Are You Maintaining the Wrong Organizational Structure?

Are You Maintaining the Wrong Organizational Structure?

Third in a Series: Unhealthy Major Gift Practices I have seen a lot of crazy organizational structures in my 40 years of working in fundraising. And I could go into a long monologue on each example to illustrate what I mean – but that would be a waste of your time....
Close To 50k Given To FIT Members

Close To 50k Given To FIT Members

Florida Insurance Trust Gives Back 2018 was an incredible year for many of FIT’s nonprofit members. The team celebrated these successes by giving back to the Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association, Florida Council for Community Mental Health, and the...
There’s More Than One Way to Fund a Nonprofit

There’s More Than One Way to Fund a Nonprofit

Fundraising is not just asking for donations. This is one aspect of nonprofit development, but the overall fundraising landscape is quite varied. Nonprofits can fund their work with sponsorships, grants, individual giving, events, fee-for-service, and more. This is...
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...