Nonprofits and the Paperless Office Nirvana

We’ve all been there. Scrambling for a piece of paper (an invoice, a document, a proposal) that we just can’t seem to locate. Full confession: I’ve ‘been there’ more than once. And, I… Continue reading

10 tips and tools for the busy nonprofit professional

Pomodoro Technique – Break down your day into 25-minute chunks so you can focus on ONE thing at a time with 5 minute breaks in between. Keeps your day from being B-O-R-I-N-G and… Continue reading

Life is Stranger Than Fiction

This is the true story of a nonprofit organization.  Really.  It’s a cautionary tale unfortunately including theft and violence. Here are a few of the more extraordinary facts: Executive management turmoil, firings, hirings, vacancies… Continue reading

Meeting Nonprofit Regulations and Standards – May 25 Webcast

Culling through my inbox I found an invitation from Massey Consulting to this webcast coming up next week. It looks like a good one. It’s free to nonprofits, but registration is required. Wednesday,… Continue reading

The Importance of a Good Hire for Your Nonprofit Team

What is the most creative work-related idea you have had?  Tell me about a conflict you had with a fellow-worker. How was it resolved?  If I call your previous employer, what comments will… Continue reading

Nonprofit Performance Measurement 4 Mistakes to Avoid

In a recent blog post at Grantspace, Liana Downey highlights four pitfalls to avoid when developing performance measurements for a nonprofit organization. These pitfalls can derail your efforts to measure the right data… Continue reading

I Wish I Had Spent More Time in Excel

The folks at AccuFund have a fun video on the mixed blessing that is Excel. No application is more widely used than Excel. But an over-dependence on Excel or trying to manage an… Continue reading

Financial Controls – A 7 Point Check List for Your Nonprofit or Church

Veracity of financial management is the cornerstone of integrity for your nonprofit or church. Just ask an organization whose financial management has been found lacking. It is the rare organization that can rebound… Continue reading

Nonprofits Serving Veterans, The Invictus Games

With friends and several family members who have served and continued to serve in the U.S. military, I am not objective when it comes to veterans’ issues.  I am  supportive and grateful for… Continue reading

2016 Nonprofit Benchmark Report Available from M+R

Five interesting findings (among many) were highlighted: Mobile giving, Social Media growth, digital advertising, email volume and response, and monthly giving programs. Mobile giving will continue to grow according to 2016 Nonprofit Benchmark Study… Continue reading

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