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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic,  I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. This is true now more than ever.

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Facebook Usage Declines: What Does It Mean for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy?

As we all know, in early January, Facebook announced some sweeping changes in the News Feed to prioritize content from friends and family and fewer updates from brands and news.  The intent as described by Zuckerberg was to encourage meaningful interaction and ensure that time on Facebook was well spent.… Read More

Can You Measure the Impact of Capacity Building for Nonprofits?

Capacity building is about improving organizational (or network) effectiveness.  Capacity building includes both money (grants), consultants/technical assistance, peer learning/communities of practice, and collaboration.  According to the survey of funders about capacity building completed by GrantCraft, the top five areas of capacity building that funders most likely support include: leadership, strategic planning, financial management, governance, and fundraising.  … Read More

Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

One important part of effective digital measurement is being able to benchmark your performance relative to your organization’s past performance or compared to peer organizations.    One excellent resource to use for benchmarking nonprofit digital results (in the US) is the annual M&R Benchmarks study of nonprofit digital advocacy.  … Read More

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

By Lindsay Austin Louie

“How much promise do the following practices hold for increasing foundations’ impact in the coming decades?” The twenty-four potential answers provided covered a broad spectrum of philanthropic practice, from taking more risks, to providing more general operating support, to engaging in impact investing.… Read More