Now is the time to start your individual giving program

  There are nearly 87,000 grant-making foundations in the U.S. and they give more than $60 billion every year. While these numbers sound amazing and explain why your board, volunteers and staff...

Annual fund planning in January - WHAT?!

You rushed around in November to get an annual fund appeal out the door. I’m guessing that the last thing you want to think about right now is your next annual fund appeal. I mean, you’ve got...

Big plans, small budget  

Small businesses, start-ups and nonprofits are always balancing big ideas with small budgets. But they must often look at the best way to use their budget. Here are some ways to use a small budget...

Planning in the midst of a chaotic world

I am a planner. I don’t do well operating in chaos or uncertainty. But in my line of work, my days are never the same and I constantly need to be flexible and creative. Therefore, I had to find...