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Characters Who Capture the Audience

Characters Who Capture the Audience

Maybe it's because Valentine's Day is this month and love stories are on our mind here at PiP. Not your typical love stories, though. We're talking about stories where your target audience forms an attachment to one of the main characters in your organization's story....

Are you productive or effective?

Are you productive or effective?

As 2020 came to a close, not only did I do the happy dance (didn’t we all?!),  but I also took some time to get organized for the year ahead. From time to time people tell me that I’m organized. If I don’t furrow my eyebrows or look at them like an alien, I almost...

Your Shared Leadership Agenda: Fewer Sleepless Nights in 2021

Your Shared Leadership Agenda: Fewer Sleepless Nights in 2021

What keeps you up at night? As a nonprofit leader, we’re guessing it isn’t just one thing. Cash flow issues? Staff morale? An unengaged Board? Donor retention? Technology headaches? Program and service delivery when demand has increased exponentially? Or perhaps...

A holiday gift that won’t add pounds, except to your brain

A holiday gift that won’t add pounds, except to your brain

The holidays are upon us (this really feels like the longest shortest year ever, doesn’t it?), and I’ve been contemplating a gift I could give to our loyal PiP clients, followers, and friends. Since I haven’t hit the lottery yet, the large donations will have to wait...

The Year of The Pivot and What That Means for 2021

The Year of The Pivot and What That Means for 2021

The year of 2020 has been all about the pivot. Pivoting our lives and our work places. Shifting our mindset. Changing the way we do most things—socializing, connecting, and learning to name a few. Nobody would argue that it’s been beyond tough. Change isn’t for wimps,...

The Secret Sauce of a Strong Board Chair-ED Partnership

The Secret Sauce of a Strong Board Chair-ED Partnership

Perhaps it’s because I’m hungry while writing this, but I can’t seem to stop thinking about sauce—more particularly, the secret sauce of nonprofits that rise above the rest. Any of us tied to the sector could probably make an argument for what propels some nonprofits...

So, You Want to Join a Board?

So, You Want to Join a Board?

While many things that used to be our "normal" have changed since the onset of the pandemic, one thing hasn't changed. Nonprofits need high performing Boards with committed, passionate, skilled board members. Imagine for a moment a Board that strategically recruits...

Have you been infiltrated by philanthrokids yet?

Have you been infiltrated by philanthrokids yet?

GenZs (think those born after 1997) are known as the philanthrokid generation. This generation is a sucker for a good social cause and dreams of making a difference in the world. This is the generation that reads a few sentences off of Humans of New York, feel...

Just Do It More

Just Do It More

During these times of constant change and all of us feeling unsettled, we recognize there are higher levels of fear and anxiety than ever before. We get it. And trust us when we say you're not alone. We're all navigating these waters (or shall we say tidal waves)...