Category: Strategy

Is Your Greatest Income Challenge What You Think It Is?

Is Your Greatest Income Challenge What You Think It Is?

Is Your Greatest Income Challenge What You Think It Is? Answer honestly. During the past week have you said or thought one of the following?

  • I’m so busy.
  • Things are hectic.
  • There’s too much to do.

You’re not alone. Time management is the number one challenge nonprofit leaders face. You wear many hats besides the one attached to your title. No matter your role, you support the mission and income growth. You charm and engage board members, donors, customers, volunteers, and newcomers.

Here’s the reason time management so critical. You …

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#36 How Successful Nonprofits Reduce Donor Fatigue

How Successful Nonprofits Avoid Donor Burnout

Why do donor’s get burnt out? How can you avoid contributor fatigue? What are the dangers of saying, “Thank you and…?” Karen covers all this and more in this video.

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Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?

Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?

Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members: What Is the Most Important Characteristic to Seek?You’re recruiting board members. Which of the following represents the top trait to pursue?

  1. Candidates with high-net-worth who can make large donations,
  2. Individuals who know lots of people who will make lots of introductions,
  3. People who work well with others, or
  4. Something else.

The Answer

The answer is d. Something else. While having board members with means, great connections and people skills represent desirable characteristics, you need members who can think strategically.

Why are people who think strategically so valuable …

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Nonprofit Conflicts: What's Your Policy Fire Suppression or Controlled Burn?

Nonprofit Conflicts: What’s Your Policy Fire Suppression or Controlled Burn?

Nonprofit Conflicts: What's Your Policy Fire Suppression or Controlled Burn?As I write this, California still blazes with thirteen fires. We have family near one fire, so I’m counting. Reporters tell us that this fire rages in an area that has been fireless for 40-years.

Blazing fires brings up a nonprofit management question: What is your fire policy? Do you stomp the flames out immediately? Do you let them burn? Or, do you set fires, that is, controlled burns?

Fire, in this case, represents nonprofit conflict. Rephrased my question is: …

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Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

Learn from My Error and Create a Board that Governs

Why Does Your Board Micromanage?

It was a beautiful August morning. Twenty campers and four counselors outfitted in orange lifejackets paddled silver canoes across a glassy blue lake in northern New Hampshire.

We pulled up to a sand spit. As we unloaded, I, one of the junior counselors, muttered, “I wish I had a brownie. We should have brought snacks.”

In response, all twenty campers moaned in unison about their starvation.

I wanted to stuff …

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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!

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Why You Need a Giving Policy?

Why You Need a Giving Policy? How Can You Write a Good One?

Why You Need a Giving Policy? Getting too many requests for donations? Failing to get intriguing applications? Here are just three, of a half dozen, reasons why a giving policy, will help you to solve these challenges and more.

  1. Superior Investments 

The process of making a policy invites you to clarify your values without dealing with specific individuals or causes at the same time. Using the policy will improve your decision making. As you review proposals, you’ll think, “We love this, and it fits with our …

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How Can You Have Great Board Meetings?: Added Value Video

Do you want great board meetings with good outcomes? Listen to these four practical, specific, and easy things you can do to create them.


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Are You an Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leader?

Are You an Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leader?

What Does Money Have to Do with Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Leadership?  

Less than you think.
But, still a lot.
Money is a tool. You need money to buy resources to support and further your entrepreneurial efforts.
Creating change is not free. If you’re an entrepreneurial leader, you need more resources than leaders satisfied with the status quo.

Money is Also an Outcome of Nonprofit Entrepreneurial Leadership

Revenue growth results from entrepreneurial leadership. Sometimes your income improvement is direct: you sell a …

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How to Get More Anonymous Donations: Added Value Video

Someone special left your nonprofit an anonymous gift. How can you build a relationship with the donor or at least begin one?

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