3 Reasons Why You (Yes, You!) Need a Strategic Plan

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

“What do you know about strategic planning?”

“Do you think we need a strategic plan?”

“Strategic plans seem like a lot of work to put together.”

Sound familiar? Most of my conversations with board members were a variation on this theme when I worked as a fundraiser: strategic plans sound like a great idea but an awful lot of work.

It’s true that creating a strategic plan involves a combination of meetings, research and writing. But i [...]

Getting Your Board on Board with Donor Management Software

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Everyone in the nonprofit world understands the importance of keeping overhead costs low. In an effort to save money, well-intentioned board members may be opposed to the idea of investing in donor management software. What your board may not know is that refusing to make that investment may actually be costing you money.

To take the leap and commit to a nonprofit CRM solution, you must persuade a majority on the board to add a line item to the organizational budget. Despite the cost-effec [...]