Fundraising

Board Members Are Below Average Fundraisers

Nonprofit board members get their highest grades when it comes to understanding mission and financial oversight. They become under-performing students when it comes to community building and outreach, monitoring legislation and regulatory issues, increasing board […]

Check Your Budget Blind Spots

If you only look directly ahead while planning next year’s expenses and revenue, you’ll miss what’s running alongside you or gaining from behind. And staffers sometimes ignore red flags. Being candid about the numbers and […]

8 Mistakes That Even Good Boards Make

The role of a board of directors is not an easy one. Strong governance and board leadership re­quire dedication and intentionality from each and every board member, as well as from the executive. It’s a […]

How Funders Can Help Overcome the Overhead Myth

Among the many myths that pervade the nonprofit sector, the Overhead Myth is perhaps the most destructive. It is the erroneous idea that nonprofits must keep their fundraising and administrative costs cripplingly low, which leads […]

10 Great Social Innovation Reads: January 2017

In January it seemed as though we moved into social change hyper drive. With the inauguration of a new president, a litany of controversial executive orders, numerous efforts to block or minimize them, and advice for […]

ACLU donations show power of online giving

It’s been quite a week in the fundraising world. In case you missed it, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) raised an unprecedented $24 million in online gifts in one weekend. Regardless of where you […]

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