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Nonprofits, Partisan Politics, and Tax Policy

[From: http://pndblog.typepad.com] "Calls for tax reform by the White House, Congress, and others have led to proposals that would have a direct and profound impact on nonprofit organizations and philanthropy. Of those proposals, one from the House Republicans calls...

Is it time to ditch that fundraising event?

[From: https://sp137.infusionsoft.com] "This may be unpopular and you may not like it, but it’s the truth.  You CANNOT build sustainable funding with events.  In other words, you’ll never fully fund your nonprofit’s good work through golf tournaments and 5K races."...

2017’s Collaboration Prize Winner Can Teach a Thing or Two

[From: https://nonprofitquarterly.org] "One of the most powerful things a nonprofit can do is collaborate. By that, we mean the kind of collaboration fueled primarily by what’s best for the community meant to benefit from the work. Many lesser forms of collaboration...

How to Think Differently about Diversity in Nonprofit Leadership

[From: https://nonprofitquarterly.org] "It would be an understatement to say that the past few months have been uncomfortable. The national election was downright ugly, and it exposed just how naïve those pundits were who “dared ask whether the United States had...

Getting Back to Basics: Characteristics of an Effective Board

[From: http://www.boardeffect.com] "You might not have an effective board if…your board approves every item on the agenda at every meeting with little or no discussion. Board work gets off to a good start when everyone around the board table agrees that their work...

Millennial vs. Boomer Strategies: Time to Move On?

[From: http://pndblog.typepad.com] "If you've ever talked to or heard from a consultant about how your organization can and should reach younger donors, I'd almost guarantee you were told something like, "Wait till they turn seventy-five," or, "Your young donors are...

It’s Clear That the Board Transparency of Today Has Many Looks

[From: http://www.boardeffect.com] "There’s no question that the economic crisis of 2008 helped to reshape transparency within for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Organizational leaders in transparency go beyond the legal definition of accountability, transparency...

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

[From: https://hbr.org] "Imagine you need people to donate to a cause you care about. How do you get as many people as possible to donate? You could send an email to 200 of your friends, family members, and acquaintances.  Or you could ask a few of the people you...