Stories From 2018

Dec 17, 2018

Using Your Financials to Tell a Story in Uncertain Times

While it is effective to show programming efforts and results, financial statements and reporting are one of the most important ways a nonprofit can tell their unique story and the difference they’re truly making.

Dec 17, 2018

Social Mobility in Rural America

While much of that research has focused on analyzing social mobility in urban contexts - or on documenting the challenges confronting the nation’s rural communities - The Bridgespan and National 4-H Council went into rural communities where upward mobility is thriving, to get a ground-level view of what that looks like.

Dec 17, 2018

Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts: Advantages, Challenges and Best Practices

For many donors, the flexibility of a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust will fulfill not only their personal financial planning goals, but their charitable intent in supporting a nonprofit for its continued success.

Dec 17, 2018

Board Governance

Nonprofit boards are being challenged in new ways, and board governance is more important today than ever. Avoiding complacency, focusing on mission and striving for innovation are key strategies for successful boards. Addressing the key areas highlighted above can put your board on the path to success.

Dec 17, 2018

Participatory Planning

Strategic planning, done well, brings together board and staff around a common vision and creates a renewed sense of purpose.

Dec 17, 2018

Breathe New Life into Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaigns

When it’s time to give your peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns a boost, you don’t necessarily need to overhaul them. A fresh perspective and a few simple changes can go a long way toward reinvigorating your peer-to-peer program.

Dec 17, 2018

12.17.18 International News Bits

Shots Box makes a commitment to raise $12,000 in one year for The Thirst Project, SEVENmile Venture Lab launches at a gala event in Manly, Soneva launches the Soneva Foundation's partnership with Cleaner Climate, and more.

Dec 17, 2018

12.17.18 US News

Cal State LA receives three grants totaling $3.7 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, Husson University AmeriCorps Team builds window inserts for low-income households, Intel exceeds its 50th anniversary volunteer goal, and more.

Dec 17, 2018

12.17.18 NC News

The Capital Bank Foundation gives out grants to six North Carolina nonprofits totaling $230,000, The Duke Chorale performs a free Christmas concert at the Durham Rescue Mission, The Durham Partnership for Children sends over 33,450 books to children in the Durham community, and more.

Dec 13, 2018

Ep 16: A Responsibility to Community

Colleagues and collaborators Michael Goodmon and David Joyner discuss their ongoing work in Rocky Mount and get right to the heart of some of the most challenging issues facing not just the town they love, but the entire nonprofit sector.