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Deconstructing Nonprofit Sustainability
Maybe in some mythic past it was possible to think first about strategic impact goals, and then about how to raise the money. But today we know better: you can’t talk about what you’re going to do without talking about how to get the money. And, …
Stance: The ED’s Role and Attitude in Strategic Planning
An overlooked — but crucial — element in strategic planning is the attitude or stance that the executive director takes to the process. Jeanne Bell of CompassPoint suggests a variety of roles and stances that will be appropriate: As we …
Take A Fresh Look at Scrip Fundraising
Increasingly, nonprofits are finding scrip to be a comparatively easy way to raise funds. How does scrip fundraising work, anyway?
Focus on the Destination, Not the Route (Budget)!
Jeanne Bell argues it’s time to stop looking at budgets and pay attention instead to projections and financial goals.
A Nonprofit Dashboard and Signal Light for Boards
A nonprofit dashboard gives important information to decision-makers such as executives and boards in a quick-read way.
Six Things Every Board Member Should Know About the New 990
Jeanne Bell shares six things that nonprofit organizations should know about the IRS’ new revised 990 nonprofit tax return.
Is It Time for an Audit?
Blue Avocado explores if an audit is worth the expense for a nonprofit’s board of directors in these tough economic times.
Nonprofit Budgets Have to Balance: False!
There are some good reasons why nonprofits sometimes have deficit budgets, that should be left that way. Find out why.