Identifying and Managing Disruptive People

Like any organization attempting to work toward a difficult goal in a complex environment, nonprofits face the fundamental challenges of creating alignment and teamwork among their board. While getting any group of people to work together as a team is hard, the level of difficulty increases dramatically in a nonprofit, where these individuals are volunteers, the work sparks passion and …

Navigating the Complex Nonprofit Revenue Landscape

Finding money for your nonprofit is complicated. Whereas for-profit businesses have fairly clear models on how to raise capital and earn money (there are entire degree programs dedicated to the undertaking), a nonprofit has multiple capital sources and six different revenue domains, each requiring discrete, sophisticated strategy, and the most effective strategies are largely unknown (and not taught in universities). …

11 Steps to Producing a World-Class, Investment-Grade Business Plan for Your Nonprofit

Unfortunately, many (most?) of the 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. live a hard life and struggle just to keep their doors open. Staff suffer from low pay, high stress, and burnout; technology is underutilized; board members and other volunteers are disengaged and misaligned. Even for larger organizations, programs are often under-resourced, pay isn’t competitive, and fundraising is onerous, expensive, …

Is Your Nonprofit World Class?

Does your nonprofit have what it takes to change the world for the better? Find out with this short, 15-question survey.