Category - Non-Profit & Industry

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Nonprofit Overhead Myth REVISITED
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In Case You Need a Boost Toward Excellence
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5 Lessons For a Better Nonprofit Website
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5 Key Reminders to Overcoming Your Leadership Slump
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Electing a Board in a New Nonprofit

Nonprofit Overhead Myth REVISITED

Earlier this year, I wrote a post on what is known as the “Nonprofit OverheadMyth” (read it here) that was focused toward donors. The original letter, published last year by GuideStar, Charity Navigator,and BBB Wise Giving Alliance, was written  to the donors of America denouncing the use of the “overhead ratio” as a primary indicator of nonprofit performance.  The letter, signed by all three organizations’ CEOs, marked the beginning of a campaign to correct the common misconceptionabout the importance of a[…]

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5 Lessons For a Better Nonprofit Website

Kudos to npENGAGE for their post last week on nonprofit websites.  As someone who routinely works with nonprofits, websites are often a concern for nonprofit leaders. Does it represent our mission?  Is it easy to use?  Do you think we need to do something different? These are some of the type of questions that are often asked.  And the truth is, many times the answers are: No. No. Yes.  But by understanding some primary issues with[…]

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5 Key Reminders to Overcoming Your Leadership Slump

Hey leaders, and more specifically nonprofit leaders, the success of your organization is largely a reflection of your personal successes and failures.  If you, and by extension, your organization, is struggling to get a foot hold, the root of your misfortune might be in how you you self relate.  Are you consumed with self doubt? Are you preoccupied with how others see you as a leader?  Welcome to the club.   Rare is the leader[…]

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Electing a Board in a New Nonprofit

BLOG REPOST The Nonprofit Law Blog has posted an important reminder to those who are beginning a new nonprofit – Start with the right board!  In the words of the author, Gene Takagi, The board is ultimately in control of the nonprofit corporation and responsible for its actions. So, you want to be careful in determining the composition of your charitable nonprofit’s initial board.     They list ten basic considerations.  And as one who has[…]

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