Resources

Dec 17, 2018

Social Mobility in Rural America

While much of that research has focused on analyzing social mobility in urban contexts - or on documenting the challenges confronting the nation’s rural communities - The Bridgespan and National 4-H Council went into rural communities where upward mobility is thriving, to get a ground-level view of what that looks like.

Dec 17, 2018

Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts: Advantages, Challenges and Best Practices

For many donors, the flexibility of a charitable gift annuity or a charitable remainder trust will fulfill not only their personal financial planning goals, but their charitable intent in supporting a nonprofit for its continued success.

Dec 17, 2018

Board Governance

Nonprofit boards are being challenged in new ways, and board governance is more important today than ever. Avoiding complacency, focusing on mission and striving for innovation are key strategies for successful boards. Addressing the key areas highlighted above can put your board on the path to success.

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.

Nov 5, 2018

Meet. Share. Do.

A civic engagement initiative, born in Chicago, sparks a national movement.

Nov 5, 2018

An “Equi-center” of Alliances

While collaborations may have a funding benefit, nonprofits should consider an informal alliance as a way to help improve the stability of their organizations. Sharing best practices, new ideas and even struggles experienced by an organization can give others new insights on ways to secure funding, enhance their programs, and use their resources more effectively.