Turning NIMBY into YIMBY! (YES in my Backyard!)
Organizations of all types, and especially those that provide direct social services, are frequently met with a lack of community support and even downright opposition. To counteract NIMBY attitudes, a two-step framework is presented for proactive community engagement that will build local support.
Perfect Together: How to Access Community Television for Your Nonprofit
Learn how nonprofits can work with public, educational, or governmental TV stations to raise visibility and get the word out about their great work.
Bridging the Generation Gap: Why Your Organization Should have an Associate Board (and How to Start One)
Nonprofits often struggle to connect with the next generation of donors. An Associate Board might be the answer to keep your nonprofit moving forward.
Welcoming Change, Not Just Dollars: What Every Grant Professional Wants Nonprofit Executives to Know
Nine areas of grant writing that are critical for nonprofit executives to understand if they are going to move from a merely transactional to transformational grant writing program.
Identifying and Mitigating Nonprofit Risk with a Six-Step Crisis Communication Plan
Nonprofit leaders must be proactive in identifying risks, take steps to prevent them, and be prepared with a communications plan in the event of a crisis.
The Regenerative Principle in Practice for Nonprofit Management
Regenerative thinking is an ideal approach to reorient our perspective from ‘What’s in it for me’ to asking ‘How can we all benefit?’
Egg, Omelet, or Frying Pan: Exploring the Relationship between Business & Altruism in the Independent Sector
By categorizing charitable organizations as altruistic business enterprises, the embodiment of both entrepreneurial spirit and passion for mission, the value these organizations offer becomes self-evident and perhaps more clearly recognized outside of the sector.
Nonprofits Have Been Right All Along: Community Benefit Models Can Solve Our Toughest Environmental Challenges
Nonprofits have been leaders in building sustainability for generations. Nonprofits can be the catalysts for the systemic change in consciousness we so desperately need by advocating for a community-benefit approach in our economic system.
A Beginner’s Guide to Lobbying for Nonprofits
Many nonprofit leaders don’t know that lobbying is 100% legal for nonprofits. Here are four steps nonprofits can take now to get smarter about lobbying: accept the importance of lobbying, get the facts, meet with officials, and join a trade association.
It’s Not as Scary as You Think: 10 Easy Steps to Launch a Planned Giving Program for Your Nonprofit
Planned giving scares many who work in nonprofits. We think it’s too technical and takes too much time. Here are 10 easy steps to follow to get started with creating a planned giving program at your nonprofit.