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A 360-Degree Organizational Assessment (Article)
A 360-Degree Organizational Assessment is a tool for gathering information that can be used to help senior management and board members gain a better understanding of how your organization is doing, to... (posted October 9, 2018)

What should you delegate? (Article)
According to Stanford University, 72% of chief executives need to improve their delegation skills. [1] Delegation is one of the hardest things for a leader to do, even though it can be a win-win for everyone... (posted August 28, 2017)

Fostering a Culture of Philanthropy in your Organization (Article)
“At the heart of every organization is its people. They create the culture and determine the direction that the organization takes, so if the people are not bought in to the fundraising process, then... (posted August 15, 2017)

Build a Board that likes to fundraise (Article)
When board members are engaged in fundraising, organizations raise more money. [1] However, it can be really hard to engage your board in fundraising activities. There are a number of potential barriers... (posted July 11, 2017)

Help your donors help you better (Article)
Most organizations seek to cultivate regular donors, that is, people who donate a constant amount at regular intervals, like $50 per month. But what if I told you that the same $50 a month could provide... (posted May 25, 2017)

The Canadian charity sector loses at least $12 MILLION a year to fraud. Are you sure you’re not exposing yourself to risk? (Article)
Consider this: * 5-7% of gross annual revenue in all non-profits gets lost to fraud [1] * If an organization cannot pay its debt, the members of the Board of Directors can be held personally responsible... (posted May 17, 2017)

Keys to Effective Delegation (Article)
“The surest way for an executive to kill himself is to refuse to learn how, and when, and to whom to delegate work.” – James Cash Penney, founder of the J.C. Penney retail chain. Delegation is... (posted April 18, 2017)

How to Engage your Board in Fundraising (Article)
Today’s post is cross-posted from Mena Gainpaulsingh, CEO of Purposeful Fundraising, a fundraising consultancy which works with organizations to increase their fundraising capacity, connect deeply with... (posted March 9, 2017)

How to Realize Every Objective in Your Strategic Plan by Avoiding Assponsibility! (Article)
Today’s post is cross-posted from Procope Consulting, a local organization which provides business advisory services to not-for-profit organizations. We are very grateful for their contribution. Please... (posted February 2, 2017)

Strategic Planning Framework (Article)
All organizations should have a strategy in place for how they will achieve their mission. Your plan should articulate specific goals and describe the action steps and resources needed to accomplish them.... (posted September 20, 2016)