New book from Blue Avocado writers: Too often strategic planning focuses on setting goals, but fails to address how to get the money to meet those goals. On the other hand, “business planning” often just boils down to: “Do what makes money.” Nonprofit Sustainability, the new book written by Jan Masaoka, Jeanne Bell and Steve Zimmerman, bridges the gap with a practical methodology that combines finance with impact. Read a sample chapter and order online here.
Help us with articles-in-progress: Coming soon in Blue Avocado: Program Evaluations from Hell, an updated Nonprofit Job Sites Directory, Blue Avocado Investigates Foundation Affinity Groups, How to Hire Your First Fundaising Staff, and more. These articles haven’t been finalized, so if you have something to add to them, let us know by clicking here.
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Potluck contest: those nonprofit potlucks are coming up . . . what are your best recipes, potluck tips, and why? Click here to submit. Blue Avocado flash drives for the two best submissions!