What keeps you awake at night?

Do you sometimes toss and turn at night, unable to shake off the stresses of your professional role in the nonprofit sector? You’re not alone. Several weeks ago, Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Cody Switzer asked sector leaders via Twitter to describe “what keeps them up at night,” what is worrying them most right now in their“What keeps you awake at night?”

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Conducting a SWOT

For several decades a favored measurement tool for businesses of all sizes in addition to nonprofit organizations, a SWOT (“strengths-weaknesses-opportunities-threats”) exercise is a group process that provides a baseline assessment that is a snapshot in time of current status. It can be very helpful because the four-part formula is generally easily understood, with strengths and“Conducting a SWOT”

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The power of a strategic plan . . . is almost magic!

Do you ever wish you had the proverbial “magic wand?” In one grand sweep, you could raise more money, energize your board, motivate and reward staff, get more grants, and accomplish more lasting good through your programs. Guess what? The magic wand you dream of may actually be within reach. It’s called a three-year strategic“The power of a strategic plan . . . is almost magic!”

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