A Budget Is a Plan Converted to Numbers, or Is It?

Your nonprofit’s budget has the potential to lift your nonprofit to new heights by increasing your reputation and sustainability, clients’ successes, and mission effectiveness. It also has the potential to lower your nonprofit’s sustainability and reputation as well as undermine the perception of your mission’s relevance. It all depends on how your budget is developed. […]

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Explaining the Costs

When a donor wants to know about your nonprofit’s costs, you can assume two things. One is that they are reluctant to trust your stewardship of their money. It may be prudence because of a bad experience in the past or something else. In any case, they are subtly asking that your fundraising team spend […]

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Executing the Long View

When a nonprofit executive has the right incentives, it is much easier to create a successful plan. […]

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Fortifying Your Support

Your nonprofit’s donors would be much more generous if only they knew more about your mission. […]

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Inspire and Motivate

Use your nonprofit board’s decisions to inspire and motivate your staff. xxx […]

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Measuring the Right Things

Encourage your board to set goals that will create strategic, competitive, and long-term success. […]

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The Staff’s View of a Great Board

Your nonprofit’s board can inspire your staff to greatness. […]

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Effective Boards Have Good Information

The long-term health of your nonprofit depends on measuring the right things today. […]

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Effective Philanthropy

When donors have the right information, they are generous and loyal. It is the board’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate information is available. […]

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A Fundraising Problem

Someone leading the fundraising department or being the chief fundraiser is an important part of a nonprofit’s sustainable funding stream because it is unrealistic to expect the executive to effectively do to jobs. […]

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