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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Using Charity Watchdogs to Your Advantage
An organization’s impact is ultimately measured by its progress towards their mission rather than its financial performance at a specific point in time. The insights shared when filing a well-crafted Form 990 and by providing appropriate additional insight can help reassure a donor that they should stay involved for the long haul.