Sandra Cyr

Sep 2, 2019

New and Strategic Approaches Lead to Winning Results

When you focus on what is important in communities it can lead to winning results. Oceana's Jacqueline Savitz shares how their bipartisan grassroots approach has made offshore drilling a hot-button issue that is avoided by politicians who seek coastal support.

Sep 2, 2019

Forging Powerful Clean-Energy Partnerships

In today’s world, nonprofits and corporates are looking to take a more active role in solving societal issues and challenges. Both GRID Alternatives and Wells Fargo are focused on helping people and communities succeed in a sustained and sustainable way.

Aug 26, 2019

El Pueblo: the Definition of Community

Rhetoric is important for the nonprofit sector, because it’s a means of getting “people to listen to their message.” El Pueblo has demonstrated the effectiveness of mission alignment to create safe environments that foster critical dialogues that lead to systemic change.

Aug 12, 2019

Getting to the Heart of It: Making Systemic Changes for a Healthier Nonprofit Industry

Systemic underfunding is both a cause and a symptom of many of the issues nonprofits face, leaving many organizations vulnerable to a phenomenon known as the starvation cycle. BDO USA's Laurie De Armond and Adam Cole share findings from the 2019 Nonprofit Standards Benchmarking Survey to help address the starvation cycle.

Aug 12, 2019

Making Nonprofit Revenue More Predictable

While it may not be possible to perfectly predict your financial health five or more years ahead, following a few simple rules will help maximize your mission success and longevity.

Aug 5, 2019

Aspiring to Be Our Better Selves

Once you know what your intention is, you can chart your course. By understanding who and how they are as an organization, Omega is charting a clear course for their next 40 years.

Aug 5, 2019

The Symbiotic Donor Relationship

Long-term relationships with donors cannot be a one-way street. Each party must feel like they are benefiting if it is to be successful. For over 50 years, Husson University and Bangor Savings Bank have been assisting in each other’s growth and the economic growth of their community.

Aug 5, 2019

Performance Culture is Profitable for Nonprofits

There’s not much romance in a profit-and-loss statement, but there is deep satisfaction when a nonprofit’s worthy mission is spelled out in clear and measurable metrics.

Aug 5, 2019

Providing Financial Literacy Education

Common Wealth Charlotte believes that establishing pathways to financial stability and empowerment is critical to our community’s efforts to address its economic mobility challenges. 

Jul 29, 2019

5 Questions to Answer Before You Call a Consultant

Before you pick up the phone – or send off that email – Nonprofit.ist's Heather Yandow shares five questions to ask yourself in order to make sure you are prepared to have a fruitful conversation with a potential consultant.