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Listening to understand…could that be the first step?

Listening to understand…could that be the first step?

My emotions these past couple of weeks have been all over the map, as I’m sure yours have been, too. Frustration. Anger. Self-doubt. Shame. And an occasional ray of hope. I’ve processed the events and the emotions with close friends and family. I’m still processing...

Getting Unstuck with an ABN Analysis

Getting Unstuck with an ABN Analysis

All of us have times where we feel stuck. We reach a decision or turning point in our lives and we don’t know what to do. Sound familiar? You're not alone! A few years ago I was looking to learn, grow and make a big leap with my business. In many ways I was at a...

Advice to Funders during COVID-19

Advice to Funders during COVID-19

Grant cycles put on hold. Funding being re-directed to organizations on the front lines of COVID-19. Re-evaluating giving priorities. These are just a few of the messages nonprofits have seen or heard from grant makers since the start of this pandemic. In a world of...

Resources for Nonprofit Leaders during Uncertain Times

Resources for Nonprofit Leaders during Uncertain Times

These are unprecedented times for all of us, and nonprofit professionals, in particular, are balancing many moving parts. From the nonprofit leaders we’ve spoken to over the last several days, you are responding to higher client needs and demands, shifting to remote...

Nonprofit Love Stories

Nonprofit Love Stories

We generally don’t get sappy unless it has to do with fur babies, but we’re breaking our own rules this February. In honor of the month of love, we want to share a few inspiring stories with you that show love at its greatest in the nonprofit sector. Sometimes board...

Maybe less really is more

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...

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

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...

Tips and Ideas to End Your Year Strong

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...