5 Ways to Thrive in the Trust Crisis

5 Ways to Thrive in the Trust Crisis

People don’t trust media, government or nonprofits. In this low-trust environment, how can we be successful at fundraising? Here’s 5 ways your organization can thrive during the trust crisis: 1. Stop being clever, amplify the authentic  The voice of your organization...
Data Only Helps if You Listen to It

Data Only Helps if You Listen to It

Data and analytics can play a big role in improving nonprofit strategy. It usually doesn’t though, and that’s because most nonprofits are using their data wrong. It’s time we had a little talk about strategic objects. Think about the last strategy meeting you were a...
How to Lead High-Performing Nonprofit Executive Teams

How to Lead High-Performing Nonprofit Executive Teams

Effective executive teams are critical for many organizations to both maximize and sustain an organization’s impact. Yet shaping this team to be high performing isn’t easy. In fact, in a Bridgespan survey of 362 nonprofit executive team members,1 only one...
What is the Number 1 Thing a Nonprofit Needs?

What is the Number 1 Thing a Nonprofit Needs?

What is the number one thing a nonprofit needs? Nonprofits need many things to operate. For example, nonprofit organizations need a mission, a reason to exist, they need a board of directors, donors, volunteers, staff. They need to receive a tax exemption under the...
Criteria for Picking Board Directors

Criteria for Picking Board Directors

The success of a nonprofit hinges on several factors. Expenses must be managed. Staff must be able to work effectively and promote the organization’s mission. And you need the right board of directors that can provide more than just financial support. Choosing the...