Identifying and Overcoming Common Nonprofit Challenges
The BDO Institute for Nonprofit Excellence’s 2018 benchmarking survey, Nonprofit Standards, shows upper-midrange nonprofits face greater challenges than peers. Laurie De Armond and Adam Cole share key findings from the report.
Too much of a good thing? Don’t get lost in the hype of new fundraising tech.
Regardless of tomorrow’s ‘next big thing’ in fundraising, one principle is sure to remain constant: An intentional, mission-driven fundraising campaign that meets donors on their turf—whether that’s in a ballroom or on their cell phones—never goes out of style.
Survival Tips for the New Era of Fundraising
If the bulk of your fundraising budget is still directed toward age-old direct mailing campaigns, BDO's Andrea Wilson offers some emerging trends to consider exploring.
Seven Steps to Carpe Diem on #GivingTuesday
With #GivingTuesday just around the corner, savvy nonprofits are already laying the groundwork for their campaigns to maximum success. BDO's Laurie De Armond offers 7 steps to make the most of #GivingTuesday.
Dissecting BDO’s New Benchmarking Survey: Why You Should Assess Yourself
Benchmarking allows you to see what’s working for other organizations—and where nonprofits are risking falling short. BDO's Laurie De Armond and Adam Cole share findings from BDO's first nonprofit benchmarking survey, Nonprofit Standards.
5 Steps to Build Your Organization’s Civic Reach
To ease the transition and begin factoring civic reach into long-term planning, BDO's Lewis Sharpstone offers five steps organizations can use to understand their current civic reach and systematically build it for the future.
Building a Resilient Organization – a Toolkit for Nonprofit Boards to Manage Transformational Change
While transformational events can arise from a wide breadth of causes and events, they all pose unique challenges to nonprofit organizations and require careful consideration of the risks in play and the right path forward.
IRS Issues 2017 Work Plan for Tax Exempt Organizations
Nonprofit organizations and their finances are currently under heightened scrutiny, with controversies garnering attention from the media and donors alike. Proactively addressing potential compliance issues now, before the IRS identifies them, can minimize complications, costs and reputational risks in the long run.
10 Steps Nonprofits Should Take to Protect Their Data
Nonprofits are not immune to cybersecurity attacks. Organizations should proactively review and implement comprehensive cybersecurity programs today to avoid worries in the future.
How to Find, Keep and Engage the Right Mix of Board Members
A crucial challenge for both new and long-standing nonprofit organizations is how to find and keep the right leadership group in place. Board members can make or break a nonprofit’s long-term sustainability, depending on their collective abilities, decisions and group dynamic.