A monthly checklist

Often when RMA is meeting with a new nonprofit client and we are beginning our work together, reviewing the essential characteristics of the organization’s mission, board, operations, funding, and so on, we also discover that certain housekeeping or logistical matters are neglected. It’s natural and nothing to be embarrassed by; especially in growth-stage nonprofits where […]

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Best practices: ShelterBox in the Philippines

The unfolding news of the horrific tragedy of Typhoon Haiyan continues, with dire needs in the Philippines just beginning to be addressed as public and nonprofit organizations move frantically to reduce the misery and additional loss of life. The devastation is overwhelming, even by current standards. Many ask why is relief is taking so long, […]

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Listen to the people you serve

This week’s edition of the Chronicle of Philanthropy explores some of the changes that are coming in the way that leading watchdog Charity Navigator is evaluating, and awarding its noted four-star system to, nonprofits. “Long lambasted for the way it focuses too much on financial criteria like how much an organization spends on overhead, Charity […]

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Working remotely–pros and cons

When the top executive at Yahoo famously announced earlier this year that she was requiring all employees to work from company offices, the dialogue on both sides—in favor of working remotely, and in defense of the conventional office setting—was fast and furious. There are significant arguments to be made for both points of view, of […]

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