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


Forget Your New Year’s Resolutions

Yes, we said it. Forget your New Year’s resolutions. Whew! Do you feel better? We sure do. Seriously, though, we can all probably relate to setting a few really lofty resolutions or perhaps a long, never-ending list of things we want to accomplish this year. The reality is that these often don’t last nor do […] Read more

Dec, 24, 2018


What exactly is an editorial calendar anyway?

What exactly is an editorial calendar? Ask three different people and you’ll probably get three different answers. That’s what makes it important to ask the right person. PiP has our own share of communications experts, but every now and then, we like to look beyond our work into what others are sharing. One of our […] Read more

Oct, 22, 2018


Feeling the heat in your workplace?

We’ve all been there. We’re in a heated conversation, and our temperature is rising. Within 10 minutes, a routine issue turns it into an emotional arm wrestling match, with raised voices and bruised egos. This type of situation is all too common on teams–whether we’re talking a department at your nonprofit or a Board-CEO exchange. […] Read more

Aug, 09, 2018


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