

Sample Letter of Intent [100]

Outcome Measurements Cheat Sheet [101]

The Yearly Activity Review: How to Sacrifice Your Sacred Cows and Thrive [9]

Grant Tracking Chart [102]

 

Income Growth and Sustainability

Mastering Self-Motivation: Reach Your Wildest Dream [103]

Identify Your Best Gifts [104]

Davis’ Leadership Activities for Growth [105]

The Nonprofit Doomsday Clock: How Close is it to Midnight at Your Favorite Nonprofit? [106]

Month-by-Month Strategic Thinking [107]

Strategies, Not “Let’s Make a Deal [108]

Frog, Pot, Boiling Water: Solve Your Biggest Sustainability Challenge [21]

The Yearly Activity Review: How to Sacrifice Your Sacred Cows and Thrive [9]

 

Boards and CEOs 

Outside Influences: How Is Today’s Political Climate Impacting Boards? [109]

Time Management for Board Meetings: Planning for Gold [110]

12 Ways to Enhance Your Board Member’s Experience [111]

Create A Signature Event With Board Help [112]

How to Create Board Diversity for the Long Haul [113]

Be a Model Board Member: 5 Actions to Take to Help a Nonprofit You Love [114]

Create the Board of Your Dreams [115]

Fly Higher: Karen’s Top Ten Ways to Motivate Board Giving [116]

Mission: Possible, Six Essential Lessons to Create Board Support [117]

Guilty as Charged: Prove Your Board Supports Your Organization  [118]

Board Support Chart [119]

Can You Make Money With Your Mission? What Your Board Needs to Know  [120]

Waiting for Super Donor? What Your Board Needs to Know about Individual Donations [121]

Reasons for Hope? What Your Board Needs to Know about Government Funding [122]

How to Succeed In Business, What Leaders Need to Know About Corporate Funding [123]

Is it Magic? Funding from Foundations and Other Organizations [124]

Ensure the Availability of Sufficient Resources (Audio) [125]

Better than Leftovers: Other Income [126]

A Gift by Another Name: In-kind Income [127]

How to Develop a Great Mission Statement [17]

Your Future. At What Are You Really, Really Good? [128]

Karen’s Ten Concepts on How To Save a Program [129]

Strategies, Not “Let’s Make a Deal [108]

Two Become One: Mergers, Etc. [130]

Identifying New Supporters: A Helpful Tool  [92]

Using the Value of Your Partnerships [131]

Make This Meeting Different Planning Document [93]

1 to 10 What Merger Looks Like [94]

Merger Checklist [95]

Special Reports [72] So You Want to Be a Board Member (audios)

 

7 Nonprofit Income Streams

Not Just You: Fundraising Committees that Work  [71]

How to Create Diamond Donors The Joy of Undesignated Gifts [132]

Tracking Worksheet for Donor Development [133]

Donors: Better Dead Than Alive? [133]

They See Dead Donors, Do You? [134]

The Key to Nonprofit Income Abundance: Community & Mission  [135]

20 Frequently Missed Nonprofit Revenue Opportunities [136]

Removing Glacial Boulders: What Lies Between You and Donated Income [137]

Five Things People Get Dead Wrong About Fundraising [138]

Roadblock Removal: What Lies Between You and Earned Income?  [139]

Whom to Ask for What: A Primer [140]

20 Years of Proven Income Practices [141]

Your Nonprofit’s Overhead: Does the Emperor Lack Clothes? [142]

You Must Read This: A Nonprofit Income Primer [143]

Increase Your Success With Bequests [144]

Get Inside Their Heads: Donors, Customers, and Other Funders [145]

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? Getting Strategic About Membership [146]

Don’t Do This Alone! Creating a Culture of Philanthropy [147]

Have You Had Enough? Ending Government Funding Tyranny [148]

You Can Find the Money Your Nonprofit Needs [149]

To Pursue or Not Pursue Funding: That is The Question [150]

14 Ways to Form Donor Relationships in 10 Minutes or Less [151]

More Money Next Year, Part I [152]

