Why Strategy is the First Step in Fundraising

These days, most nonprofits worry about fundraising because the economy is in a slump. Donors want to know how their contributions matter within an organization. Grants, particularly for smaller nonprofits, are difficult to come by. Building a strategic path is integral to fundraising. It’s the first step a board takes in defining or course correcting the mission statement. Strategy articulates the mission by setting goals and determining the resources needed to reach those goals in the most … [Read more...]

Measurement is Second Nature

  In our everyday lives, we measure. We compare our work out performance over time. We go to a party and compare our appearance to someone else. We've done this type of measurement so long that it’s become second nature. When it comes to our organizations, why does it seem hard to figure out what to measure? What good does it really do? How can small nonprofits with overworked staffs find the time to do this? Strategy creation and measuring programs are important components in … [Read more...]