Performance management can be a tricky beast — hugely important but difficult to get right. Here are four common mistakes my team and I see among social, government, and nonprofit organizations trying to measure their impact, and tips on how to avoid them.
Effective nonprofit leaders wear so many hats, sometimes they have to hire another head. When they can’t commit time to learning a new specialty, it’s time to call in consultants and outside service providers.
How do you begin a conversation with a prospective merger partner? Jean Butzen says it's as easy as asking someone to have coffee.
Find out the three biggest concerns of nonprofit boards and why Emma Kieran, founder of Pilot Peak Consulting, says they’re missing something very important.
Research is not a topic many in the nonprofit arena like to deal with, but looking into background information before starting a nonprofit or a new program can save time and money and help ensure you create the most effective programs to achieve your philanthropic goals.
You don’t have to reach for the stars--like Oprah Winfrey--to find generous donors. Fundraising coach Paul Jolly says connecting with a good prospect is as easy as ABC.
"Adventure is not only for the young; it’s for anybody living and breathing." Read about Molly McFadden and her journey and encore career in Cleveland, Ohio.
It seems logical to ask tech companies to fund your technology project. Nearly all of them do philanthropy work, and there’s a good chance that they make or sell something you need. But as it turns out, your chances are slim.
The most popular section of Tuesday’s popular webinar of the same name was, not surprisingly, the “half-secret” of appealing to a sponsor, for it essentially described the anatomy of an effective collaborative grant proposal. Here's a summary plus a few other key points from Jeremy Miner's session.
Neighborhood leaders and grassroots groups in Cleveland now have a new tool for making positive change on the local level. Last week saw the launch of ioby Cleveland, the Buckeye-based local headquarters of our national nonprofit crowd-resourcing platform. ioby, which stands for “in our backyards,” works to connect local leaders with resources like cash, volunteer power, and social capital in order to make neighborhoods safer, greener, more livable, and more fun.