Phony, Fraud, Farce. . .or for real?

As a regular reader of the brilliant work of Joan Garry, I sometimes skim over articles and other times dive in deep. Of course, this has everything to do with what’s going on at the moment with any given nonprofit client, and how staff is weathering the good and bad times. This week, for the…

Help Your Nonprofit Succeed: Tips for Grant Writing

No matter your role at a nonprofit, grant writing is a skill that will help your career. Foundations were responsible for $52 billion in funding in 2012, and grants usually make up a big chunk of most organizations’ annual budgets. Even if you specialize in major gifts or events, it is essential for any fundraiser—including program and…

Succession Planning: Building a Deep Bench

It’s absolutely essential for nonprofit organizations to think about the “what ifs” associated with their executive leadership not being able or available to do their job. Is your organization part of the 73% of nonprofits that does not have a written succession plan in place?* Every nonprofit organization should have a plan in place to deal…