Happy New Year! It’s time for our round-up of the GuideStar Newsletter articles you read most last year. As was true in 2016—and to an extent in 2015—you veered away from the traditional formula of fundraising, boards, and boards and fundraising. You were still interested in those topics, but you read articles about other subjects as well.
Over the course of seven posts, we have argued that leaders who want their organization to achieve maximum impact must embrace the essentials of strategic leadership. We compare this kind of intentional leadership to a high-performance engine. In those seven posts, we have discussed the components of this engine: mission, strategy, impact evaluation, insight and courage, organization and talent, funding, and board governance.
It’s happening again. All of the year’s art, events and goings-on are being sorted into “best of” lists on various blogs. And guess what? You’re looking at another. This one, though, can actually help you while you’re considering a rebrand or amping up your social media presence in 2018. Here are our picks for the best nonprofit social media campaigns of 2017 and a little bit about what made each one stand out. 1. #MeToo Back in […]
The holidays are tiring out your employees. Between stretched finances, family obligations and last-minute gift shopping, sometimes work can be the last thing on a busy person’s mind this time of year. Unfortunately, that doesn’t help out your nonprofit. So here are some tips for helping your nonprofit staff stay productive this holiday season. Throw a Holiday Party It doesn’t have to be fancy. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It just needs to be fun. […]