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What You Should Do Instead of Working on a New Nonprofit Strategic Plan This Year

What You Should Do Instead of Working on a New Nonprofit Strategic Plan This Year

Last Sunday, we sprung forward with Daylight Saving Time. It was a perfect analogy for how many of us are feeling – we have been in a holding pattern for the past year and we are ready to spring forward into 2021. Right now, the No. 1 question I have been hearing is:...

Is Your Nonprofit Sustainable and What Does Nonprofit Sustainability Really Mean?

Is Your Nonprofit Sustainable and What Does Nonprofit Sustainability Really Mean?

“Sustainability” has been a buzzword in the social sector for the past few years, but what does it really mean? Everyone agrees that sustainability is an important factor to evaluate the resiliency of social sector organizations, but few have agreed on a simple path...

The Great Nonprofit RESET: Nonprofit Trends & Actions for 2021

The Great Nonprofit RESET: Nonprofit Trends & Actions for 2021

Pivot. I imagine you’ve heard or used this word to describe your nonprofit’s activities in the past year. With the devastating impact of COVID-19 on our economy and public health, nonprofits have indeed had to shift quickly to answer the call of their communities....

How to Use Theory of Change to Map Your Nonprofit’s North Star

How to Use Theory of Change to Map Your Nonprofit’s North Star

Finding your direction in the social sector can be daunting. With limited resources and so many competing interests vying for our time and attention, it would be helpful if we had a compass to guide us toward our “north star” of social change – whether it...

5 Ways to Show Your Love to Nonprofit Donors & Volunteers

5 Ways to Show Your Love to Nonprofit Donors & Volunteers

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. While it is commonplace to celebrate your loved ones on this day, more social sector organization are using this day to celebrate supporters and employees. For some inspiration, my friends and fellow consultants, Tawnia Wise...

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