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A trusted source of information, trends and advice for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and marketing professionals


We know your time is valuable. We also know that the nonprofit sector changes quickly. That's why we take great care in preparing our weekly blog based upon industry trends, questions we've been getting from clients and colleagues, and our own research about what we hope will be valuable.

8 reasons why strategic planning is important for nonprofits

January 26, 2023
Some nonprofits and their boards may question the need for formal strategic planning every few years. It can be...

The ultimate yearly planning guide for nonprofits and how to stay on track

January 4, 2023
It can be hard as a fundraiser to plan ahead, especially when you are pulled in a thousand different directions, given...

Five tips to keep your team motivated during year-end

September 26, 2022
The year-end appeal season is right around the corner. Hopefully, your fundraising and marketing teams have already...

10 ways to get the most out of a conference

September 15, 2022
People have the best intentions and plan to get the most out of a conference when they go. But the reality is, for many...

Three ways being authentic helps nonprofits establish a connection with their constituents

August 19, 2022
Many nonprofits want to know how they can establish a connection with their constituents. Luckily, the answer is simple...

Five graphic design principles for nonprofit organizations

July 22, 2022
Not every organization has the luxury of an in-house graphic designer, but with these design resources and an...

Five ways to make sure you understand your nonprofit’s audience

June 22, 2022
When it comes to marketing, there’s no shortage of tactics and platforms for spreading the word about your nonprofit to...

Creating healthy coworker relationships (and why it’s important)

May 26, 2022
Coworker relationships can be hard to navigate. Healthy relationships at work can sometimes make or break your career....

Five tips to help you better understand your Gen Z coworkers

April 22, 2022
Offices today include a mixture of coworkers, ranging from Boomer to Gen Z. You’ve likely noticed interoffice dynamics...

2022 Nonprofit Outlook

December 9, 2021
Throughout the year, our team is regularly researching and watching trends in the nonprofit sector to better support...

Knowing why your donors give

September 16, 2021
The general rule of fundraising says that asking the right donor, at the right time, for the right amount will lead to...

How to achieve gold medal fundraising

August 12, 2021
I am, once again, experiencing the sadness of the end of the Olympics. I am always amazed at the talent, grit and...

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