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1812, 2017

Top Tips for Nonprofits 2018

December 18th, 2017|Categories: Merle's Blog|

How will you make 2018 your best year? Here are 5 tips that will get you started. Each one is easy and free so no excuses! You'll see quick results and that feels good. but, maybe even more importantly, they will get you and everyone else thinking creatively. Let's get started: Gather miracles. Everyday your work creates stories of success. Pay attention to them so you can share them. They [...]

1712, 2017

Year End Giving #2

December 17th, 2017|Categories: Merle's Blog|

A dime doesn't cut it anymore. How do you get your share of year-end giving? Maximize your gifts by sharing your little victories. Most organizations wait for the big story but every little victory, every move towards your vision, should be shared. When you create a culture of gathering and sharing little miracles you build the support of many. Some of them will give you a thousand. Share that miracle.

1512, 2017

Diversify Your Organization

December 15th, 2017|Categories: Merle's Blog|

We’ve been talking about diversity for a long time. Yet nonprofit leadership isn’t very diverse. It’s time to get it right. Diversify your organization. I’d like to think that nonprofits would be ahead of the curve on this issue but studies show otherwise. …42 percent of the organizations we surveyed are led by female executive directors, 87 percent of all executive directors or presidents were white, and there was only [...]

1412, 2017

A New Way to Work

December 14th, 2017|Categories: Merle's Blog|

As I explore the challenges and opportunities you have I see a bright future. Despite any political or economic factors there is an unprecedented excitement in the nonprofit community. What follows is a series of thoughts and suggestions on how we might proceed. It is not a checklist to be done in a week or a month, but an ongoing process and an awareness of what is possible and how [...]

1312, 2017

Social Enterprise

December 13th, 2017|Categories: Merle's Blog|

What happened to the simple choice between for-profit and non-profit? There are many more options now and lots of new terminology: social enterprise, social innovation, social entrepreneurship, for benefit, social venture. Once upon a time you existed for social good or you existed to make money. It’s not so clear anymore. Visionary nonprofit leaders are paying attention to the blurring lines (   even if the terminology remains fuzzy). A [...]

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