What Makes a Good Board Member

Board membership is an experience that is impactful for both the individual member and the organization they’re serving. Nonprofits gain a knowledgeable, skilled and connected community member, and the board […]

Preparing for Transitions in Leadership

If you ask me, there aren’t many universal truths in the world. One of the few is that change is inevitable, especially in the nonprofit sector. The older a nonprofit, […]

Revolutionizing Nonprofit Operations: 4 Tips


Revolutionizing Nonprofit Operations: 4 Tips to Modernize Outdated Systems “A bad system will beat a good person every time.”– W. Edwards Deming I was talking with a friend a while […]

Is Diversified Funding REALLY That Important?


In February, I talked about the importance of prioritizing diversified funding. After Amazon announced its Amazon Smiles program would be closing, several of my clients and colleagues discussed what this […]

Prioritizing Diversified Funding Sources

Funding Strategy

Amazon’s announcement last month that it would be ending its Amazon Smile program brought the topic of diversified funding to the forefront for me. I have had several clients and […]

Give the Heck Yes Test a Try

Yes No

Does goal setting and planning in the new year invigorate or overwhelm you? When I was Development Director, it was a combination of both. I was always excited about a […]