The Nonprofit Fundraising Executive Benchmark Study Wants You to Be Counted and It Will Cost You Nothing

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

10 Nonprofit Trends Shaping 2020 From The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence

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

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT MATTERS!

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

Businesses Need Nonprofits as Much as Nonprofits Need Businesses

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

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

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