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“GIVING TUESDAY”: A NEW WAY TO LAUNCH THE GIVING SEASON

“GIVING TUESDAY”:  A NEW WAY TO LAUNCH THE GIVING SEASON

We have a day for giving thanks, and then earlier and earlier each year, the emphasis quickly turns to commercialism rather than the true spirit of the season.   Black Friday. Cyber Monday. Debt. Stress. Misplaced Emphasis.   Thankfully, this year there’s an opportunity to interrupt that […]

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Board Member Blues: Is Our Mission Statement Helping or Harming Us

Board Member Blues: Is Our Mission Statement Helping or Harming Us

Dear Marissa, Our Board recently approved a new mission statement. I think it’s too vague. What are your thoughts? Signed, A Little Concerned Dear A Little Concerned, To preserve your organization’s identity, I’ve withheld the mission statement you sent me and will instead offer some practical advice […]

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So You Want To Start A Nonprofit: Five “Not to Be Skipped” Steps to Boost Your Chances For Success

So You Want To Start A Nonprofit: Five “Not to Be Skipped” Steps to Boost Your Chances For Success

Starting and sustaining a nonprofit is serious BUSINESS. It takes careful planning, strategy, skill, time and resources (i.e. money!). Like any business startup, many new nonprofits fail. Actually, many established nonprofits are merging or closing their doors as well; so in the spirit of Harlem’s famed Apollo […]

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The Nonprofit Business Plan: It “Ain’t No” Oxymoron

The Nonprofit Business Plan: It “Ain’t No” Oxymoron

Ask ten different consultants about the need for, components of and process for developing a nonprofit business plan, and you’ll get ten different answers. There are, after all, a number of “must-have” plans out there vying for the nonprofit leader’s attention: Strategic Plans Development Plans Marketing Plans […]

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