Blog

Strike while the iron is hot!

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Charlottesville. DACA. These are just three “hot topics” that dominated traditional and online media recently. Here’s the question: has your nonprofit increased its revenue, number of donors, people served, or community profile as a result of recent national media attention? We encourage you to be proactive […]

Read More

Teamwork and strategy – 4 keys to success

Teamwork and strategy – 4 keys to success

So you’re ready to launch – or re-launch – your nonprofit. Or maybe you want a fresh start, a tune-up, or a do-over for your existing organization. What should you do? Get together and talk? Listen? Plot and plan? Review your finances? Visit organizations that inspire you? Yes. And more. […]

Read More

Old school fundraising

Online giving, viral campaigns, large grants from foundations, funding from government agencies. These are some of the popular revenue streams for nonprofits. Those with earned revenue also secure funds from tuition, fees, sales, leases, rentals, licenses and other sources. All sources provide the money needed to make the missions of […]

Read More

If you can’t raise it, save it

If you can’t raise it, save it

We recently heard the phrase “small up.” It means to look wisely at your resources and find ways to live with less while retaining your focus on what’s important. While the phrase is being used within the context of personal finance, it is one that can have value to a […]

Read More

Radical thoughts on nonprofit boards

“How many of your current board members are actually worth paying? If you had to pay your members what board positions would you fund?” These questions caught our eye as we read a promotional piece for a book about philanthropy. The author, Jimmy LaRose poses some provocative thoughts in his […]

Read More

What the CFRE??##!!?

Special note for Mid-South readers: CFRE Review Course will be held Saturday September 9th In the nonprofit world money is almost always an issue. Where will it come from? When will it arrive? Is it restricted or unrestricted? These questions are accompanied by others such as “how are we implementing […]

Read More

Money Is Not Enough

Money is not enough

Nonprofits play a critical role across the country. They represent, serve and advocate for a great diversity of individuals, families and causes. They are joined in this work by foundations and corporations who provide money, resources, connections and technical assistance. In many cases it is through the work of nonprofits […]

Read More

Board summer refreshers

Board summer refreshers

Calling all board members: get ready for the flurry of fall activities that are a part of life within the nonprofit sector. Consider the following as you sip an iced tea, or bury your feet in the sand. Contemplate these “board refreshers” as you enjoy – or hide from – […]

Read More

Time to retreat

Time for a retreat!

Summer is often associated with beaches, family vacations, hot sun and good fun. For those in the nonprofit sector summer is also the season for retreats. These are times set aside to focus on programming, strategy, growth, partnerships and – many times – fundraising. While we believe in keeping the […]

Read More

Interim leadership: blessing or curse?

Interim leadership: blessing or curse?

One of the biggest changes within the life of a nonprofit is the change in leadership. In most cases this will be accompanied by a period of transition with an interim leader. The position is short-term and in most cases temporary. We have seen interims who serve as placeholders or […]

Read More

UA-46205426-1_79736442