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Nonprofit impact (and needs) are significant right now and most are working diligently to convey that to their supporters. But how to do this effectively while being sensitive to the times is the crucial question. In this second piece of a two-part post, we share what kind of language is working in nonprofit appeals. If…Details
We often hear how unprecedented the need for the nonprofit community is, but it is clear that this sentiment rings particularly true as nonprofits weather another month of increased service needs, decrease and redirection of grant funding, and an overall economic downturn that is leaving fewer resources – volunteer, general operating funders, staff, and others…Details
Get your financial house in order. Year to date budgets need to be up to date, program and operating expenses need to be fully captured, and cash flow needs to be accurately described. Set aside the time for your staff to prepare. Create a dashboard or operational snapshot. After all of your accounts are reconciled,…Details
For many years, funders have been calling for nonprofits to merge. There is simply a lot of redundancy in nonprofit operations, ego in the creation and continued existence of some nonprofits, and the possibility to streamline back office operations for more efficient use of the donor dollar. Right now, there is increased competition for funder…Details
After speaking with our clients and colleagues in the field, we wanted to share some of the tactics nonprofits are adapting their fall and end of year development operations. For most nonprofits, a significant portion, as high as three quarters, of the fundraising dollars is received during the last quarter of the year. Many nonprofits…Details
2020 has been a difficult year for many and given the number of ways our identities and long-held beliefs are challenged, reconsidered, and questioned, it is critical that we also show ourselves some kindness. Here are a few of our favorite self-care purchases that have lifted our spirits, reminded us that someone cares, and support…Details
The social sector is known to have a halo of ‘good’ around it – making the idea that a nonprofit may be perpetuating white supremacy or racism itself seemingly difficult to believe at first glance to some. But many nonprofits were created and operate within the confines of white supremacist society and thus their continued…Details
We would like to think corporate America, particularly beloved companies, understand us as their customer/consumer and what and how we identify. When companies fall short of that expectation, particularly around social issues, reactions range from passive disappointment to much stronger calls to boycott affiliations in today’s modern cancel culture. Many also hold businesses to a…Details