5 Strategies to Take Your Organization to the Next Level

5 Strategies to Take Your Organization to the Next Level

Not all organizations can go-to-scale, but all organizations have inflection points when getting to the next level is appropriate—or even imperative. The term “next level” is generally associated with an organization’s lifecycles, moving from one stage to another like...
3 Ways to Prepare Your Board for Planning

3 Ways to Prepare Your Board for Planning

A new client asked me a great question the other day: What can my board do now to get the most out of our strategic planning process next year? Our talk reminded me that for many nonprofits there is a lag between making the decision to engage in planning and starting...
Outcomes Don’t Equal Impact

Outcomes Don’t Equal Impact

Strategic planning can bring up a lot of big picture questions. What is our vision for the future? What are our strategic goals? Should we grow and expand our staff? How can we raise more money? For nonprofit organizations, answers to questions like these actually...
What is Your Strategic Position?

What is Your Strategic Position?

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, in 2009 there were more than 1 million 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in the United States. This staggering number represents a 60% increase since 1999. In such a large field, how does your organization...
Developing an Integrated Financial Strategy

Developing an Integrated Financial Strategy

This is the second in a two-part series. Click here to read part one. Financial strategies meet organizations where they are (i.e. their strategic financial position on the Continuum of Financial Function) and help prepare them for their next level of success, whether...