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Beyond ‘X Number Served’

To cure the social sector’s metric monomania, nonprofits must get comfortable with complexity. In this article about measuring nonprofit impact, Mona Mourshed discusses three types of impact - breadth, depth and durability.

Beyond Dashboards: Business Intelligence Tools for Program Analysis and Reporting

Strategic, mission-critical decisions require a clear understanding of program performance, but for most nonprofits, making decisions on facts rather than gut feelings is easier said than done. As a way to better understand program performance and become more responsive to changes, organizations are increasingly turning to dashboards-custom utilities that gather, organize and present information in an accessible way.

Tags - Evaluation
Big Impact in Small Spaces

Is a free eBook from Network for Good that provides nonprofits with information on how to effectively communicate organizational messages in email and social media platforms. The book offers tips for writing better email subject lines, headlines, tweets, and Facebook updates.

Tags - Communications and Networking
Blending Evaluative and Organizational Development

Is an article written by Saphira M. Baker and Anita McGinty for Stanford Social Innovation Review. The article discusses how collaboration between nonprofit evaluators and organizational consultants can increase efficiency and lead to deeper results.

Tags - Evaluation
Blockbuster Controls: It's All About the Donor

In this article, Patrick Sullivan discusses ways nonprofits can approach individual donors for funding support.

Tags - Fundraising
BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Report 2022

BNY Mellon Wealth Management's 2022 Charitable Gift Report assesses the philanthropic landscape, levels of giving over the past five years and donor behavior to provide insights, context, and benchmarks. This report provides analytics and observations on the charitable gift annuity (CGA) and charitable remainder trust (CRT) activity during the calendar year 2021 for 101 nonprofit organizations and the BNY Mellon Charitable Gift Fund. This includes stats related to life income or planned gifts. O

Tags - Philanthropy
Board Essentials: What Should All Board Members Know?

Is a question and answer presentation that covers this topic. Included in the questions are: what should someone know before joining the board, how to keep board members informed, what are the individual responsibilities of board members and how to safeguard against conflict of interest?

Tags - Board Development
Board Support Position: Sample Job Description

Features Meg Evans' job description of her position as Coordinator of Board Relations at the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation in Portland Oregon. It provides valuable information about what the position entails, qualifications for it, contacts that are necessary, etc.

Tags - Human Resources
Boards and Leadership Hires: How to Get It Right

How a board handles a leadership transition can have powerful and long-lasting effects. In this article, Deborah Linnell discusses how a board's handling of this pivotal moment can result in long-lasting problems and what a board can do to get it right.

Tags - Board Development
Boards Cannot Be Sacred, Staff Cannot be Saints, and Founders Should Never Be Martyrs

In this essay, Paul Hogan states his belief that nonprofit workers can be prone to a variety of feelings connected with the sacrifices that people in the sector make, and examines how nonprofit organizations can balance these feelings with being open to learning.

Tags - Board Development
Bridging the Gap: Eight Ways to Integrate Team Members of All Generations

Bridging The Gap: Eight Ways to Integrate Team Members of All Generations is an article written by an expert panel for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, the experts of Forbes Nonprofit Council share their thoughts on how to integrate younger and older workers for the best outcome.

Tags - Human Resources
Bridging the Generation Gap: Why Your Organization Should have an Associate Board (and How to Start One)

Nonprofits are missing an opportunity to engage with the next generation of donors. The author argues that while Gen Z make up over half the U.S. population, they account for only 16% of total charitable giving. The upcoming generation is largely an untapped group of donors and volunteers. Associate Boards are an innovative approach to attracting young professionals to your nonprofit. This article presents four steps to getting started.

Tags - Board Development
Build Capacity to Measure and Manage Performance

It's good to do measurement to inform external audiences, but nonprofits that want to have more impact in the world also need the capacity to use measurement to improve their performance.

Tags - Capacity Building
Building a Trust-Based Philanthropy to Shift Power Back to Communities

To realize the deep systemic change that America is demanding, philanthropy must reorganize to build and demonstrate a trust-based culture, invest in community leadership capacity-building, and open up decision-making and information-sharing structures.


Tags - Philanthropy
Building an Effective Audit Committee for Your Nonprofit

Is an article written by Patricia E. Farrell for The Legal Intelligencer. The article discusses the benefits of an audit committee and explores how to appoint, integrate and monitor a well-rounded one

Tags - Leadership