2022 Nonprofit Outlook

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

This summer at Dot Org Solutions - a focus on growth

There are many favorite things I think about when someone mentions summer – grilling out, farmers markets, Ohio sweet corn, vacation, more time outside and a less structured pace.

Six digital marketing investments nonprofits can make to improve reach

For many nonprofits, digital marketing consists of occasional mass emails, an infrequently updated website and posts on the organization’s social media feeds. But a haphazard approach to digital...

Basic digital metrics nonprofits should know and understand

The pandemic has forced many people to do more things online, from grocery shopping to work and many things in between. That familiarity and regularity of being online for consumer goods and...

The best time to create a plan is now

It’s never too late to plan. Even if know you can’t implement anything until later this year or you aren’t sure where exactly your organization is headed after the chaos of last year, it always...

The importance of nonprofit strategic planning during “uncertain” times

Strategic planning during uncertain times may seem like the last thing your nonprofit wants to do or should do. But it is times like now (pandemic, political transitions, etc.) that your...

Ten ways to take care of yourself, your team and your donors in December

While this year has been challenging, there are still some things you can do to take care of you, your team and your donors before the clock strikes midnight on Dec. 31. Before you write the year...

Eight attributes of strong leaders and teams

Throughout my career, I have spent a great deal of time studying leadership. Some of that study was from working and watching my bosses, and the remainder was through reading and listening to...

Dot Org launches “Café” to focus on nonprofit professional development

Normally when I write a blog for Dot Org, I focus on a topic related to leadership and/or the nonprofit sector. But today I’m taking a break from our traditional blog format to talk about several...

A year-end appeal checklist

No, it is not too early to think about your year-end appeal. As a matter of fact, it might be a little late. But, if you haven’t started planning – don’t freak out! The following checklist will...