The Way to Build Impactful Networks and Coalitions

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Creating a network/coalition seems like a good idea, until it finds itself with members ready to duke it out over crudites and hummus. I’m an impact freak, and as such believe the truest way to accomplish impact is to do it collectively. Harnessing and leveraging diversity in perspective, expertise, funding, resources and exposure. However. To […]

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The Dangers With a For-profit and Nonprofit Hybrid Structure

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Every so often, a group of us sit down with folks from the IRS Exempt Orgs Section and chat. Talk about upcoming developments, things the IRS sees and for us to watch out for. In June, there was a lengthy discussion on structuring for-profit/nonprofit hybrid structures that stuck out to me.  One, it’s interesting the IRS is seeing so […]

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8 Ways To Recruit and Keep More Volunteers For Your Fundraising Events 

  We’re deep into the season of pumpkin spice and end of year pushes. So if you’re looking for ways to recruit (and keep)  volunteers for fundraising events you’ll want to read Jeremy’s 8 tips.  I’d like to give a big thanks to Jeremy  for whipping up this piece. You can find more articles on […]

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Want to Fundraise Successfully? Use Human Service Design.

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Originally appearing on Medium…. Why does it feel like it’s getting harder and harder to raise money? Well, because it is. Our little networked world sets an incalculable number of charities at the feet of donors; ripe for the choosing. Which means fundraisers have to be a tad more thoughtful than a parking lot table […]

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5 Big Bylaw Blunders (Try Saying That 3 Times)

                          As I look forward to a weekend of Bylaw reading and revisions, I started thinking about some of the mistakes I see. They range depending on the organization’s size, field and expertise of its ED. But I almost always see one of […]

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