Latest Articles & Reports

  • By Chris Bernard,
    January 2016
    Not all enterprise-level accounting solutions are created equal, but most offer the capability to implement the following tips, which originally appeared in a commissioned article in the January 2016 edition of The NonProfit Times.
  • November 2015
    Over the past few years, many people in the nonprofit sector have adopted the Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) approach—the all-in-one database strategy pioneered by the corporate sector. The ability to easily see how all your constituents interact with your organization, and with each other, makes for an ideal vision.
  • September 2015
  • July 2015
  • By Kyle Smith,
    July 2015
    Peer-to-peer fundraising isn’t new. For years, many organizations have engaged supporters to raise funds on their behalf—everyone from staff and volunteers to program participants and current donors. Traditionally, these individual campaigns took the form of walk-a-thons and similar events at which supporters enlist sponsors from their own networks of colleagues, friends, and family. Informally, this kind of distributed fundraising is sometimes called “team,” “a-thon,” or “friend-to-friend” fundraising.
  • June 2015
  • By Dan Rivas,
    June 2015
    The numbers are important—likes, follows, retweets all show that your audience is paying attention—but it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that numbers are the goal when what you really want is bigger. Engagement—interaction that is meaningful and furthers your organization’s impact—is what your communications need to deliver. 
  • By Dan Rivas,
    June 2015
    When advertising or launching a fundraising campaign, you need a place to send your audience to take action or to learn more about your organization. Your website’s homepage might seem like a logical choice, but the size and breadth of the content there can lose or distract viewers. You need a webpage that communicates only what’s important and gives your audience exactly what it needs.
  • April 2015
  • By Amadie Hart and Kyle Henri Andrei ,
    April 2015
    Collaboration is integral to the work done by foundations and nonprofits. This is especially true for boards of directors tasked with working together to guide organizations — but when board members and staff are spread across multiple offices or geographic locations, collaboration is not as easy as sitting around a conference room table. Whether voting on proposed budgets, preparing financial documents or recommendations for upcoming meetings, or evaluating pending grant proposals, sharing documents by email or participating in conference calls is sometimes not enough.