Ethical Challenges and Choices

Dear Friends, When describing the nonprofit sector in America people use different terms such as charitable, voluntary, third, civil society sector, amongst others. Frequently people call our sector the ethical sector, and I believe that many of our organizations set high ethical standards and act on them. However, there are always challenges and issues that arise that […]

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Non-Conformists as Leaders

Dear Friends, This is the weirdest and most unusual election for president that I have seen. Here we have the front running republican nominee leading the most successful entertainment show in the media, ticking everyone off who does not support him, while gaining power and strength every time people are angry with him. On the democratic side you […]

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The truth about nonprofit advocacy

Dear Friends, February 24th was a consequential day for the Denver community. For almost 12 hours, hundreds of homeless advocates, supporters and stakeholders testified in front of the Colorado House Committee on Local Government in support of the “Homeless Bill of Rights”. The hearing room was packed, to the point of standing room only, and another room […]

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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 […]

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