Maybe less really is more

It’s time for a true confession. For years I tortured my husband by putting him through an annual goal setting exercise. He’s probably rolling his eyes as he reads this. Heavy sigh. I was the one who told him that a new year was coming, and we needed to set individual professional goals, health goals, […] Read more

Dec, 31, 2019


Our Gift to You: Holiday Survival Tips & Self-Care Gems

Feeling frazzled, like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Wishing you could truly embrace the joy of the season without the long work hours, last-minute fundraising push and year-end wrap up of projects? If this sounds like you, you’re not alone. This can be a daunting time of year. And not just at work. […] Read more

Dec, 01, 2019


Tips and Ideas to End Your Year Strong

Giving thanks, holiday lights, baking and gift shopping… these are just a few of the things this time of year brings (not to mention stress!).  It also brings with it year-end fundraising campaigns, wrapping up unfinished projects, and making plans for what’s to come. As you look towards the end of the year and what […] Read more

Nov, 18, 2019


Nonprofit Boards: Are they all broken?

If we’re being real, we have to admit that it sometimes feels like all nonprofit boards are broken. An exaggeration? Perhaps. Lately, though, many of our friends and colleagues in the nonprofit sector have reached out to the PiP team hoping we can put on our superhero capes and come to the rescue. If only […] Read more

Aug, 19, 2019


Navigating the Organizational Culture Iceberg

How often have you heard someone say how important, even urgent, it is for you to create a strong culture for your organization? Organizational Culture Model by Edgar Schein An organization’s culture exists at three levels: 1.       Visible artifacts:  Artifacts include any tangible, overt or verbally identifiable elements in any organization. Architecture, furniture, dress code, […] Read more

Aug, 01, 2019


Vulnerability Has Its Benefits

When you search for “vulnerability and nonprofits” on the Internet, there are a number of articles that pop up. Most of these have to do with risk management or financial vulnerability. Those are certainly two important topics for all nonprofits to consider, and it’s also a limited perspective on a pretty deep topic. When you […] Read more

Jul, 01, 2019


Your Mid-Year Tune-Up

Summer is almost here, and if you’re anything like us, our minds are on longer carefree days and, of course, vacations! When we’re not escaping to our favorite beach, camping at our secret getaway, or savoring delicious ice cream cones, we have found it to be an ideal time to do a mid-year check-in with […] Read more

Jun, 03, 2019


Turnabout Is Fair Play

Last month we covered the taboo topic of those less than perfect funders in your lives and their often painful grant processes that drive you a bit nutty. Well, the tables are turned this month, so hold on tight as we talk about a different perspective. If you’re a funder joining us, we hope you […] Read more

Mar, 26, 2019


Telling Funders What’s Really on Your Mind

If you are a nonprofit professional involved in any part of grant writing, this post is for you! Grab your favorite beverage, a stress ball, and enjoy an exaggerated and borderline irreverent blog rant…with a cool resource you’ll want to be aware of! Have you found yourself gritting your teeth lately as you write a […] Read more

Feb, 24, 2019


What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Whether or not you like the Tina Turner song, What’s Love Got to Do With It?, this is a question you’ll want to think about if you haven’t yet. And how do chicken nuggets relate to any of this? Check out professional fundraising consultant Simon Scriver as he connects it all in his TED Talk. […] Read more

Jan, 22, 2019


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