The Value of Fundraising with a Social Entrepreneurship Mindset

The Value of Fundraising with a Social Entrepreneurship Mindset

In 2005, PBS ran a documentary series called “The New Heroes.” Narrated by Robert Redford, it explored the approach, mindset and impact of 12 social entrepreneurs doing good in the world.  (You can watch full episodes on YouTube courtesy of the Skoll...
How to Change Organization Culture – Without Resistance or Chaos

How to Change Organization Culture – Without Resistance or Chaos

For most nonprofits, organizational culture is an incredible source of strength and staying power. According to a Bridgespan study of 130 nonprofit management teams, “culture” rated as one of the top two organizational assets across the board. However, all too often,...
Spice Up Your Blog This Season With These Content Ideas

Spice Up Your Blog This Season With These Content Ideas

It seems like you can’t throw a stone without hitting a “share your story” blog tip online these days. Yet, there’s a reason for this recurring theme: it actually works. In fact, recounting your nonprofit’s roots, as well as how far you’ve come, is a powerful way to...
Performance Metrics = More Contributions

Performance Metrics = More Contributions

As many nonprofit execs probably agree, measuring your organization’s Return on Investment (ROI) is an important endeavor, but one that comes with more inherent challenges when compared to those in the for-profit world. While nonprofits are typically proficient at...
Crisis Communications: Be Aware, Be Prepared, Be Proactive

Crisis Communications: Be Aware, Be Prepared, Be Proactive

It’s not a matter of if, but when. As nonprofit professionals committed to doing “good,” we’d all like to think we’re immune to a public relations crisis. However, just like corporations, nonprofits are susceptible to catastrophes beyond our control, whether they are...

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