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,...
No More Running for the Hills: Fundraising Ideas for Board Members

No More Running for the Hills: Fundraising Ideas for Board Members

Have you ever noticed those board members that start to sweat when the monthly meeting agenda turns to the topic of fundraising? There are many reasons why this subject might make certain board members freeze up, – especially because they know that one day soon, if...
Steps to Cultivating a Highly Successful Major Donor Strategy

Steps to Cultivating a Highly Successful Major Donor Strategy

Engaging major donors – those supporters who provide significantly sized monetary contributions – is increasingly important to many of today’s nonprofits. Yet, engaging major donors can be challenging. First, the process relies on finding – and then cultivating –...
Why I Hate the Idea of Performance Reviews

Why I Hate the Idea of Performance Reviews

Many nonprofit employees say they dread performance reviews. And if you secretly survey them, I bet the vast majority would be happy to get rid of them altogether. In fact, I strongly believe the annual performance review is one of those practices from the business...

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