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Data Visualization: Wielding Your Secret Weapons

In the first article in this series, Let’s Use Florence Nightingale’s Secret Weapons, we saw how nonprofit practitioners have two “secret” weapons: the data packed away in databases and spreadsheets and the visual superpowers of the organization’s staff and board members, funders, clients, participants, visitors . . . indeed any human being involved in the organization. Data visualization (aka data viz) capitalizes on our visual superpowers and puts our data to work. Now that you know what your secret weapons are, how best to use them?

Stephen Nill

CharityChannel Relaunches its Famous Discussion Lists

One of my forever-resolutions is to increase engagement of the CharityChannel professional community. One of the best ways to do that is to get everyone talking shop with each other. So, as you can imagine, I’m pleased to announce that CharityChannel has relaunched its award-winning email-based discussion forums, once again running on L-Soft’s industry-leading LISTSERV(r) software.

Stephen C. Nill, JD

Can You Help Answer These Five Questions about Nonprofit Boards?

As a practitioner, you no doubt have access to board leaders for your organization and maybe even serve on a board or two. Would you ask them to take an online survey sponsored by the Alliance of Nonprofit Management?

Let’s Use Florence Nightingale’s Secret Weapons

As nonprofit professionals, you and I would do well to borrow some strategies from Florence Nightingale’s playbook. She skillfully deployed two “secret weapons” that nonprofit managers and fundraisers today also can use to great effect.

Stephen C. Nill, JD

Do your peers consider you a master practitioner?

For the next few minutes, I want you to suspend all modesty and answer this question: Do your peers consider you a master practitioner? Do you?

Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE

Who Develops and Implements the Plan?

So, how does the busy development officer find time for planning and who will implement the plan once it’s done? By involving the right people in developing the plan and then implementing it, the development office can move forward in a timely manner and provide a framework for evaluating all their programs. Many times, we…