Staging Strategic Planning Retreats

As the facilitator for a retreat, your job begins well before the group arrives at the site. Retreats are most effective
if they are considered a process in a continuum, not an event, and you want the process to evoke passion as well as a
product. To accomplish that, consider the retreat in three stages: pre-retreat planning,... (continued)

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TouchStone for NonProfits (Monthly Subscription)

TouchStone is an affordable management tool that allows an organization to build the infrastructure, processes and control they need. With TouchStone, organizations can expect streamlined processes and elimination of redundancy, role clarity and accountability, enhanced ability to train new and existing staff... (continued)


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Social Return on Investment and Its Relevance to Microfinance

The purpose of this Progress Note is to introduce key concepts of SROI to the SEEP Network and broader microfinance communities

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Hitting a Fork in the Road: Recognizing it’s Time to Pull Out a Map

Whether you use the outcomes of your last strategic plan in your day-to-day activities or can’t remember a single goal referenced in it, there will be a time to start the process over again. This article outlines several occurrences that may indicate it is the right or wrong time for your... (continued)

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Mastering Project Management

Organizations that have adopted project management as a key competency have benefited from improved project outcomes, to significant competitive advantages. This book presents the ideas and concepts behind the use of modern project management methods for development organizations.

"Mastering Project Management" portrays details of the... (continued)


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Volunteer Position Description

Before you begin any volunteer recruitment process, the first step is a clear description of the skills, experience and expected deliverables you require for each role. Position descriptions improve your chances that the right volunteer with the right skills will apply. They also set clarity around required deliverables,... (continued)

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Is Your Non-profit PCI Compliant? Everything you Need to Know About The Data Security Standard

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: If you handle credit card information, you must comply with the Standard laid out by PCI. We’ll tell you everything you need to know, including how Sumac can help with compliance.

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Weighing Your Options for Processing Donations Online

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Online giving is growing. Being able to accept donations online, therefore, is critical to any size organization. We'll tell you what options are available for small and mid-sized non-profits.

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How to Choose a Payment Processor in 4 Steps

If you process donations, and need a merchant account, these four steps will help you find the right payment processor for your organization.

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