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If your nonprofit is like so many others, you’re probably experiencing difficulties fundraising this year. The global pandemic and economic downturn have made fundraising increasingly difficult…

One of my former clients was a basketball coach for over twenty years before he became the executive director of one of the largest youth service organizations in Washington D.C.

Last month, the nonprofit realm was greeted by the surprising news that the state of New York had filed a lawsuit against the National Rifle Association, seeking the dissolution in its entirety of…

Your nonprofit accomplishes a lot in the course of a year. Telling your supporters about these accomplishments and the impact of their contributions is a great way to express your gratitude and to…

Year after year, we find that an organization’s annual budget has the greatest impact on the grantseeking experience because it speaks to the size of the organization’s staff, programs, and the…

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a whole new lexicon, a slew of neologisms, acronyms, abbreviations, and old words combined in new ways. Perhaps you are bunkering down with your…

Successful grant applications include compelling statements of need, and those statements of need must include meaningful data.

When developing your membership retention strategy, there are numerous aspects to take into consideration, and one of the most important is a strong web presence.

The global pandemic has changed everything, it seems, even the beloved ritual of abandoning your cubicle to attend an annual conference. Gone are the days of sitting shoulder to shoulder in a…

When the Internal Revenue Service returns to full operations on July 15, one item on its agenda will be a new slate of more than 1,000 audits of private foundations connected to high net worth…

In my first post of this series on social enterprise, I defined a social enterprise as an ongoing initiative offering services or products for sale that generate net revenue, while also yielding…

Is it just me? Or does it feel like the whole Golf Tournament/Gala Dinner fundraising model is a relic of another era?