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What Is the Best Way to Implement Strategic Planning in Your Nonprofit?

You need a nonprofit strategy to guide your efforts to grow your revenue, gain supporters, and accomplish your mission. What is the best process to use? One that engages your board and gathers all your potential nonprofit strategies under one umbrella for you to evaluate.

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How to Write a Non-for-Profit Vision Statement

How to Write a Not-for-Profit Vision Statement

Writing a not for profit vision statement is an exercise of the head and heart. You need a compelling, exciting, and realistic picture of your future. Listen to this video to get some quick tips to get you started to write an inspiring vision statement for your nonprofit organization.

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Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

Answer These Five Questions to Find Out

Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

A new customer’s sent me a copy of their strategic plan via email.

When I got it, I laughed out loud. The email reference line said, “Strategic Pain.”

Was this a typo, an autocorrect, a Freudian slip, or, a secret in-house name for a process the sender takes up under duress?

Let’s face it, for many organizations creating a strategic plan is a pain. Perhaps they worked hard constructing a beautiful document that …

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Added Value Video: How Can You Activate Meeting-Only Board Members?

How Can You Activate Meeting-Only Board Members?

Your board members are active at meetings, but otherwise uninspired to help with fun social media and easy fundraising tasks. List to this video to discover your next steps on this good-to-have-challenge.

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Added Value Video: Are You In Danger of Mission Drift?

Are You In Danger of Mission Drift? Quick Turn Around!

What is mission drift? How can you avoid drifting away from what’s most critical to your organization? Watch this video to learn the most important questions to ask to avoid mission drift.

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Added Value Video: How Can You Overcome Board Fundraising Pushback?

How Can You Overcome Board Fundraising Pushback?

When you ask your board’s for help, do you get resistance? Discover the three most common reasons for pushback. Your new insights will help you to turn resistance into energy growing revenue.


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Surviving Vision Block

Surviving Vision Block: How to Turn Your Crushing Experiences into Wins

Surviving Vision Block I was pinned under a 200-pound guy, and he had scissors. The volunteer assignment was simple: help a young man with developmental disabilities to learn a new skill, one-on-one.  We were working on learning scissor use.

How did I end up flailing on the floor needing assistance?

I had a clear goal for my college volunteering experience: Explore different ways to help people reach excellence.

What I didn’t anticipate were my physical limits. I am what fashion designers call petite …

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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 to Deal with Crazy Ideas from Your Favorite Supporters: Added Value Video

You love your supporter, but sometimes they come up with impossible, even dangerous ideas. Here are some tips on how to work with the challenge of bizarre ideas and to transform them into help for your nonprofit.

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Surviving and Thriving The Anxiety Causing Grant Panel Review

The room is dark except for a projection screen that displays a slide outlining your proposal. Fourteen people sit at a conference table: eleven-panel members and three staff. The leader calls the name of your organization. You stand and move forward. At the podium, you introduce yourself. An icon on the screen flashes, “Questions. Questions. Questions.” The panel members shoot. And, you field a dozen questions (seems like more!) about your 63-page application, your reports from last year and anything …

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