Amanda J. Stewart

Nov 18, 2019

Affecting Systemic Change as a Nonprofit Organization: A Support, Not a Savior

In order to create systemic change nonprofits must work not only with each other, but also leverage the power of the communities they set out to serve.

Nov 18, 2019

How Mission Can Drive a Leader in the Day to Day

Simply put the mission is everything for the nonprofit leader. Whether a small nonprofit just starting out, or a large nonprofit looking to realign, the mission will guide the day to day and the future.

Nov 4, 2019

Bringing your Board on board in Systems Leadership

Systems leadership is complex and challenging, but when done right, can broaden the reach and scope of your nonprofit’s impact.

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.

Feb 25, 2019

Win Big With Big Data: A Nonprofit’s Guide to Data Analytics

Whether your nonprofit feeds the hungry or provides shelter for the homeless, you have the ability (and obligation) to make data-backed, objective decisions regarding service delivery and internal processes - your clients depend on it.

Feb 11, 2019

Making Media Attention Work for Your Nonprofit

Media coverage brings an array of attention to the work and mission of a nonprofit. Preparation is key, and coordination is encouraged for agency synchronicity.

Jan 28, 2019

Bitcoin: Fundraising for the Future

As the use of Bitcoin and cryptocurrency in general continues to grow, it’s critical that organizations understand best practices of accepting donations in virtual currency.

Jan 14, 2019

Moving Beyond Startup

The Lone Survivor Foundation offers a clear example of a nonprofit that has moved beyond its preliminary success. Several key strategies can be taken from the foundation’s success, such as name recognition and branding, collaboration with like-minded organizations, and portfolio diversification can help nonprofits attain long-term sustainability.

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 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.