Traditional Feasibility Studies – Are you Wasting Precious Resources?

By Laurie Herrick

It isn’t an unusual occurrence. A not-for-profit organization decides it needs to undertake a major building project, and the board approves a capital campaign – on the condition that they […] Read More

Better Board Meetings

Bored to Brilliant: Better Board Meetings

By Eric Phelps

Ten Steps to More Effective and Ultimately, Better Board Meetings Nonprofit board members commonly complain that board meetings often are boring and unproductive, but implementing a few practices can strengthen […] Read More

The Terrible Twosome of Fundraising: Guilt & Shame

By Eric Phelps

This piece reminds us that berating donors with messages of desperation (“Donate now if you don’t want us to go out of business!) is a poor strategy for securing funds. […] Read More

Better Board Meetings

Flourishing fundraising: a new paradigm

By Eric Phelps

Joe Laur tells me he doesn’t use the word “sustainability” anymore. He nearly loathes it. A leading consultant in the field of environmental sustainability, Joe is also the co-author—with his […] Read More

On track through train-ing

By Eric Phelps

When my son Elijah was around 3, he was obsessed with Thomas the Tank Engine™, a “cheeky” steam train engine that gets into a lot of trouble while working with […] Read More

Moving to need-centric fundraising

By Eric Phelps

In a 1980 holiday episode of M*A*S*H, the supply truck on its way to the 4077th is waylaid. Everyone in the unit is asked to contribute food from their care […] Read More

Swim coaching and leadership coaching for a breakthrough

By Laurie Herrick

This year, I decided to get some coaching for a breakthrough in my swimming.  I’ve been a runner for many years now, and I really enjoy biking as well. I’ve […] Read More