Maximizing Nonprofit Performance


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Is Your Nonprofit Heart Healthy?
Is Your Nonprofit Heart Healthy? Fri, Feb 13, 2015 The symptoms of my health scare were low energy and being constantly tired. The cause was an artery with 99 percent blockage. The correction was insertion of a stent. The results: amazing. This experience has helped me see the parallels between a hea... Read More

Create a Culture of Nonprofit Creativity
Create a Culture of Nonprofit Creativity Wed, Jul 30, 2014 Leaders are looking for new ideas and solutions to difficult challenges. However, identifying innovative answers can be challenging. Just telling an organization to solve its problems by thinking outside the box isn’t especially helpful. What does th... Read More

Is Your Mission Statement Meaningful?
Is Your Mission Statement Meaningful? Thu, Mar 20, 2014 A wordy or vague mission statement offers no sense of identity and no clear direction for the organization to follow. Here’s a quick test to evaluate how effective your mission statement is: Can you repeat yours right now? Read More

Think Strategically to Get Nonprofit Publicity
Think Strategically to Get Nonprofit Publicity Wed, Jan 22, 2014 Despite having a worthwhile purpose, groups often fail to generate the publicity results they desire because they don’t think strategically. Read More

Problems Don’t Fix Themselves
Problems Don’t Fix Themselves Mon, Jan 13, 2014 Regardless of how large or small a challenge is, putting off taking action only makes the situation worse. Here are five action suggestions for addressing an issue your organization may be facing... Read More

Are Nonprofits Heeding Danger Warnings?
Are Nonprofits Heeding Danger Warnings? Tue, Dec 17, 2013 What are the consequences of choosing to ignore imminent dangers? Nonprofits should heed the warnings being given. Read More

NASCAR Governance Lesson for Nonprofits
NASCAR Governance Lesson for Nonprofits Sun, Sep 29, 2013 Ensuring the credibility of a nonprofit is the primary governance role of its board. Read More

Don’t lose sight of the basics
Don’t lose sight of the basics Mon, Aug 05, 2013 When teams at the top begin slipping, invariably the reason is that they stopped doing what got them there in the first place. Read More

Can (or should) small nonprofits compete with the big guys?
Can (or should) small nonprofits compete with the big guys? Tue, Feb 26, 2013 Nationally known charities and causes can have a public relations or fundraising blitz that dominates all publicity outlets. Thousands of volunteers respond and huge amounts of money are collected. Meanwhile a local nonprofit with a purpose that is e... Read More

Can Nonprofits Justify Not Planning?
Can Nonprofits Justify Not Planning? Thu, Nov 15, 2012 Nonprofit planning: There are as many excuses not to do it as there are rewards in getting it done. Read More

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