More Money Next Year, Part II [153]

More Money This Year, Part III, The Prize [154]

7 Tips for Earning Revenue With Your Mission [155]

20 Expense Items to Consider When Creating a Budget [156]

How Will We Pay for This? 14 Ways to Obtain Income [157]

Budget Categories – A List to Help With Grant and Program Planning [158]

Where Do Nonprofits Get Funding? [159]

Where Do NonProfits Except Healthcare Get Funding? [160]

7 Lessons to Increase Fundraising Success [161]

Can Your Non-Profit Survive and Thrive? A Quick Test [162]

More Than a Wish, Creating Successful Wish Lists [163]

Eleven Ways to Publicize Your Wish List [164]

Estimating Unknown Staff Expenses for New Programs [165]

The Gift Recognition Chart: Meaningful Ways to Thank [166]

Cost Allocation for Your Programs -Chart [167]

Site Visits: Karen’s Top Dozen Tips on Hosting Donors [168]

More Than Money Shopping Spree: Get The Correct Price [169]

Setting Realistic Expectations About Income [170]

Don’t Set Resolutions to Increase Your Non-Profit Funding [171]

Want Money? Karen’s Basic Tool Kit [172]

Can Your Organization Obtain More Income? The 7 Sources [173]

Self-Test: Are Your Income Projections Realistic? [174]

What Donors Want to Know About You [175]

Getting Current Information to Shape Your Grant Application [176]Never Miss a Grant Deadline Again [177]

How Much? Setting a Grant Request Size [178]

Answering the Dreaded Future Funding Grant Question [179]

Sustainability Questions to Explore Before You Seek the Grant [180]

When to Begin Your Sustainability Plans [181]

Including Individual Fundraising Costs in Grants [182]

How to Create Grants to Support Individual Fundraising [96]

Your Grant’s Background Section: 15 Points to Include [97]

Extreme Questions for Very Competitive Proposals [183]

10 Common and Avoidable Grant Project Budget Errors [184]

Stand Out, Help Your Grants Make Great 1st Impressions [185]

Turning Words Into Money, Volunteering to Write Grants [186]

Prove It! How to Document Your Match [187]

How Can You Tell if Your Organization is Ready to Apply for a Grant? [188]

Competitive Opportunities – Who Gets Funded? [189]

Sample Grant Management Form [190]

An Unfunded Request is an Opportunity to. . . [191]

A Dozen Positive Responses to a Grant No [192]

Your Best Grant Sources the Top Eight for Most Nonprofits  [193]

20 Ways to Enhance Relationships with Grant Donors [194]

Is It Worth It? How to Identify Valuable Grant Sources [195]

Fundraising Alchemy: Turning Volunteers Into Donors [6]

To Solve Your Biggest Fundraising Challenge Stop This [84]

 

Strategy & Innovative Twists

The Ultimate Key to Success: Sacred Essentials [196]

The Six Laws of Successful Big Innovations [197]

 Are Your Operations First Class? [198]

23 Free* and Fun Ways to Make Your Mission Visible [199]

Must You Settle for Junk? 7 Justifications for High-Quality Items [200]

9 Reasons World-Class Programs Are MUSTS  [201]

Karen’s Ten Steps to Create a World-Class Program  [202]

Twelve Tickets to Healthy Organization Esteem [203]

The Shocking Truth About Strategic Planning [204]

The Nonprofit Doomsday Clock: How Close is it to Midnight at Your Favorite Nonprofit? [106]

Stop Mission Creep Now! How to Keep the Creep Out of Your Nonprofit [205]

 

General

Why Hourly Billing Cheats Clients [206]  [207]

Mistakes that Organizations Make Hiring Consultants and How to Avoid Them [207]

How Can a Consultant Help? Part One [208]

How Can a Consultant Help? Part Two [209]

How Can a Consultant Help? Part Three [210]

Karen’s Recommended Reading [211]

How a Facilitator Helps Teams Succeed [212]