Good things come in February—celebrations of history and love, and a surprise issue of Blue Avocado. As the wind shifts warm, we’re also seeing a shift in the sector, brought by changes in our social conscience and the legal landscape, both of which influence the operations of nonprofits.
In this spirit, Blue Avocado introduces “Against the Current,” a new column by nonprofit pioneer Robert Egger that highlights young voices with innovative ideas. The first installment features Rachel Sumekh, founder of Swipe Out Hunger, which partners with college campuses nationwide to end student hunger.
If you’re wondering what’s possibly at the root of fluctuations in your funding, Gayle Nelson, Esq. explains how nonprofits can navigate changes brought about by the new tax code and other trends, so that you can rebuild your revenue sources. And, speaking of donations and budgets, we’re also featuring an article by Suja Amir that speaks on the importance of preparing a budget—complete with a template you can use—to efficiently deliver on your mission at its fullest potential.
Within the theme of fundraising, check out this month’s #RiskyBusiness installment for the 101 on fundraising compliance from James Gilmer. We hope, as always, to empower you with the imagination and ability to step into new ventures. If there is any topic you’d like to see covered in the pages of Blue Avocado—or practical tips & tools you’d like to submit yourself—please don’t hesitate to contact us. Amid all the changes, our solidarity in the nonprofit sector is a constant.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Editor-in-Chief, Blue Avocado