Nonprofit Crisis: Time to Look in the Mirror

For a nonprofit approaching a crisis, it is important to assess your situation and have a disaster planning conversation.

The Nonprofit and Philanthropic Obligation: Giving Voice

The Nonprofit and Philanthropic Obligation: Giving Voice

I believe that our country is resilient and strong as we build upon our common experience. We are strong when we seek to intentionally connect not only with those like us but those different than us. We succeed as we create a strong social fabric and weaving that fabric is the unique role of nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. In the days to come, may we strengthen our resolve to live up to our obligation.?

The Reality is that Nonprofit Leaders are Entrepreneurs

The Reality is that Nonprofit Leaders are Entrepreneurs

We create a level playing field by deconstructing the myth the nonprofit leaders are not entrepreneurial. Instead of an adversarial approach where the business leader (or consultant) is chiding the nonprofit leader to be more “businesslike” the nonprofit leader’s business skills, and thinking are recognized and a meaningful partnership for leading and growing the organization can be formed.

Symptoms of a Vanity Nonprofit

Symptoms of a Vanity Nonprofit

These four characteristics of a vanity nonprofit conspire to create a nonprofit that, at its best, produces a mediocre social return related to the time, money and human capital investments in the agency….

The Critical Need for Program Accountability & Evaluation

The Critical Need for Program Accountability & Evaluation

Program accountability and evaluation demonstrates a nonprofit’s commitment to excellence. As nonprofit agencies continue to look for ways to innovate in a resource-constrained environment, building and implementing strong strategic plans, resource plans, and evaluation plans will position agencies well to effectively meet compelling community needs.