Resources

Oct 7, 2019

How to Re-Engage Inactive Donors For Sustainable Giving

"More than 75% of donors will give to a single nonprofit only once." So how do we foster a loyal donor community? Noah Barnett from Virtuous guides you in how to re-connect with one-time donors to create a positive and sustainable relationship.

Oct 7, 2019

Empowering Diversity at Nonprofits

Diversity leads to better thinking, informed decisions, innovative ideas and high performing organizations, so this revelation begs the questions: how and why should organizations bridge the gap between the disparities of leadership and staff diversity? Mari-Anne Kehler of Green Hasson Janks provides actionable tips on how to incorporate diversity into your nonprofit.

Sep 30, 2019

The Rise of Giving: American Philanthropy in WWI

World War I was an important turning point in the history of American philanthropy. The efforts of Americans across the economic spectrum greatly expanded during and after the war and helped guide their response to World War II and beyond, leaving a distinctive mark on twentieth century humanitarian efforts.

Sep 23, 2019

What to Expect During a Nonprofit Audit Process

Audits can be nerve-wracking and confusing for nonprofits, but they're also essential for transparency and accountability. Julleen Snyder from Jacobson Jarvis breaks it down for you, demystifying the process and giving you tips for smooth-sailing.

Sep 23, 2019

Capacity Building (Part 4): How to Develop a Viable Succession Plan for Your Organization

Change is part of nonprofit life and it's important to be prepared for it. In the fourth installment of their series on Capacity Building, Peter Gamache, Ph.D. and Jackie Griffin of Turnaround Life, Inc. talk about tips for a smooth transition.

Sep 23, 2019

Transitions of Trailblazers (Part 4): Setting the Stage for Sustained Social Change

In the fourth and last installment of the series, Barbara Kazdan and Lynn Price enlisted a small cohort of Ashoka Fellows to examine their leadership transitions and share their learnings as a resource for the field. They aimed to inform the field by collecting and probing the insights and experiences – personal and professional - of path-setting nonprofit founders.

Sep 9, 2019

Beyond RFM: The Key Insights Every Nonprofit Should Know

Nonprofits are perennially concerned with bringing in new donors and retaining relationships with old ones, but many still follow the old RFM model: Recency, Frequency, and Monetary Value. This model was developed when important relational data wasn't available, but times have changed. Read more from Noah Barnett of Virtuous about why nonprofits should round out the RFM model by leaning into modern strategies.

Sep 9, 2019

Five Digital Marketing Strategies for Nonprofits

Digital marketing is essential for today's nonprofits but without the budget for a marketing expert, organizations can feel at a loss with the new technology. Matt Reid, the Chief Marketing Officer for EZ Texting, provides five strategies for your nonprofit's digital marketing presence.

Sep 9, 2019

Nonprofit Board Best Practices and the Fiduciary Responsibility

A key ingredient for a nonprofit to be successful is solid board governance. UMB Bank's Susan Teson provides best practices for a successful board and how the board can fulfill its necessary fiduciary duties.

Aug 26, 2019

Rebuilding Civic Confidence in These Hard Times

After empty words and broken promises, many communities feel frustrated and distrustful. How do we rebuild civic trust and confidence head down a path of communication and healing? Read Rich Harwood's advice.