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.
Harnessing the Power of Muslim Philanthropy
Charitable giving is an integrated part of the Islamic faith but the American Muslim Fund is the only community foundation focused on increasing the philanthropic impact of this community. Muhi Khwaja, co-founder of AMF, describes how donor advised funds and other giving vehicles can help amplify Muslim charity.
How to Get Your Board Members to Speak Up in Meetings
Having great board members only goes so far if not everyone speaks up during meetings. Boardable's Kim Donahue shares some tips on how to create board room environment where everyone has a voice.
How to Resolve Your Nonprofit’s Next Wicked Problem
What can nonprofits learn from makers and user-centered design? Dr. Pam Davis, founder of Wellbotics, shows how using analytical strategies pulled from the design sector can help nonprofits follow a clear process towards tackling complex and nuanced issues in any field.
3 Reasons Why Spend Visibility is Vital for Nonprofit Businesses
All nonprofits work with a limited budget. Fraxion CEO, Stanton Jandrell explains how using tools that make that budget clear and transparent helps nonprofits make the most of their limited resources and maximize their impact.
Capacity Building (Part 3): Three Important Ways to Ensure Fundraising Is Tied to Programming
The third in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in building capacity, Peter Gamache, PhD and Jackie Griffin discuss ways to make sure the fundraising and programming sides of your organization are integrated and tuned into each other.
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.
Transitions of Trailblazers (Part 3): Looking Back to Move Forward
The third in a multi-part series on the issues nonprofits face in transitioning leadership, Barbara Rady Kazan and Lynn S. Price discuss the emotions of leadership transitions and passing the torch.
The Social Impact of Public Space: A Case for Measurement
Designed, operated and managed right—with investments that drive to beneficial outcomes for people—Reimagining the Civic Commons shows that our parks, libraries, trails and community centers can reflect the highest aspirations for our communities and democracy.
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.