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11 Steps to Producing a World-Class, Investment-Grade Business Plan for Your Nonprofit

Posted by Donald Summers on Oct 17, 2018 1:12:47 PM

 

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Unfortunately, most of the 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. live a hard life and struggle just to keep their doors open. Often, staff suffer from low pay, high stress, and burnout; technology is underutilized; and board members and other volunteers are disengaged,...

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Topics: strategic planning

Strategic Planning: Is Your Board Ready?

Posted by Richard Mittenthal on Sep 12, 2018 1:08:02 PM

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Consider this scenario: You are a relatively new board member.  At the last meeting, a long-time board member suggests it is time for a new strategic plan. 

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The 3 Gotta-Haves for Boards Seeking Impact and Scale

Posted by Donald Summers on Jul 18, 2018 12:15:00 PM

An exciting, grand historical evolution of American society is taking place: For-profit and nonprofit domains are converging. Many of the entrepreneurial and organizational practices and frameworks found most frequently in the business world are finding increased adoption in the social sector,...

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Topics: Culture, similarities in for-profits and nonprofits, strategic planning

Is Nonprofit Planning an Oxymoron?

Posted by Hardy Smith on May 26, 2016 9:18:05 AM

When I ask audiences of nonprofit leaders to indicate how many of them engage in strategic planning, have an annual action plan, or make time to plan out the projects and activities that are critical to their success, the all too familiar response is that many don’t.

Ironically, those same...

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Topics: strategic planning

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