Resources

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.

Aug 26, 2019

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.

Aug 26, 2019

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.

Aug 12, 2019

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.

Aug 12, 2019

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.