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“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen.” No other quote better encapsulates the events of 2020, especially with respect to the racial justice movement…

This is the fourth of five posts in this series on social enterprise in the nonprofit sector. In the last post, I listed the 11 steps I advocate organizations take to become more innovative and…

It has never been more important to make the transition to digital fundraising. If you embrace our current reality and make the necessary adjustments, you have an enormous opportunity to grow your…

According to the results of GrantStation’s State of Grantseeking Survey, a lack of time and staff is the greatest obstacle to successful grantseeking (even in these pandemic times).

If you are leading a nonprofit organization during this pandemic, chances are you are experiencing a tremendous anxiety. Why? First of all, we all are.

An advocacy campaign can drive higher levels of engagement among your supporters, and is a great way to connect with donors outside of fundraising drives.

We’re living in historic times. The global pandemic and economic crisis have changed our day-to-day lives in addition to nonprofit fundraising and financial strategies.

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many nonprofit organizations scrambled to find a solution for suddenly non-feasible fundraising efforts. Fundraising campaigns were paused and, as we’re going…

Welcome to the third post in this series on social enterprise. In the first post I defined a social enterprise as an ongoing initiative offering services or products for sale that generate net…

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…