Does the AT&T commercial that shows the surgeon described by the attending nurse as “just okay” bother you as much as it does me? It makes me cringe when the surgeon jokes “just got reinstated” to an offscreen character and then admits to the patient that he is “nervous too.” I have seen the commercial literally … Continue Reading
For our programs and ministries to be successful, we need to realize financial management matters. It is nearly impossible to accomplish the mission of your organization without cash and that is why financial management matters. Sometimes we are so focused on the specific program activities and outcomes that we neglect the infrastructure of the organization. … Continue Reading
Why Do Businesses Need Nonprofits? Not long along, only a few enlightened businesses actively promoted social issues as part of their marketing and branding. Today, corporate philanthropy and corporate social responsibility are integral parts of almost every serious business plan. Corporate philanthropy used to primarily take the form of a financial contribution and to a … Continue Reading
Do You, Your Board, or Your Funders Struggle with Knowing How Well Your Nonprofit is Actually Performing?
You are not alone. When it comes to getting an objective view of your organization’s operations, most nonprofit executives and board members are too close to judge. One of the hardest parts is determining where the gaps are and what to do about them. Until very recently, the only real option was to have a … Continue Reading
The Good News Is Your Nonprofit Achieved 100% Accuracy on Your Reporting. The Bad News Is You Have Been Measuring the Wrong Things.
Business leader and philanthropist Bill Gates said, “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.” Thought provoking, isn’t it? I wonder what questions the founder of the largest software company and largest private foundation in the world would ask your nonprofit (or the one you fund)? … Continue Reading