Diversifying revenue is a good idea for many organizations; however, implementing diversification is not a one size fits all solution for every organization. This tutorial looks into when, why, and how your organization can benefit from diversifying revenue sources.
COVID-19 has spotlighted the need for organizations to develop emergency succession plans. This resource provides a roadmap and Emergency ED Succession Plan Template to create a plan for your organization.
We are operating during unprecedented times and it is difficult to know what the scope and impact from COVID-19 will be. However, your organization can prepare for the unknown impact and changes now and adjust as needed when more is known and revealed. This tutorial walks you through critical steps and scenario planning to take now to prepare for the uncertainty ahead.
Nonprofit budgets must be based on realistic revenue forecasts. Here are some principles and procedures for developing them.
Positive and collaborative executive director and board relationships are always important, but in times of crisis, they are more than ever. This resource offers suggestions for board members on how to effectively support and maximize their impact with executive directors and organizations during times like COVID-19.
For Executive Directors to be successful, Boards may support but must let EDs lead in all the core functions they were hired to do, including staff management. This resource offers approaches and suggestions for Boards and EDs to work effectively through staff management and inter-staff conflict.
Formally adopting a strategic plan is one of the most fundamental responsibilities of a board of directors. This resource reviews the process between the planning committee, staff, and board from review to adoption of your new strategic plan.
This resource, provided by Resource Media, provides insight to the environmental community on how to reach out to constituents and the public around the critical issues they work on while still recognizing the challenges we are all facing. This website resource will help guide organizations to address the question, “How can conservationists and public lands advocates […]
Shared Allocation is the process of spreading your shared expenses such as rent and utilities across your programs and other cost centers. By using shared allocation, each program shows its full costs. This toolkit shows you why this is important and how to do it.
A calendar developed at the start of the year captures both ongoing/recurring board responsibilities as well as new initiatives. By anticipating upcoming tasks, it helps committees plan their work, helps board leaders design board agendas and helps staff prepare
Use this checklist every time you draft an appeal to make sure it hits all the right notes so that your donors and prospects will be singing your tune and sending their gifts.
The flow chart in this resource shows how a Board member can meaningfully contribute to building your organization’s “friend” base, leading to more supporters while increasing connection between your Board and Staff through their Friendraising work.
A committee list for boards, including responsibilities and/or activities for each activity. This resource offers job descriptions for 15 committees to adapt for your own organization.
Major gift work is a highly personalized form of fundraising that can be difficult to systematize. The success of your major gifts effort is dependent on authentic relationships with your donors, and it’s difficult to script the authentic conversations that make up a real relationships. The following flow chart and corresponding scripts are a great […]
Use this Sample document as a template for recruiting board members to your organization. Agree on skills, roles, responsibilities, and qualities you are seeking within your organization, and customize for your organization’s unique needs.
Is your Board make up diverse? Does its current make-up meet all your current needs? Are your recruiting a new Board member and need a tool to determine where your Board needs strengthening? This checklist will help you and your organization get a high-level view of the strengths and gaps in your current Board.