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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...

Nonprofit Boards: Are they all broken?

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...

Navigating the Organizational Culture Iceberg

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.      ...

Vulnerability Has Its Benefits

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...

Your Mid-Year Tune-Up

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...

Turnabout Is Fair Play

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...

Telling Funders What’s Really on Your Mind

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...