Category Archives: Technical Assistance

Missed Opportunities and Mistakes: What Does Your 990 Reveal About Your Organization?

Posted on by David Gray, President, Finance Arts, LLC

I am constantly amazed when I see nonprofit organizations that work so hard to define themselves in terms of quality, artistry and customer service, simultaneously pay insufficient attention to opportunities to communicate about their organizational mission and infrastructure when completing … Continue reading

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The Best Way To Make Sure You Actually Implement Your Strategic Plan

Posted on by Allison Trimarco, Principal of Creative Capacity, LLC

Follow Mary Poppins’ Advice… Is there a strategic plan in the bottom of your desk drawer, taking up space and chastising you every time you look into that dark corner? Don’t be ashamed – you’re not alone. But in the … Continue reading

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You’ve Always Had the Power…

Posted on by David Grant, former President and CEO, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Teaching something does not necessarily mean it will be learned.  It matters a lot what is already in potential learners’ heads (prior knowledge, understandings, misunderstandings, experiences, assumptions, beliefs).  And just as importantly it matters why they think they are there … Continue reading

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Strong Boards = Strong Nonprofits

Posted on by Wendy Liscow

I can’t think of a single nonprofit organizational challenge that wouldn’t be improved by having a strong board of trustees who are fully aware of their roles and responsibilities and implements them with wisdom, respect for staff roles, and confidence.  … Continue reading

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Board/Executive Director Relationships

Posted on by Laura Otten, Executive Director, The Nonprofit Center at LaSalle University

Relationships can be challenging. Nowhere is that more true than the relationship between the executive director, the board president and the rest of the board. When it is all working, life can be beautiful; and when it isn’t, life becomes … Continue reading

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