Relational Fundraising

Relational Fundraising

As the pandemic marches forward, we can find silver linings for the nonprofit sector, especially for those organizations already investing time in cultivating relationships. Slow and steady wins the race, as board members, staff, and volunteers engage in authentic...
Pandemic Paradigm Strategic Planning

Pandemic Paradigm Strategic Planning

While the country has pressed pause on so many things, perhaps this is actually a great time to rethink strategic planning. Some reasons: Pre-pandemic life was moving at such an accelerated pace that a five-year plan seemed ancient by year three; The time investment...
All Board Hands on Deck

All Board Hands on Deck

In times of crisis, human nature is to retreat and reassess, which is exacerbated by a pandemic that restricts physical gatherings. Even when adverse impacts are minimal for a given individual, disruption of routines can cause one to press pause on voluntary...
Capacity Building in a Crisis

Capacity Building in a Crisis

Many solid articles from the past few months address how nonprofits can and should respond in a crisis. As nonprofits scramble to rethink fundraising events, apply for loans, engage board and major stakeholders through online meetings and phone calls, handle direct...
Preparation-Trust Connection

Preparation-Trust Connection

You must maintain the trust of your donors, which takes devoted time and attention. Nonprofits doing great work can be understandably laser-focused on meeting current needs for mission accomplishment as well as anticipating future needs. Decisions and pivots made in...