Know Your Value

The needs your nonprofit satisfies determines your nonprofit’s value to its stakeholders. […]

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Blinding Passion

Passion guides many of the decisions made by nonprofit leaders. However, sometimes that passion can be blinding. […]

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Managing Uncertainty

One thing is for certain, there is a lot of uncertainty in the nonprofit sector. How do you make sense of it? […]

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The Case Against Big Data

Big data is fashionable and nonprofits are being urged to use it. Mission Enablers is among those who advocate for its use but we also urge caution. […]

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Solving the Difficult Problem

Mission Enablers exists to help nonprofits solve the persistent problems that threaten their survival. One common persistent problem we help nonprofits overcome is declining or static client service levels especially when they are below the level necessary for mission sustainability. We find that precedent and experience predispose nonprofits to misunderstand the problem: […]

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Two Types of Crises

A crisis can arise from either internal turmoil or external changes. How your nonprofit responds to the turmoil or changes determines whether the crisis is avoidable. […]

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Government Support Is Declining

It is obvious that government support of charitable activities is declining. How do you respond to the decline? […]

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Government Grants; Good but Risky

On the surface, government grants appear helpful and even necessary. Look carefully and you will see the risks associate with them. […]

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Funding the Budget

For many nonprofits, the fiscal year is the same as the calendar year. That means budgeting will start soon. It also means that creating the funding plan for next year should start now. […]

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How, What, but Why Is First

The loyal and most generous donors are those who are emotionally engaged. Does every communication they receive from you build their emotional ties to the mission and the clients? […]

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