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Keeping Nonprofit Volunteers Engaged During COVID-19

Keeping Nonprofit Volunteers Engaged During COVID-19

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the social sector – this is why we celebrate them this time every year. This week is National Volunteer Week and when issuing the national proclamation, the president said, “We have never needed the volunteerism of America more than we...

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Fast Facts on Federal COVID-19 Stimulus for Nonprofits

Fast Facts on Federal COVID-19 Stimulus for Nonprofits

I recently asked my Facebook friends to share “the phrase you never want to hear again.” The top four winners: unprecedented, flatten the curve, COVID-19 and social distancing. While we are living through challenging times, I am a firm believer that we can get through...

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Learning in the Age of the Coronavirus

Learning in the Age of the Coronavirus

We have two types of clients right now. Frontline superheroes who are barely making it – those in healthcare and those who are ensuring that basic needs are met. I check on them daily and pray for them nightly.But, many of our clients are quarantined and are settling...

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Q&A on COVID-19

Q&A on COVID-19

I got the news late last week that my social entrepreneurship class was postponed due to COVID-19, so I decided to share my lesson in today’s special blog, which includes many questions I have been receiving from clients.Whether you are a young entrepreneur just...

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How to Land the Big Fish: Try a Nonprofit Prospectus

How to Land the Big Fish: Try a Nonprofit Prospectus

We got a great email from a reader that I thought I’d share. “Dear Suzanne, we are working with a ‘big-fish’ entrepreneur and instead of a grant, she is asking us for a prospectus. We have researched this term and don’t see how to apply it to our nonprofit. Can you...

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