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October 27, 2021

Avoiding “Fit Frustration” with New Technology

When it comes to new technology, sometimes making the switch just isn’t a good fit. A few months back, our company was looking for a new CRM. The one we had was fine, but there was another platform that recently upgraded their offerings and rolled out some pretty cool new features. Our initial investigation concluded that we could do almost everything on the new platform as we were doing on our current one. The new […]
October 28, 2021

Robert’s Rules Guide

Robert’s Rules GuideRobert’s Rules Guide Here’s What You’ll Learn Attending a board meeting for the first time can be a nerve-racking experience. Are there assigned seats? Am I allowed to talk? Am I expected to talk? All fair questions. What most ED’s and members learn quickly is that the chairperson of the board directs the conversation using unconventional language like “so moved” or “let’s bring this meeting to order!” This language is so unconventional that […]
October 29, 2021

Building a Successful Remote (or Hybrid) Nonprofit Team

Life has a way of demonstrating to us that we can do things we previously thought impossible. The COVID-19 pandemic and the pivot to a virtual work environment for the nonprofit sector is case and point. While not every nonprofit organization can sustain operating in a remote fashion, many have realized the benefits of introducing hybrid workflows for their team. Space to focus, flexible schedules, and the simple joy of your favorite coffee mug are […]
October 30, 2021

[PODCAST] Flipping the Narrative on Strategic Planning

Making Plans that Make a Difference Did you know that about 40% of nonprofit organizations are operating without a strategic plan? This might sound surprising considering the importance of having a clear vision and direction for a nonprofit organization. You might have a plan—but perhaps it’s on a window-sized post-it-note tucked away in the closet or buried deep within the hard drive. In the day-to-day busyness of working in the sector, it’s challenging to keep […]