Helping Committees Do Good Work: 12 Great Tips

12 Nonprofit Board Committees Best Practices: Helping Committees Do Good Work

Many NPOs have difficulty relying on their board committees to function well. Too often, committees fail to accomplish their goals because they have little or no training to work together, cooperatively and effectively. Leaving unanswered questions such as: How should committees be structured? How should the committee meetings be managed? And how can committees work …

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Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for Nonprofit CEOs

The challenges of nonprofit leadership require a particular skillset. For instance, imagine working in an organization where you are responsible for overall administration and performance but not setting the organization’s strategic plan and significant goals. Furthermore, imagine working in an organization where a vast majority of your workers are not paid any remuneration. Meaning that …

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10 Best Practices For Nonprofit Membership Retention

Annually, Canadians give $14 billion to registered nonprofit organizations. For this reason, members are naturally one of the vital keys to success if you’re looking to sustain and grow your association. However, the problem is that many nonprofits make the mistake of prioritizing finding new members instead of ensuring their existing ones are happy. So …

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To Obtain the Best Possible Performance, Read This Nonprofit Board Policy Manual Carefully and Thoroughly

That counsel was printed on the cover of the booklet that sat atop a stereo system that I recently purchased. “To obtain the best possible performance read the manual – ‘carefully and thoroughly.” Read the manual – an unfamiliar concept to most of us when we purchase new equipment – even more alien when it …

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The Ultimate Guide to the Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process

One of the most significant differences between for-profit and not-for-profit organizations is in how they gauge organizational achievement. In for-profit organizations, success is often measured by the organization’s stakeholders simply by looking at the “profit” generated by the organization. For publicly-traded companies, success is frequently tied to the share price of the organization’s stock. It …

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Nonprofit Website Accessibility Advice, Guidelines & Best Practices

Nonprofit Organizations need to optimize their website accessibility to better connect with their community, but more critically, it’s now a legal requirement for many companies and organizations depending on the size of the nonprofit, location and if the website is new or being significantly updated. However, we understand that if you’re new to understanding website …

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How To Improve Website Accessibility To Connect With Your Community

Optimizing Nonprofits’ Websites for Accessibility and Funding

In this episode of the Strategic Nonprofit podcast, our host Trista sits down with David Pisarek, Chief Digital Aficionado at Wow Digital Inc., to discuss how Nonprofit Organizations can optimize their website accessibility to improve funding, tips on designing your website to increase donations and the fundamentals of responsive websites. Next time you want to go …

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Optimizing Digital Fundraising with Tim Kachuriak

Optimizing Digital Fundraising with Tim Kachuriak

In this episode of the Strategic Nonprofit podcast, our host Trista sits down with Tim Kachuriak to discuss digital fundraising strategies and the age-old question: “What makes people give?” Tim shares how nonprofits can increase donations through effective email marketing campaigns and refining the messaging of your mission. Join Trista and Tim as they cover: …

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Good Financial Management Practices for Conquering 2021 with Thomas Kriens

Nonprofit Financial Management Practices for Conquering 2021 with Thomas Kriens

In this episode of the Strategic Nonprofit podcast, Trista McIver sits down with Thomas Kriens to discuss nonprofit financial management best practices to help them thrive in 2021 and beyond. Healthy organizations apply good financial management practices that ensure stability, flexibility and safety so that they can continue to positively impact the communities and individuals …

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How To Update Your Nonprofit’s Code Of Ethics

Is your current code of ethics still relevant during these unprecedented times? Your nonprofit’s code of ethics is a set of principles (e.g. values statement) that affects decision making. This is similar to, but different from, your code of conduct, which governs specific actions. Together, both codes play an important role in setting the ethical …

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