Tag Archives: nonprofit management

What is capacity and infrastructure?

What is capacity and infrastructure?

Knowing your mission, vision and proposed impact is critical to your success as an organization. Equally important is the process of building your fundraising capacity and infrastructure. But what exactly are these things? Here are three things you need to know. These refer to tangible and intangibles such as people, skills, relationships, technology, processes, and […]

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Where will the funding come from?

Where will the funding come from?

How will you meet your fundraising goal in 2017? This question typically elicits one of three responses. Some are confident they will be able to secure the funds their organization needs. Others have a general feeling about where the money and resources will come from. Still others are used to making do and believe they […]

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How to prepare for a board meeting

An Interview with Kim Moss – Part two of a two part series The board of directors plays a critical role in the life of a nonprofit. While each board is unique, best practices can increase a board’s effectiveness. To learn more we talked with Kim Moss, nonprofit consultant. His leadership helps boards increase their […]

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Kim Moss

Four secrets to nonprofit growth: An Interview with Kim Moss

Part one of a two part series We recently had the opportunity to work with nonprofit consultant Kim Moss. He is a wealth of knowledge with 34 years experience in nonprofit administration. He knows about taking care of business. Yes, nonprofits are all about vision and mission. But, if business practices are not in place, […]

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Five guidelines for managing nonprofit funds

Part two of a two part series: An interview with Leland Faust What would you do if you were responsible for reviewing financial management policies for your nonprofit? What would you do if asked to vote on a change of investment firms? What questions would you ask? These are issues nonprofits grapple with all the […]

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Leland Faust

You’ve raised the money, now how do you keep it?

Part one of a two part series: An interview with Leland Faust Financial management and investing is critical to the sustainability of nonprofits. As a board member or trustee you have a fiduciary responsibility. But how do you fulfill that responsibility? What do you need to know as it relates to financial management and investment? […]

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Superstar Volunteers

Three ways to elevate your volunteer engagement program

How can you increase the time, money and expertise available to your nonprofit? Some of us want to increase the hours in our days from 24 to 30, others believe “cloning” is an alternative. We understand the lament “not enough hours in the day” and so we offer a proven solution: elevate your volunteer engagement […]

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Nonprofits can help America heal

We are no different from you our readers. We have been grappling with emotions, engaged in conversations, and reflecting on our role – and the role of the nonprofit sector – during these times of protest and grief. With this column we share a few of the questions on our mind. We don’t have the […]

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Is your nonprofit legit?

Is your nonprofit legit? Three things you need to know.

Passion for mission is at the heart of a nonprofit, but don’t forget your “business” requirements. Nonprofits must comply with many of the same regulations as businesses, and additional ones that are specific to the sector. As an executive or board member you need to be aware of these, and operate within the law. Here […]

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Building consensus and reaching agreement

Building consensus and reaching agreement

This is the second in a series focused on the prerequisites for fundraising success.  Agreement is the cornerstone upon which a healthy nonprofit is built. Without agreement amongst an organization’s leadership it is almost impossible to sustain successful fundraising. You may be in a situation where there was agreement in the past, but changes in […]

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