New Artificial Intelligence Tool Will Show Nonprofits What’s Working and What’s Not

Promises to save nonprofits thousands in consulting fees, while creating effectiveness and bringing in more funding. HEALDSBURG, Ca., Oct. 1, 2019 – The Global Center of Nonprofit Excellence® announced today the release of an innovative tool for nonprofits called OpX360®. Combining nonprofit best practices and artificial intelligence, this online tool will measure and offer improvements to operational … Continue Reading

How Your Nonprofit Can Increase Donations by Ignoring Competitive Impulses and Increasing Your Organizational Trustworthiness

Is there competition between nonprofits? Probably, even if it is not head-to-head competition.  Here’s why: The number of nonprofit organizations increases daily. Charitable donations by individuals are declining as the number of givers.  Major donor giving has stalled and the number of givers is shrinking.  In short, more nonprofits are seeking funds, less money is … Continue Reading

Strategic Planning: A Path to Success by Guest Contributor Dan Prater of BKD CPAs and Advisors

One of the most important jobs of a nonprofit board is to craft a strategic plan that keeps the organization focused and on track toward mission accomplishment. A thoughtful, properly executed strategic plan can transform an organization and help unite team members toward shared priorities. Here are seven considerations for planning success: 1. Commit to … Continue Reading

The Good News is Your Nonprofit Achieved 100% Accuracy on Your Reporting. The Bad News is You Have Been Measuring the Wrong Things.

Business leader and philanthropist Bill Gates said, “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.” Thought provoking, isn’t it? I wonder what questions the founder of the largest software company and largest private foundation in the world would ask your nonprofit (or the one you fund). … Continue Reading

What Gets Measured in All Six Areas of Nonprofit Operations Ultimately Determines What Gets Accomplished and How Much Funding You Receive

All Nonprofits want to operate effectively and efficiently. Most do not. According to the Harvard Business Review, 94% of all managers assume that they are operating above operational competency. They are not.  Given its systemic nature, this must be an extremely difficult problem to solve. It is not. What Gets Measured Gets Managed The complete … Continue Reading

Best Practice “Recognized Expert” Becomes #1 Best Seller on Amazon’s Nonprofit Fundraising List

When a book about Nonprofit best practices by one of our Recognized Experts hits #1 on an Amazon’s Best Seller list, it’s worth celebrating. The book is 101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How to Avoid Them, by Andrew Olsen, CFRE and friends. This book is brimming with fundraising best practices and helpful instruction to remedy 101 … Continue Reading