Best Practices for Nonprofits Wanting to Stop Mailing the Wrong Donors

At a recent quarterly meeting reviewing donor mailing, a prominent Nonprofit discovered that they and their Agency had been over-mailing almost 20,000 pieces many times a year for over 10 years. Yes, potentially millions of direct mail pieces that should never have been mailed.  What!? How does that even happen?     In this case, it was […]

Why Nonprofit Leaders Should Not Stop Talking About Best Practices

Nonprofit leaders share a primal instinct to maintain the minimum standard of operational competency in their respective area of responsibility. In short, this is the common survival mechanism that allows our leaders to serve another day. When a drop in operational competency occurs anywhere within the Nonprofit, the leader responsible experiences an immediate, unpleasant response that […]

Best Practices Leads to Operational Competency, Innovation to Excellence

If your organization is lacking in any area of operational competency, best practices can help. Best practices are the commercial or professional procedures that are accepted or prescribed as being correct or most effective within a given industry or discipline. In essence, best practices are the currently accepted industry standard but here’s the wrinkle. Depending […]

Is Your Nonprofit Dead and You Just Don’t Know It Yet?

There are six main areas of operational competency for nonprofit organizations to maneuver and at any moment, your Nonprofit could be at risk in any category. The six areas are: Program Management & Accountability Fundraising, Marketing & Communications Governance, Legal & Risk Management Accounting & Finance People & Organizational Development Technology & Business Systems It’s […]

New Best Practices in eCommerce For Nonprofits May Surprise & Delight You

Make no mistake about it, your donors are ecommerce buyers even if they are not currently buying from you. According to comScore, a recognized global leader in cross-platform measurement of audiences, advertising and consumer behavior, one in six discretionary retail dollars is now spent online with mobile commerce capturing 20% of all ecommerce. Introducing Reader-Related […]

Why Nonprofits Must Expand Beyond Organizational Boundaries to Survive

Most successful nonprofits operate in a silo by design. To stay on mission, they narrow focus their programs and projects. They serve a particular need and identifiable group of people and their donors and volunteers reward them because they do. This formula worked exceptionally well until recently. Nonprofits are starting to feel a real crunch […]

Why Your Nonprofit Should Accept Bitcoin Donations Now

Over the past few years, Bitcoin and other digital currencies have taken flight as transferable assets creating huge gains for many people worldwide. One unnamed donor set up the Pineapple Fund to give away $86 million worth of their personal bitcoin to various charities, “because once you have enough money, money doesn’t matter.” If your nonprofit accepts […]