To adopt an innovative mindset requires leadership that empowers staff and volunteers to solve problems that matter most to executing an organization's mission. Nonprofits stewarding a curious culture, where staff are permitted to question assumptions and constructively challenge the status quo more often produce better innovative results.
When nonprofits thrive in a healthy ecosystem and are deliberate in capacity building over time, it strengthens a nonprofit's ability to deliver its mission.
The benefits of taking a planned approach to your charitable giving is that it allows you to demonstrate your financial commitment to one or more social causes while living within your personal budget. For the charity, it can represent...
Are you feeling like your nonprofit organization is stuck in the proverbial muck, making little to no progress? Maybe one or more of the scenarios ...
This summer marks the 130th anniversary of organized camping in Canada. Founded by the YMCA, the first overnight camp - Big Cove YMCA Camp (NS) - began operating in 1889; and since it's inception, organized camping has grown into a dynamic industry across Canada. Today, overnight camps are more relevant than ever preparing youth for both school and career success. In particular, the nurturing of 21st Century skills.
The value donors bring to charities is both financial and advisory; and if both are managed well charities can place their futures on a more solid footing. To illustrate my point, I share two scenarios:
Designating a portion of the organization’s overhead costs or securing special funding (or gift in kind) for research projects can yield significant return on investment and critical insights to the challenges you are up against. Research can provide new information to help prepare your strategic and operational plans, focus employee performance plans and board governance plans, and to build the case for support for your sustaining campaigns.