Yes, Nonprofits Can Lobby

Yes, Nonprofits Can Lobby

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations can lobby. Seriously, we checked. Actually, we knew that already. But many people who work or volunteer for nonprofits believe that lobbying is prohibited. Lobbying and advocacy aren’t the right strategies for every nonprofit...
Does it really matter?

Does it really matter?

Are your efforts adding up to your desired impact? Asking and answering this question isn’t a one-time activity. For organizations that want to successfully navigate change, take their impact to the next level, or just be the best mission-driven effort they can be,...
To Vision or Not to Vision

To Vision or Not to Vision

To vision or not to vision. That is the question. Recently, a friend who works for a large nonprofit shared his plans to take the staff through a visioning process. He had carefully reviewed the organizational development literature and was excited to use the approach...
Eight Reasons Why You Need Term Limits

Eight Reasons Why You Need Term Limits

Ah, term limits. Few things get a group of nonprofit leaders quite as riled up as the topic of term limits. Some of the reasons we have heard given in opposition the use of term limits for a board of directors include: Loss of institutional memory, expertise, and/ or...