Supporters have a life cycle, too

Understanding where your nonprofit is on a life cycle curve is an extremely useful way to appreciate various challenges you’re experiencing, both strategic and tactical. From founding to just a small board to growing toward having a paid staff and building program capacity, knowing the implications of life cycle theory can be essential to your“Supporters have a life cycle, too”

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Volunteering–Beyond the bottom line

When you’re building a relationship with a business who will potentially sponsor and otherwise help fund your operations, it’s a well-known fact that involving their employees as volunteers will create a much stronger, lasting bond between your two organizations. Nonprofit professionals who study and pursue best practices in the process of recruiting, training, retaining, and“Volunteering–Beyond the bottom line”

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Quotes about our life’s work

We came across a thought-provoking quotation the other day, “The work you do when you procrastinate is probably the work you should be doing for the rest of your life,” attributed to a woman named Jessica Hische. Inspired by that fresh thought, here are some more classic words of wisdom about work. Perhaps one or“Quotes about our life’s work”

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Where are the boundaries?

Do you ever feel like something in your relationship with another person just “isn’t right” or the culture in a small group, or even an entire department, feels unproductive? One way to consider what might be causing problems is through the filter of boundaries—literal, figurative, cultural, personal, and so on. The definition of a boundary“Where are the boundaries?”

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