Consulting with nonprofits on strategic planning and organizational development, I’ve seen how succession planning has emerged as a very important task for the board and executive leadership. Succession planning involves developing talent within an organization to assume higher levels of responsibility, as well as identifying a plan for seamless continuity when the executive director/CEO leaves.
Nashville, TN (January 8, 2015) — CharityChannel Press, the publishing project of the CharityChannel professional community, is celebrating the opening of its new headquarters in Nashville by hosting a one-day Nashville fundraising conference January 14, featuring a lineup of several authors of books in its popular In the Trenches book series.
Many nonprofit staffers dream about going to “the other side,” as a nonprofit consultant. There are many real challenges in making that leap, and even once you do, the career choice entails continuous learning around both the content of your consulting as well as business acumen. The idea of running a business is quite foreign […]
Do you dream of going to the office in yoga pants, waking up whenever you want and working from anywhere? Of course besides the obvious benefits of being your own boss, when you’re a grant consultant you also have the luxury of naming your own salary, deciding who you want to work with, and choosing […]
Whether we are consultants who work at home or employees in large fundraising departments, many of us feel like we work alone. But how alone are we really when the online communities seem to be ever-expanding? Are those connections real and if so, why do we all still feel so alone? The Grants Professional Association […]
What to look for…and what to avoid There may well come a time in the life of your nonprofit organization when you lack either the staff capacity or expertise to complete a relevant grant proposal. What should you do? You may decide to hire a grant writing consultant…but then what? Unless you are fortunate enough to be familiar […]
As a management consultant to nonprofit organizations, I’ve become interested in how managers of nonprofit organizations go about the process of searching online for members of my profession. The more I’ve thought about it and looked into it, the more of a mystery it seems to be. Many nonprofits need help with strategic planning and other managerial […]
True professionals are always looking for ways to improve their practice, to be more effective and to keep abreast of new trends which could affect their work. Nonprofit professional work can often be lonely, with few opportunities to exchange ideas with others who have similar backgrounds and responsibilities. While there are many online networks and […]
For many years, funders of charitable organizations have encouraged nonprofits to address more of their time and resources towards: Articulation and implementation of a clear vision and business plan Capacity Building Achieving a better return on investment on their charitable dollars More focus on long term sustainability Avoidance of unnecessary duplication with what is offered […]
As a member of the non-profit sector, talented, committed, and knowledgeable people constantly surround me. What amuses me is how frequently their knowledge shifts in accordance with the organizations they are committed to. I cannot count the number of workshops or seminars I have attended with the same groups of people who show up working […]