Feb 27, 2017

A Tale of Two Leaders: The Case for Emotional Intelligence

As donors and foundations strive to put their dollars to work in organizations where they can have the greatest impact, organizations that are conscientiously striving to develop the emotional intelligence of their leaders represent a wise investment.

Feb 27, 2017

Nonprofit Crowdfunding: A Chance to Go Viral

To be an effective crowdfunder, an organization should create a relatable story, make their impact clear, and visualize momentum for donors so that they act beyond their donation and create a viral movement.

Feb 13, 2017

Creating Change – A Brave Path Forward for Nonprofits Part 3

Change is not linear. It takes time, thought, and dedication to the process. A little patience with yourself, your team, and your organization can go a long way in moving forward.

Feb 13, 2017

The Many Applications of Design Thinking

Design thinking is a flexible process with many applications for nonprofit practitioners. Design thinking, or human-centered design, is a creative, iterative approach to problem-solving that places humans at the center of the process.

Jan 30, 2017

Digital Fundraising in a Donor-centric World

There is a gap, and therefore an opportunity for nonprofits to capitalize on the US consumer shift to digital by turning their attention and budgets more squarely to online fundraising — especially digital advertising-driven giving.

Jan 30, 2017

Your Data Has a Culture Problem

The right culture accelerates the right use of data. By identifying your own organizational culture, you can adjust your data strategy to better fit your nonprofit's already-existing habits and behaviors.

Jan 30, 2017

How Nonprofits Can Save on Benefits (and Still Maintain Healthy, Happy  Employees)

Benefits can be a powerful and persuasive tool for employee retention in any industry. A good healthcare benefits package can maintain both the organization’s budget and the happiness and well-being of their dedicated workforce.

Jan 17, 2017

Now Is the Time for Donors to Support Maximum Advocacy: Here’s How

For donor organizations that care deeply about policy issues and want their contributions to make a real difference in legislation and policymaking, there are two main avenues for maximizing their support of advocacy: supporting 501(c)(4) nonprofits and making sure 501(c)(3) grantees take full advantage of their advocacy capacity.

Jan 3, 2017

Creating Change – A Brave Path Forward for Nonprofits Part 2

Creating change in an organization is a lot easier when the whole team is involved and committed to the process. By integrating a transformational framework individuals are empowered and teams come together to embrace change.

Dec 19, 2016

Top Four Metrics Your Nonprofit Should Start Tracking Right Now

Whether your nonprofit is monitoring for fundraising, marketing or operational needs, measuring data helps shine light on the areas your organization can actively work to manage and improve.