Business Management Essentials for Nonprofits: Further Your Mission by Tending to Your Business Needs

Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

501(c)(3). It's a tax status, not a business plan. But are you prepared to run the business of your nonprofit? Do you know the insurance you need? How to manage the HR needs of your staff? How to choose and manage vendors for... (continued)

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From Money Pit to Moneymaker: The Nonprofit Executive Guide to Earned Revenue

Wed, Mar 29, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

If you’re tired of waiting around for grants to be rubber-stamped or nervous that new competitors are moving in on your donors, you may be wondering how you’ll ever achieve financial sustainability.

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Board Recruitment Best Practices

Exceptional Boards start with purposeful board recruitment. Learn creative ways to find good board candidates. Learn how to recruit these potential candidates in a professional manner - so they do the job you need to have done.

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The Leader as Coach: Guiding Your Team in Dynamic Change

Wed, Aug 05, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It's virtually impossible to fulfill your mission over the long haul without change. Key people come and go, the economy surges and lags, new ways to engage donors or members emerge seemingly every day, and the imperative to operate cost-effectively is ever-present. ... (continued)

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Grant Writing Toolkit - Program Plan

A how to guide to write a program plan for a grant proposal.

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Free Grant Writing Training Videos ~ Ensure Your Grant Readiness & Learn The Grant Proposal Process with Rodney Walker

Isn't It Time You Learn Grant Writing That Gets Funded? Start Now And Ensure Your Grant Readiness!

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The Abundant Not-for-Profit e-book: How Talent (Not Money) Will Transform Your Organization

Want to accomplish more as a not-for-profit leader?

If so, we wrote this book for you!

A decade in the making, The Abundant Not-for-Profit offers a transformational approach to not-for-profit leadership.
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Nonprofit knowledge sharing - Rhode Island 501 Tech Club

A short presentation / discussion about IdeaEncore with the Rhode Island 501 Tech Club in in Providence, RI on 2/10/11. Provides overview of why nonprofit sharing is an impact multiplier and walks through screen/demo of finding resources, building your branded online nonprofit resource library, and... (continued)

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The Ultimate, Definitive, Official List of Foundations That Blog

My search through the Foundation Center’s list of the 100 largest foundations (by assets) uncovered 15 that are blogging. Not exactly an overwhelming number, but it is a number that is growing. Seems like there might be a need for a central database so that people can learn from the current... (continued)

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Free nonprofit Board app available for Directors of nonprofit Boards

Free nonprofit Board app available for Directors of nonprofit Boards- Board Essentials. If you currently serve on a board, or are considering serving on a board, these are common FAQs and essential information you will need to know.

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e-Learning "Are you Ready?" Checklist

This checklist is for any organization who is unsure about initiating elearning. It determines their readiness for a new elearning venture.

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Levels of Interactivity within E-Learning

Ever wondered how to determine the levels of interactivity needed within your e-Learning modules? This information is critical to have before you issue and RFP or look to obtain quotes from e-Learning vendors. This simple, handy chart should prove useful to you.

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Foundation Investments 101 - What You Need to Know and Why

On May 5th 2011, AGM Hosted a very informative and useful session entitled Foundation Investments 101: What You Need to Know and Why

Designed for foundation trustees and staff, this resource collection provides a wealth of information about endowment management strategies and tools.

http://agmconnect.org/programs/investments101.aspx

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Nonprofit Needs Survey Results: Problems and Training Needs

 This report provides results from the Non-Profit Needs Survey recently completed by nonprofit  executive directors.  This project is sponsored by CAN-DO, the Center for Advocacy, Nonprofits, and Donor Organizations, at the University of Texas at Arlington.
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Strategy Framework

Concise framework for communicating organizational vision, mission, aims and strategic priorities.

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Uncharitable Book Review

A book review - Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential

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Keep or Kill? Score Your Programs

An article about the concept of applying organized abandonment in order to nurture the most useful programs. It also provides examples of decision making tools an organization may use to systematically decide what programs to eliminate.

http://www.socialent.org/pdfs/NONPROFITWORLDOrganizedAbandonment.pdf

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Donor Events Inside the Home - Best Practices

In order to engage with your prospects in an efficient and effective manner, consider asking your key volunteers and supporters (including board members) to open up their homes and invite people they know to hear more about your organization's good work in the community. This doesn't replace your big signature fundraising... (continued)

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Lessons for Nonprofits from the Annual University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt

Small enterprises that use large organizations as business models may think that they are using organizational best practices.  However, in examining best practices for organizational impact it may actually be more beneficial to consider another organization that may be different in... [(continued)](/katharine-bierce/lessons-for-nonprofits-from-the-annual-university-of-chicago-scavenger-hunt)

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Focus Groups: A Step-By-Step Guide

For those who want to listen and learn from employees and customer groups within an organization, using group interviews, this is a basic guide. It provides sample agendas, checklists, and a case study. Roles and tasks of all those responsible for conducting focus groups are described. A new chapter on the use of the... (continued)

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When to use the Executive Director vs. the President Title?

This blog post looks at the reasons organizations might select the Executive Director title versus the title of "President" . It is written by Dr. Eugene Fram, Professor Emeritus at Rochester Institute of... (continued)

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Money for Good: Special Report on Donor and Investor Preferences for Supporting Organizations Working Outside the US

For the first time since 1994's The Seven Faces of Philanthropy, the Money for Good initiative provides a comprehensive view of affluent Americans' demand for impact investing and charitable giving.

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Money for Good: The US Market Opportunity for Impact Investments and Charitable Gifts from Individual Donor and Investors

For the first time since 1994's The Seven Faces of Philanthropy, the Money for Good initiative provides a comprehensive view of affluent Americans' demand for impact investing and charitable giving.

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Practicing Good Stewardship Requires CEO and Board Leadership

This paper attempts to define "stewardship" and gives ways that a nonprofit can benefit from top to bottom by conducting a stewardship audit.

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Mastering Self Motivation: Help Your Nonprofit Reach its Wildest Goal

Self-motivation, the ability to cajole yourself into doing your most important priorities, is an incredibly valuable tool in your nonprofit success toolkit. When we stop to think, we recognize that what keeps us from doing our priorities is not urgent matters, but a willpower shortage. We need... (continued)

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Mistakes That Nonprofits Make Hiring Consultants & How to Avoid Them

You are excited to find someone who can help solve a pressing problem.
You look forward to making progress on a long-standing goal. You are ready to invest, and you want your investment to pay off handsomely. How can you maximize the benefits and minimize the risk of working with outside... (continued)

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The Art of Grant Writing

This is a power point presentation I created to assist other senior programs with grant writing. I think it is a valuable resource to anyone wanting to learn grant writing. When I started in the nonprofit sector some 15 years ago there was no help available that made grant writing easy. I hope this helps others.

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Sacred Essentials: The Ultimate Key to Nonprofit Success

Sacred essentials are the one or two “must do” actions of your work that create the majority of results. What is your sacred essential? Can your board, staff, and volunteers easily articulate it? Or does the question leave people squirming, uncomfortable, and silent? Stripped of any conveniences you... (continued)

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