Accountability matters in fundraising. Don't let personal relationships, loyalty or long term employment cloud your vision when it comes to results. The stakes are too high. If things aren't working, you need to act, and act now.
The fact that private giving enables people in need to achieve successes that would be unimaginable without the work of so many worthy and respected charities across the U.S. is a significant legacy left by the war on poverty.
The photo social networking service gives non-profit organizations a great way to connect with the community they serve as well as to gain new supporters. Here are some tips on how to make your Instagram account stand out.
Relationships on nonprofit boards are more prone to foster distinctly different types of environments because some boards meet only one to four times a year; therefore interpersonal conflicts can more easily arise.
The goal of every nonprofit leader should not be to grow their organization, but rather to go out of business. The leaders of these organizations should be working not just to ameliorate the effects of the social problem they are addressing, but also toward solving that problem once and for all.
Millennials are the most connected generation in history and therefore are in a better position than any other group to promote your organization's work. Embrace change, embrace new technologies, embrace the future of the nonprofit industry.
Yes, crowdfunding and social media have taught nonprofit staffs how to convey great stories to pull donors' heartstrings to open wallets and purses. However, the information age also yields more vigilant contributors who want to be reassured.
Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place. Here are the extraordinary people and ideas changing the world this week.
In the not-for-profit world, there are a bunch of orgs and people who are very popular. Articles and lists tout "the best social innovations of 2013" or the "top social changemakers." But being on a list or knowing lots of powerful people doesn't mean your org has huge impact.
With one or several subgroups operating, more focus can be directed on even the smallest of work areas. This allows the board to concentrate on the bigger issues and determine the best final decisions.
Can you play the piano? Are you a talented artist? Do you know your way around the kitchen? Maybe you have fantastic organizing skills! Volunteer to put your own talents to use by providing a simple public service
The nonprofit tech community seems to range from skeptical to intrigued by the "Donate Now" addition to Facebook, but there is something that nonprofits need even more than a "donate" button on their Facebook page.
If you have a smart organizational strategy you can confidently ask a potential donor to invest in a solid, well-thought out plan for creating change to a problem they care about. And that's much less awkward than asking someone to just give, right?