Your annual report: essential, not expensive

For many of us, the words “annual report” suggests a substantial writing/editing assignment and the customary expensive color printing and delivery. Certainly large, institutional-stage nonprofits and corporations often publish stunning, award-winning products with photography or design costs that are probably more than your annual marketing budget. But the truth is, a small or midsize nonprofit’s“Your annual report: essential, not expensive”

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Be brave today

“The only courage you will ever need is the courage to live the life you want,” Oprah Winfrey says. What is courage? Defined literally, it is the ability and willingness to confront fear, pain, danger, uncertainty, or intimidation. Physical courage shows in the face of physical pain, hardship, death, or threat of death, while moral“Be brave today”

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Not every story is a success story

Most lessons or articles on donor cultivation and fundraising include the critical practice of storytelling. If all you’re doing on your web site or in a newsletter is re-stating your mission or reporting data, you’re missing the most compelling tool in your communications toolbox. If your nonprofit is very new or you have not established“Not every story is a success story”

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Strategic thinking in your ED search

Is your nonprofit facing a search for a new executive director? Knowing when to bring in outside help is important. RMA is much more likely to be hired by nonprofits who have struggled with this critical recruitment in the past, otherwise they might think it was simple and try to go it alone. Whether you“Strategic thinking in your ED search”

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