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Eight Common Nonprofit Fundraising Mistakes to Avoid

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, eight nonprofit leaders share their own fundraising mistakes and offer advice to nonprofits for how to best avoid making the same ones.

Tags - Fundraising
Eight Important Elements Every Nonprofit Mission Statement Needs

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. For those that are unsure of which direction to take with a mission statement, this guiding purpose can provide a clear way forward and ensure that all decisions serve a greater goal.

Tags - Leadership
Eight Key Actions Nonprofits Should Take When Pursuing Sponsors

This is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, eight nonprofit leaders share what they see as necessary actions for nonprofits seeking corporate funding, and explain why those operations are essential to success.

Tags - Fundraising
Eight Nonprofit Professionals Offer Their Best Fundraising Advice

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, eight nonprofit leaders share their best advice for building and maintaining relationships during a fundraising campaign.

Tags - Fundraising
Eight Steps to Perfecting Your Nonprofit's Pitch in Person

Is an article written by Dr. Gloria Horsley for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, Horsley provides a number of tips to help nonprofit leaders put together a one-shot delivery that will make its mark on a recipient.

Tags - Communications and Networking
Eight Ways to Get Valuable and Honest Advice from Your Board

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, eight nonprofit leaders share their best tips for building good board relationships and encouraging honest input from them.

Tags - Board Development
Elements of a Volunteer Position Description

Getting a job done right means getting the right person to perform the task. In volunteer management it is important to explicitly discuss the parameters of a position because of the overwhelming number of people who might apply. This publication describes what should be included in a volunteer position description.

Tags - Management
Embracing Radical Imagination

Is an article written by Maro Guevara for CompassPoint. The article discusses the importance of imagination as a catalyst for social movements and change within an organization.

Tags - Leadership
Emerge Ready: Fundraising During & After COVID-19

As nonprofits begin to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, many priorities and concerns have shifted. In May, we sent a brief questionnaire to our database of thousands of nonprofits. The response was telling, and a clear picture of the challenges ahead surfaced from the organizations surveyed. This white paper details the survey results and what they mean for the future of nonprofits nationwide.

Tags - Fundraising
Endorsing Candidates. Illegal. How to Do It.

Is an article written by Jan Masaoka which starts with the assumption that "the most effective way to bring about social change is to elect the right people." Yet nonprofit 501c3 organizations are prohibited from supporting or opposing candidates running for office. Some long-time nonprofit practices can successfully address this restriction, but are seldom discussed in public. The article discusses these practices -- and the reasons for them.

Tags - Advocacy
Energizing Your Board for Campaign Success

An article written for The NonProfit Times, shares advice and offers suggestions for keeping board members both energized and engaged.

Tags - Board Development
Engaged Boards Can Slow Fundraiser Turnover

In this article written for the NonProfit Times, the focus is on turnover among fundraising professionals. This isn’t a new problem, but a recent survey suggests that major gift officers are even more prone to consistent turnover. However, having nonprofit CEOs and board members engaged in fundraising can deter turnover. The findings come from “A National Study of Staffing Challenges in Nonprofit Fundraising,” DickersonBakker, a Raleigh, NC-based consultancy.

Tags - Board Development
Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Is an article written by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker for Stanford Social Innovation Review. In the article, Meehan and Jonker discuss the strategic principle of "core competencies" and describe how it can be applied to the values of nonprofit organizations.

Tags - Leadership
Ensuring Sustainability in Times of Flux

An article written by Connor Thompson for The Nonprofit Partnership, describes the most effective ways to be responsive to an ever changing landscape, most especially in regard to resources, financial and otherwise.

Tags - Finances and Sustainability
Essential Leadership Traits You Need in Today's Nonprofit Environment

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, seven nonprofit leaders share their thoughts on the essential traits every modern leader should cultivate and exhibit to succeed.

Tags - Leadership