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.

With traditional sources threatened or uncertain, now... (continued)


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Jean Block

I am a nationally recognized trainer and consultant on nonprofit management, fundraising, board governance and social enterprise with more than 45 years experience in the nonprofit sector. I have authored several books, publications and check lists to help nonprofits enhance their management. Visit and to learn more.... (continued)

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VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT: Creating & Keeping A Network of Supporters

Wed, Aug 03, 2016 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Volunteers can be a great asset to any nonprofit organization. They help get things done, promote your organization and help you fundraise. But how do you find the best volunteers? And once you find them, how do you keep them? Join us for a discussion of best practices in volunteer recruitment and... (continued)

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Good Chemistry: Creating Strong CEO-Development Relationships

Wed, Feb 05, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

A recent survey showed that less than 60 percent of development directors and CEOs believe they have strong relationships. Yet, this relationship is key to raising donated funds. Nonprofits make significant investment in development. It's not uncommon for nonprofit to spend over $100,000, between... (continued)

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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.
It’s time for the not-for-profit sector to replace scarcity... (continued)


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Daring to Lead: Nonprofit Executive Directors and Their Work Experience

This national study of nonprofit executive directors expands on the findings of CompassPoint’s1999 report, Leadership Lost: A Study of Executive Director Tenure and Experience by looking more closely at professional experience, compensation, tenure trends, and executive training and support. To... (continued)

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Strengthening Museum Leadership Through Assessment

Nonprofit leadership is a partnership between the executive director and the board; it's not a solo performance by either arm of governance. This article offers low threshold ways for boards and directors to assess their performance so both can play from positions of strength.

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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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What should nonprofit leaders know about fundraising?

Nonprofit leaders, especially the executive director or CEO, play an important role in fundraising for their organizations. Use these tools the experts shared on 4Good to make sure that you can lead your nonprofit's fundraising efforts.

You need a comprehensive view of your organization's fundraising. Download Nancy... (continued)

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Ready to Lead? The Next Generation Speaks Out

Recent reports show that the sector is facing large-scale executive turnover and has begun to strengthen its leadership pipeline by focusing on recruitment, retention and development of the next generation. A survey of over 5,700 nonprofit suggests that there is strength within the leadership pipeline.... (continued)

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The Leadership Development Program for Women Executives in Underserved Communities

The Leadership Development Program for Women Executives in Underserved Communities was inspired by several research studies conducted by Compass Point Nonprofit Services. These studies include Daring to Lead: Nonprofit Executive Directors and Their Work Experience (2001); On the... (continued)

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Executive Coaching Project

What promise does coaching offer to nonprofit leaders? What impact can coaching have upon developing and sustaining effective leaders within their organizations and the nonprofit sector? These were question that drove a year-long project studying the experiences of 24 executive directors who received leadership coaching through... (continued)

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Teri Caswell

Teri has worn many hats and worked in many and various places, including a 3 year term as a missionary in the Middle East with her husband, Donald, and their two boys, Ben and Caleb. While there, Teri worked as the Prayer Coordinator for the people group where they served, sending prayer concerns to thousands of people all over the world. She has traveled to Russia... (continued)

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Email Bootcamp

Are you sick of email taking up your full day and distracting you from the critical tasks you need to accomplish? Check out this guide to minimize your time spent on email. Bonus tips on delegating email sorting to administrative staff.


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Sample Executive Director Job Description

Sample job description for an Executive Director position

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A FIO PARTNERS PERSPECTIVE: Developing a Model of Executive Director Performance Appraisal

In challenging times, Board of Directors may be struggling with how best to evaluate the Executive Director. This article provides a review of five possible models for Executive Director performance appraisal.

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Stalking the Elusive Exec: 12 Tips to Get Your ED to Learn about Volunteer Management

Wish you could get your boss to pay attention to volunteer management trends and issues? Maybe get him or her to read a volunteer program-related book (or even a chapter)? Here are a dozen strategies for gaining the attention and support of top agency administrators.

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Financial Governance Tips to Keep Trustees and CEOs out of Trouble

Wed, May 07, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

When P.T. Barnum said: “there’s no such thing as bad publicity,” he was talking about circuses, not nonprofits. Negative publicity can have a chilling effect on donations to a nonprofit! To keep your donations flowing, I'll tell you what to look for in finance to avoid trouble and bad publicity... (continued)

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Kelly Morrison Pop, CFRE

As an executive leader in the nonprofit sector for nearly twenty years, Kelly Morrison Pop, CFRE has inspired support of vital causes, reaped valuable wisdom in board rooms, and garnered important pro-bono work on behalf of nonprofit missions. She has raised millions of dollars for important philanthropic causes and orchestrated from the ground level the... (continued)

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Hiring for the Passion

When looking for a new leader for you non-profit organization it’s sometimes as easy as picking someone from the staff who understands and has a strong passion for the organization’s mission and vision. However, this paper will help you to see what core competencies this new executive director should have or acquire and how the board can... (continued)

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Nicole Miller-Coleman, MA, CNP

Nicole has worked in the nonprofit sector for nearly two decades with organizations ranging from universities to aircraft carrier museums. Before establishing a consulting practice devoted to building the capacity of emerging and mid-sized organizations, Nicole worked as a nonprofit practitioner, arts administrator and independent curator. In 2001, she... (continued)

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