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November 1, 2018

How to Read the Minds of Your Donors

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Whenever I’m asked to choose an icebreaker question at a networking event, I fall back on an old favorite: If you could have any superpower, what would it be? There are always a few crowd favorites—super strength, time travel, the ability to fly. But among the go-to’s, there’s one answer that draws “oohs” and “aahs” from the group: telepathy. The ability to read minds. It’s sort […]
October 30, 2018

Should Your Nonprofit Start a Print Publication?

Digital communication is convenient, but there’s something personal and unique about holding a print publication in your hands now-a-days. You may have to carve out a little extra room in your budget, but usually it’s worth it. Getting your organization’s story circulating throughout the community in a physical, tangible way is invaluable. So, here are a couple reasons why starting a print publication could be beneficial and how to get started. What makes good print […]
October 26, 2018

How Your Nonprofit Can Partner with Local Businesses

When nonprofits and local businesses work together, both parties reap the benefits. The nonprofit gets the word out about its cause and expands its donor base, and the business boosts its sales and exposure in the community. It may sound too good to be true, but it’s really not. Here’s how to reach out to socially minded for-profits in your area and form successful partnerships with them. Do your research The first step of forming […]
October 24, 2018

The Pros and Cons of Nonprofit Grants

This article was originally published in Nonprofit Hub Magazine. Whenever I find myself with a few hours of free time, I like to consult nonprofit professionals to help make their organizations more robust and self-sufficient. It’s fulfilling and a lot of fun, but it can also be frustrating and tedious. And, almost always, grants are the driving force of that frustration and tedium. Folks new to the industry seem to have an overblown notion of […]