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.
Experienced a Dip in Last Year’s Giving? How Nonprofits Can Mitigate the Impact of Tax Reform
How greatly tax reform will impact charitable giving remains to be seen. Nevertheless, while some changes have led certain organizations to reap lower-than-normal annual giving amounts in 2018, the upside is that it has also prompted many others to turn a new eye toward their operations, financial management, and tax planning strategies.
Funding Innovation in the Nonprofit Sector
What can nonprofits do to bridge their resource gap and allocate, or secure, the funds to innovate? BDO's Andrea Wilson offers four avenues toward innovation.
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.