Does the AT&T commercial that shows the surgeon described by the attending nurse as “just okay” bother you as much as it does me? It makes me cringe when the surgeon jokes “just got reinstated” to an offscreen character and then admits to the patient that he is “nervous too.” I have seen the commercial literally … Continue Reading
The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence is Granting Full OpX360® Scholarships to Struggling Nonprofits
Deadline January 31, 2020. No grant application required. If you are a nonprofit organization struggling financially and want to validate and improve your operational effectiveness but cannot afford the cost associated with OpX360® smart tools, we want to help. The Global Center of Nonprofit Excellence® is granting full OpX360® scholarships, through January 31, 2020, to … Continue Reading
The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence is an orchestrated network that brings Nonprofits, Funders and Recognized Experts together for the greatest impact. With scores of weekly encounters with nonprofit leaders from all corners of the community, obvious trends have emerged. Co-Founder Bob Lipps says, “we have ongoing projects or are in discussion on projects that touch all … Continue Reading
For our programs and ministries to be successful, we need to realize financial management matters. It is nearly impossible to accomplish the mission of your organization without cash and that is why financial management matters. Sometimes we are so focused on the specific program activities and outcomes that we neglect the infrastructure of the organization. … Continue Reading
Why Businesses Need Nonprofits? Not long along, only a few enlightened businesses actively promoted social issues as part of their marketing and branding. Today, corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility are integral parts of most every serious business plan. Corporate philanthropy used to primarily take the form of a financial contribution and to a lesser … Continue Reading
While most companies are becoming greener, some businesses are actually baking sustainability into their businesses to create breakthrough innovations, larger profits and infectious social good. These ecologically-minded organizations are magnetizing consumers with a similar worldview to buy their products and together with other likeminded individuals and entities are creating a “sustainable” community to help save … Continue Reading
Why Are Board Members and Funders Still Using “Trust-but-Verify” When Measuring Nonprofit Effectiveness?
The phrase “Trust but verify” was made famous by Ronald Reagan after the signing of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Treaty with Mikhail Gorbachev in December 1987. At the time the Soviet General Secretary bantered, “You repeat that at every meeting,” to which Reagan replied, “I like it.” What was President Reagan really saying? He was saying, … Continue Reading
Lagging indicators are easy to measure but can be hard to influence. For nonprofits, a clear lagging indicator that is easy to measure but hard to improve on is donations. The problem with lagging indicators is, well, they’re lagging. It’s not too tricky when we are experiencing year-over-year increases in revenues but quickly becomes a … Continue Reading
Would You Invest a Few Hundred Dollars and a Little Time to Impress Your Board and Capture Larger Donations?
Nonprofits want more funding. Funders want more confidence. More confidence comes from demonstrated operational competence. Funders with more confidence give more. Operational competence can be measured and improved. According to Overcoming Barriers to Giving, Fidelity Charitable’s latest study of over 3,200 donors, 64% of donors want to give more. While your donors may have other … Continue Reading
You are not alone. When it comes to getting an objective view of your organization’s operations, most nonprofit executives and board members are too close to judge. One of the hardest parts is determining where the gaps are and what to do about them. Until very recently, the only real option was to have a … Continue Reading