Are You Ready for a Business Plan?

Are You Ready for a Business Plan?

Can you answer these questions? If you answered all the questions and you put them all together, do they make sense as a whole?     How does your strategic plan relate to your marketing and communications plan, your fundraising plan, your organizational development...
Why Do NPO’s Need Business Plans?

Why Do NPO’s Need Business Plans?

Do you really need a business plan? When was the last time you took a critical look at all aspects of your organization—your programs or services, your members or constituents, your staffing, your systems? Are you thinking about succession issues? Are your funders...
Nonprofit Capacity Building – A Heretical View

Nonprofit Capacity Building – A Heretical View

Capacity building doesn’t work. It’s a waste of time, money and energy. There… we said it… sorry foundations and all your capacity building money… sorry nonprofits and all your capacity building grants.   First, capacity building in the nonprofit sector is a...
Inclusivity in Organizations

Inclusivity in Organizations

Imagine an organization with 35 staff spread across 5 states. As part of their internal discussions on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), they decide to adopt a flatter organization structure to align with their commitment to operating in a more...