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The Most Dangerous Phrase Nonprofit Leaders Use

I bet you’ve said this phrase in the last thirty days. Why it’s time to stop using these four words and what to say instead.

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Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns

Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships

Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns

Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns“How are you, honey?” the voice said.   

Ah, I thought, a call from a loved one, but I didn’t recognize the voice. So, I asked, “Who is this?”

“Stop pulling my leg,” he said.

“No, really,” I said, “I don’t know who you are. How did you get this number?”

“The operator.”

“You have the wrong Karen Davis.”

“Ha! Very funny.”

“Sorry, you have the wrong number. You’re looking for a different Karen …

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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.

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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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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?

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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.

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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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Surviving Lost Rudders: Is it Time to Upgrade, or Replace the Way You Get Resources?

One political cartoon after Barbara Bush’s death illustrated a sailboat named, The Bush Family. Near it, a detached rudder labeled Barbara Bush floated away.

This is not an article about politics.

It’s a post about the necessity of dealing with inspecting and if necessary, replacing, upgrading, and otherwise improving your nonprofit rudder.

The cartoon brought to mind two recent conversations with executive directors with rudder problems.

The first conversation was about a lost rudder. The organization’s founders convinced a local …

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Three Expensive and Common Nonprofit Conflicts: How to Turn Your Struggles into Wins

Janet, my first roommate at college was a senior finishing up her final semester. For her, every day was about endings. In stark contrast, I was the enthused newbie starting everything. We started congenially, but our friendship’s veneer grew thin as the semester unfolded.

Like Janet and my senior-freshman struggle, conflicts are inherent in nonprofit organizations. Except these conflicts aren’t over in a semester. They’re eternal.

In what way are goal conflicts baked into the system? Nonprofits seek three bottom …

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Better than Discounts: How to Boost Your Nonprofit Customers into a Higher Orbit

Many of you ask me about the best ways to help your nonprofit customers. You often share that you give discounts. Discounts represent just one option of how you can support these customers. The suggestions below offer fresh ideas to supplant or enhance discounts.

Vendors that Grant. Help your nonprofit customers to access your vendors that give grants. Many law firms, CPAs, banks and others offer nonprofit grant opportunities. Since you do business with these entities, you can recommend and …

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