Sandra Cyr

Jan 14, 2019

Moving Beyond Startup

The Lone Survivor Foundation offers a clear example of a nonprofit that has moved beyond its preliminary success. Several key strategies can be taken from the foundation’s success, such as name recognition and branding, collaboration with like-minded organizations, and portfolio diversification can help nonprofits attain long-term sustainability.

Jan 7, 2019

Collaborative Philanthropy Magnifies the Impact of Marine Giving

The Tiffany & Co. Foundation and The Moore Charitable Foundation work together worldwide to support the establishment of marine protected areas through an international funders’ collaborative called Oceans 5.

Jan 7, 2019

Beginning Our Labors Anew

The need for philanthropy doesn’t decrease over time. As philanthropy helps you achieve the dreams you had, it also opens the door for the next iteration of those dreams, the next generation of those dreams consistent with your community’s mission and philosophy.

Jan 7, 2019

Putting Trust in Philanthropy

Craig Newmark views his philanthropy as a work in progress. He admits that there are limitations to his knowledge and skills, and he trusts that the organizations he supports will be a lot smarter than he could be in determining how to use his funding.

Jan 7, 2019

Staying Relevant for 21st Century Audience

Maintaining an active online presence has helped DES Action to stay connected to existing members and attract new ones including the 3rd generation of exposed individuals.

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 3, 2018

Organizational Assessments: A Solution to the Questions That Keep Some Nonprofit Leaders Awake At Night

A well-executed Organizational Assessment can be the one thing to help nonprofit leaders meet organizational challenges head-on and, perhaps, get a good night’s sleep.

Nov 19, 2018

Preventing Fraud in Nonprofits: It’s Easier than it Sounds

Internal controls go a long way in a nonprofit achieving its mission, and a strong set of internal controls will help the nonprofit maintain success in the long run.

Nov 19, 2018

Leveraging Social Tools: 5 Steps to Elevate Your Nonprofit’s Social Presence

Emma Rolader and Marshéle Carter share how to create a communication strategy that will guide your social content and interactions in a way that increases awareness and profits.