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.
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.
Getting Beyond the Buzzword of Inclusion: Local and Global Perspectives
These days, people like to talk about "diversity, equity, and inclusion," but what does that really look like when put into practice? Sapphira Goradia of the Goradia Foundation and Courtney Rice from the Robins Foundation show how these buzzwords can be implemented at both local and global levels.
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.