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Having your organization’s books in order is crucial, especially after the year-end giving season. Learn a few nonprofit accounting best practices here.
If this is a source of stress for you, you are certainly not alone. But you should know that it doesn’t have to be a continual pain point.
By Jen Pendleton, vice-president, Aly Sterling Philanthropy
Don’t worry, this isn’t another article about the strategic plan that sits on the proverbial shelf.
But it is an article about the BoardSource study, Leading With Intent 2017, that reports that “boards are not fully engaging in strategy.”
Let that statement sink in for a minute. If you’re a board member or executive director, this is probably not surprising. The truth is…
At ASP, our consultation is based on industry best practices and personal knowledge gleaned from decades of combined experience in the nonprofit world.
However, we recognize that the world of nonprofits and fundraising is always evolving. In order to stay on top emerging opportunities and challenges, we routinely review new research published about the sector.
Last year was an interesting year, and our research highlights below bring the proof. We’ve organized the information under five key themes. In addition to the overviews and sources, we’ve included key takeaways that you can apply to your own program. Happy reading!
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Let us help you integrate GIFT Vll into your organizational capacity. We are pleased to offer expert guidance as you engage your community to assess and expand internal capacity to meet evolving local needs.
By Jen Pendleton, vice president-Indiana, Aly Sterling Philanthropy
Fall is just beginning and now is the perfect time to take stock of your annual goals and progress to meeting them, as well as your plan and budget for 2019.
Why? Our friends at Bloomerang tell us that 50% of nonprofits receive a majority of their donations between October and December.
Plan for your nonprofit’s next leadership transition with our succession planning guide.
It’s been said that death and taxes are the only certainties in life. We say change is another. And for nonprofits, specifically, it’s leadership change. Don’t let a staff or board vacancy send your organization off course. Read on for more information about succession planning and related resources…
When a key executive, staff or board member departs from your nonprofit, weathering the transition can be a balancing act. On one hand, your team will need to keep moving full speed ahead on your fundraising projects. On the other hand, without this important...
When a nonprofit loses their executive director, the transition can be tough to weather. So much of a nonprofit’s identity is wrapped up in how this leader is perceived by the public, as well as how they shape the organization’s culture internally. Without a strong,...
Taking on the challenge of improving your nonprofit’s fundraising strategy may seem daunting. After all, it can be tough to keep track of all the moving parts in your organization and even tougher to help guide them to work together. Want to get ahead? Try improving...
Before coming close to achieving your fundraising goals as a nonprofit, you need to take the time to carefully develop an effective fundraising strategy. It is not enough just to hope that donors will give to your organization: without an in-depth understanding of...
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