Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

We’ve come across what we believe is an innovative tool for nonprofit boards to gain a better understanding of their fundraising and financial picture, and engage in holistic planning conversations around fundraising. BoardSource, along with the […]

Changing the Conversation about Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness

Last week, BoardSource, together with our colleagues at GuideStar, BBB Wise Giving Alliance, and the Association of Fundraising Professionals released a new recommended framework for measuring fundraising effectiveness. For funders concerned about effective philanthropy and […]

A Tool for Measuring Fundraising Efficiency

How can you tell if your fundraising is efficient? For many nonprofits, it’s a surprisingly difficult question to answer. A new tool created by BoardSource, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, GuideStar, and the BBB Wise […]

Calculating Costs Is Just The Start

As watchdog groups, government agencies and donors take closer and closer looks at organizational expenses and the portion of contributions going toward missions, fundraising efficiency has become as important as ever. Simple means of measuring […]

Podcast: Putting Data About Nonprofits to Work for Good

There’s an “elephant in the philanthropic room,” says Jacob Harold, president of GuideStar, “which is simply that some nonprofits are better than others. Some are able to squeeze more good out of the dollars that […]

What Are Nonprofit Boards Concerned About in 2016?

On February 4th, 2016, NPQ asked our readers to participate in a small “pulse” survey to surface some areas where BoardSource should ask questions in Leading with Intent, its big biennial survey. That is, we […]

Shutting Down the Party

When Karen Dunn was hired nearly four years ago as development director at a Tennessee nonprofit that provides services for people with disabilities, she inherited six special events that dominated the working hours of her […]

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