We’d like to invite you to participate in a brand-new research project we are calling The Nonprofit Fundraising Executive Benchmark Study. The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence is working in partnership with NextAfter, the premier online fundraising research lab, to reach more people, acquire more donors and raise more money to fund your world-changing work. This … Continue Reading
Are the Professionals and Service Providers Serving Your Nonprofit (or The One You Fund) “Just Okay”?
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 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
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
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
Would you continue patronizing an incompetent tax preparer, below average restaurant or inept dry cleaners? Probably not. Can you imagine hearing “Would you like that Armani suit hung and burned or folded and lost?” We’d be out the door and fast. Now, what about that nonprofit you donate to? You know, the charity you really, … Continue Reading
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