Be More Than What People Think You Are

Your mission statement or the sign on your building tells people what to think your nonprofit does or is. Your clients need more than that. […]

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Drive Social Change

Social change is messy, time consuming, and difficult. It is also fulfilling, meaningful, challenging, and emotionally rewarding. […]

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What Success Requires

If a nonprofit is going to be sustainable, it must be unique, provide real value, and be economically sound. […]

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Carts and Horse

Keeping the carts and horses in the right order is critical to having a sustainable nonprofit. […]

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Four Points to Ponder

When your nonprofit promises what others value and keeps it promises, the number of clients served increases, client retention increases, and donor generosity and loyalty increases. […]

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Hang onto Alumni to Fill Your Capacity and Enhance Your Success

Alumni can be great sources of funds, referrals, volunteers, and advocates. However, many small nonprofits have a hard time engaging and keeping track of alumni. It taxes a small nonprofits skills, time, and money.

It is often between 5 and 15 years after program completion before an alumnus achieves sufficient success to make it possible […]

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Collaborations Are Important

In theory, collaboration is a great idea. How do you increase the effectiveness of your collaborations? […]

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Challenge the Norm

Challenging the norm is the best way to keep a nonprofit relevant. There are many norms. Which norm should you challenge? […]

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