There are a lot of words our nonprofit clients have been using lately to describe their current state of mind in today's political climate: stressed, anxious, concerned, tentative, watchful, uncertain. While we don't claim to have solutions to all the issues floating around, we do have proven methods that have been helping nonprofits deal with challenging, turbulent conditions for more than 35 years. There are strategies that can be relied upon to help protect your organization to improve sustainability and outlook. If you're feeling cornered, a look at our website, outlining the many services that have seen thousands of nonprofits through the most difficult of times, can get you started in the right direction.
Your skills and experience have prepared you to serve as an executive director or board leader. But education and experience don’t necessarily prepare us for the specific demands of nonprofit leadership. How well do you know your own leadership style? Are you democratic, paternalistic, a delegator, an autocrat, a collaborator, a coach or a steward?.
While the world of media has changed drastically in recent years, the fact that all media are swamped with requests for coverage remains constant and those who give the media what they want, when and how they want it, are the ones who will prevail. Working with the media offers tremendous value to organizations in.
Most people are uncomfortable talking about death, making planned giving, or Legacy Giving as it is becoming more popularly known, one of the oft-neglected tools of a development office. As the population ages, there’s no better time to start having discussions about estate gifts. The economy further reinforces this message, demonstrating the importance of deferred.
While WWYD is an acronym that’s made it into our daily language, you’ve probably never thought to apply it to legal issues in your nonprofit – but nonprofits routinely face complicated challenges. This entertaining, interactive workshop will test your knowledge of some of the most important legal and tax issues facing nonprofits today. Laura Solomon,.
This course provides an essential framework for understanding the major human resources responsibilities in nonprofits. Because workplace laws guide and control much of what we do with employees, participants will become familiar with the major workplace laws and the legal principles that govern the employment relationship. You will learn about the importance of good policies.
Bring your cause to life with good story-telling. Discover how to motivate, persuade and make your cause memorable by using stories to bring your organization to life for any audience. While statistics and data are important and meaningful, it is stories that truly convey who we are, who we serve and what results from our.
While special events can be an essential component of your fundraising plan, they also contain many risks and pitfalls that can end up costing your organization far more than they bring in. There’s a reason why most special events happen only once, fail to meet projections, and drain staff resources. This course will teach you.
Every nonprofit needs a good strategic plan to serve as a roadmap for change. This class will teach you how to create a living, constituent-driven strategic plan that is a critical management tool for your board and executive leadership. The class combines lecture, peer exchange and activities in this essential and often daunting subject, to.
Every day, one out of five people visits YouTube and you need to be reaching this vast audience with visually compelling messages. Don’t be intimidated by the idea of video production because we can show you how anyone can create engaging videos that actively tell your nonprofit’s story, while recognizing the limits of the nonprofit.
Nonprofit leaders need to be able to confidently address fundamental questions like: Where are we now? Where are we going? How do we get there? Who is our target audience? Who is our competition? What do we do best? How much money do we need? Business planning is that essential pathway to organizational decision-making. It’s.
While nothing new, diversity is an increasingly hot topic in popular culture and no less an issue in nonprofits. Funders want diversity on the boards of its grantees; nonprofits want their boards to… Read more
Those of us who have long subscribed to best practices in nonprofit governance have reason to be appalled by the National Organization for Nonprofit Organizations and Executives pushing out its own ve… Read more
One of the most frequently asked questions I received during the Great Recession was, “Should we tell staff that ____________?” You may fill in the blank with such things as, “we have spent do… Read more