Invest in Fundraising….You won’t Regret It

Invest in Fundraising….You won’t Regret It

A strong infrastructure — internal departments and the overhead spending to back them — are the life’s blood of the business world. A strong infrastructure is just good business, and nonprofits cannot escape this fact. Yet, nonprofits tend to underfund their overhead...
Travel Log: 3 Appearances, 3 Cities, 15 Days

Travel Log: 3 Appearances, 3 Cities, 15 Days

Three conferences in one month. One on the east coast of the U.S. One on the west coast of the U.S., and one in Nepal. I am still catching my breath. The month began with the Safe Children Coalition Conference in Sarasota, FL, where I co-presented with the Children’s...
Director of Development: How to Find and Retain One

Director of Development: How to Find and Retain One

3 Experts Weigh In When it comes to finding and retaining a qualified, competent Director of Development, the nonprofit industry faces its fair share of challenges. There seems to be a revolving door for these folks, whose average tenure with a nonprofit is about 24...
Update Your Business Plan Today

Update Your Business Plan Today

Every venture needs a good, current business plan—even nonprofits. This month, Sharity examines the importance of nonprofit business planning and discusses why having no business plan is not an option. Update Your Business Plan Today Last month, we talked about the...
Grant Planning

Grant Planning

Reflecting on the past for future success ‘Tis the season for grant planning, and just like Ebenezer Scrooge, we are being visited by the ghosts of grant pursuits past and present in order to see our future. One element of a nonprofit’s comprehensive fund development...