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February 23, 2019

What the Growth in the Nonprofit Sector Means for You

Good news, folks—the nonprofit sector is looking more lively, vital and resilient than ever. Results from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society’s 2019 Nonprofit Employment Report show that the nonprofit sector is not only one of the largest employment forces in the nation, but also a significant contributor to employment growth, even in recessionary periods. Here’s what these positive conclusions mean for you and your organization. Note: This study used statistics from 2007 to […]
February 21, 2019

Why You Should Hire Slowly (And Fire Quickly)

One of the most important pieces of advice I can give to growing nonprofits is something that I heard years ago from a business consultant: be slow to hire and quick to fire. It may sound heartless, but we often rush to fill open positions and then are slow to act when we realize we’ve made a hiring mistake. As a 30-year nonprofit consultant, I’m no longer surprised to hear of organizations suffering from revolving […]
February 19, 2019

7 Tips for Building an Effective Nonprofit Annual Report

Nonprofits are expected to provide the public with an annual report. This gives donors, volunteers, members of the community and others information about the organization’s accomplishments and growth over the past year. The report includes details about projects, success metrics, and more. The report serves several purposes, including recruiting volunteers, providing donors with an organizational vision, garnering community support and proving that the organization has kept records as they should. By writing an effective report, […]
February 16, 2019

How to Define, Measure and Communicate Your Impact

It’s hard to ramp up the good work you do if you don’t know how to concretely define, measure and communicate your impact to supporters. It’s important to learn how to share your efforts with the world, and even more important that you know just how big of an impact you’re making on the issue you’re trying to solve. Defining impact “Impact,” by definition, is the action of one object coming forcibly into contact with […]