The arrival of new data from Giving USA each year is an always an important moment for those of us who rely on philanthropic revenue to build and sustain our organizations. It’s a time when those who study charitable giving draw conclusions based on how much was given last year, from whom, and what culturalRead More Giving to the Arts Holds Steady
Do you feel like giving was up last year? Do you feel like it was down? Well, either way you could be right. According to the findings of Giving USA, 2018 was an uneven year for philanthropy, with some subsectors experiencing significant increases, while others saw significant decreases. It was also a year that sawRead More Giving USA 2019 Results – Giving Reaches Record-Breaking High, But Not Everyone Benefited
Many of us involved in the non-profit sectors – in fact, most of us – are likely to be “care-givers.” We find that our lives and our drive to work in the nonprofit sector are fed by giving to or caring for others. To use a quote from the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi,Read More Avoiding Burnout in the Nonprofit World
As you strategize and think through what 2019 will look like for your nonprofit organization, I encourage you to avoid making these four common mistakes. You can think of them are New Years Resolutions or just good advice from a fundraising consultant who’s been helping nonprofits succeed for nearly 30 years. DON’T Over-solicit We recentlyRead More Four Do’s and Don’ts for Nonprofit Success in 2019
Last month, the Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) wrote about an interesting study conducted by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in coordination with Fiscal Management Associates (FMA), which works with organizations around issues of capacity building. The subject was how to help nonprofits achieve and maintain financial stability. Year in and year out, thisRead More 3 Keys to Nonprofit Financial Resilience
David King Live on Business RadioX September 14, 2018 President and CEO David King talks with Atlanta Business RadioX about the tax reform’s expected impact on giving and discusses current trends in philanthropy and nonprofit giving. Listen to the live broadcast here.
Nonprofits could not achieve their goals without the collective manpower and connections of their board members. Yet, managing them effectively can be a challenge. Rather than struggling to reign in a troublesome board, here are four ways nonprofit leadership can set their board and organization up for success.
Not every organization will choose to conduct an employee giving campaign, but for us the central question is, “Why not?” Our experience includes many examples of joyful giving from employees regardless of their compensation.
The confidential feasibility study model is a barrier to the process, not a catalyst, and a disservice to clients. Here’s why …
Nonprofits face many of the same challenges as their commercial counterparts. They are under-capitalized, lack reserves to withstand a crisis or act on a special opportunity, and struggle to stay afloat from one pay period to the next.
So, how can small charities overcome these obstacles and improve their financial health?