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Entries in Strategy (15)


3 Ways You Can Approach Budgeting Season

We’re heading into yet another contentious budgeting season, and if your nonprofit organization is likely to be affected by federal, state, or local government budget cuts, however drastic, you have three choices. Read on to find out what they are and how you want to respond.

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The Best Approach to Your Business Model? Personalize It.

If your organization’s approach to how you conduct business — and specifically how you generate revenue — could be described as either “more of the same” or “just like everyone’s doing it,” you may have a serious blind spot.

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Legalities of Earned Revenue: What Nonprofit Leaders Need to Know

In a recent survey of nonprofit leaders about earned revenue, 17 percent said understanding the risks and legal issues was important to them. To clear up confusion and provide insights, I turned to my friend and colleague, nonprofit attorney Morgen Cheshire and founder of Cheshire Law Group in Philadelphia to guide us.

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A Closer Look at Nonprofit Mergers & Acquisitions

Q&A with M&A Specialist Kevin Fee. A topic on many nonprofit executive and board members’ minds in recent years is mergers. The decision to strategically consolidate operations with another organization’s and become one organization can be advantageous. I interviewed Kevin Fee who represents human services organizations in mergers and acquisitions to give us an inside scoop.

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Diversity Sounds Better

In honor of International Women’s Day, consider the rich, resonant sound we make when diversity of gender, age, ethnicity, and perspective is part of our lives, communities, and workplaces.

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