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Entries in Strategy (34)

Tuesday
Jun192018

Which end of the telescope do you use?

Today’s entrepreneurial nonprofit leader, the subject of an upcoming event with the same name, is operating way above the day-to-day. In fact along with their telescopes aimed out far, they’re supplementing with drone camera imagery, filling in the details of the landscape to make bold—and sometimes uncomfortable decisions—for the organization.

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Friday
Jun152018

A performance check-up

Where might you have grown comfortable with your performance? Where might you have not noticed that you are capable of more or better ways of operating — running or growing an organization or even living our life?

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Wednesday
May232018

Your budgeting blind spots

Whether you represent a business or nonprofit organization, budgeting season is (or nearly is) upon us. Too often organizations have budgeting blind spots that can throw monkey wrenches into strategies.

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Tuesday
Apr032018

10 reasons to consider earned revenue to supplement and grow unrestricted surplus revenue

Nonprofit organizations often have a big problem when they try to generate revenue. Most nonprofits rely too heavily on donations and other forms of philanthropic revenue. That can be risky, because philanthropy is based somewhat on whim. The donor has to want to give the nonprofit money. If they don’t feel like giving, the non-profit’s revenue dries up. Securing foundation grants and government contracts can feel equally capricious. So what’s an organization to do? Consider earned income to supplement these important sources of revenue. Here are 10 reasons to consider diversifying your revenue through earned sources.

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Monday
Mar262018

Create stronger systems through collaboration

Collaboration is an increasingly important activity in our modern world. The best collaborations begin with getting the right people together.

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