10 Tips To Achieve Greater Social Impact With Partners

We live in interesting times as charities grapple with finding innovative ways to both secure resources and deliver sustainable services or programs to their expanding base. To make the desired social impact you have to work differently and look outside the organization. You can develop greater organizational prowess, find more creative solutions and achieve more with others than you do when you are on your own.

AGM Adjourned. What’s Next?

Annual General Meeting preparation often requires a significant investment of time to execute. Given the importance and level of investment to stage an AGM, it would be prudent to have a detailed post-AGM plan to execute the business arising from the meeting. With the AGM adjourned, what's next? Here are a few suggestions that should be carried out in the weeks to follow...

10 Tips To Achieve Greater Social Impact With Partners

We live in interesting times as charities grapple with finding innovative ways to both secure resources and deliver sustainable services or programs to their expanding base. To make the desired social impact you have to work differently and look outside the organization. You can develop greater organizational prowess, find more creative solutions and achieve more with others than you do when you are on your own.

Sharing Bad News In Your Annual Report

While charities have been publishing annual reports for many years, the leading charities have learned how to leverage the reporting to retain and attract stakeholders and donors to support the cause. Their success, in my opinion, is found in their ability to 'tell their story' in a compelling way, while being accountable and transparent when reporting  significant activities (the good and the bad) of the past year.

Does Your Charity Website Leave Users Guessing?

As I review charity websites 3 common questions often emerge that, if addressed up front, can help educate the general public and respond to your inquisitive donor and stakeholder. Where is the organization headed? How are resources being used to get there? What leadership team is in place? In response to these questions I have shared some tips to improve web content...

Is Your Board Executing Its Fiduciary Duties?

I wish I could say every charity operates beyond reproach, however there are recent cases where governance volunteers and executive management have failed to be vigilant  executing their fiduciary roles and responsibilities. These situations highlight that goodwill is not sufficient and nonprofit leaders need to arm themselves with the knowledge, skills and aptitude when assuming their respective roles.

Why Measure Charity Overhead At 10%?

I may be an outlier on the debate that charity success should NOT be measured by a percentage of administrative overhead or specifically using the traditional 10% marker. So, let me share some of my thoughts why...

Donor Prospect Management Guidelines Come With A Caveat

As well written the PMG document can be, it is important to address a caveat to enable the Prospect Management Guidelines (PMG) and the team to achieve their intended purpose. The caveat being 'creating a culture of trust and transparency'. This can't be imbedded into the document per se, but cultivated by a committed group working together each and every day.

Create Your Momentum Monday

Thanks to the millions of marchers who took to the streets on January 21, 2017, in over 600 cities worldwide... shared values are being defended and a new movement has begun. To me, the Million Women March represents the best of solidarity and community. But marching isn't enough. That's why on Monday we all need to keep the momentum going.

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