The Center selected HOPE International to receive the Nonprofit Excellence Award for their HOPE Poverty Simulation, a 2.5-hour, immersive learning experience designed to help participants glimpse the realities of a lifetime in extreme poverty. Launching in 2017, the HOPE Poverty Simulation is an ideal entry point for Millennials and Post-Millennials to encounter philanthropy through experiential learning. However, given the … Continue Reading
The Center selected Eckerd Connects as the first recipient of the Nonprofit Excellence Award for Eckerd Connects’ Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback® minimizing child abuse deaths in the foster care system. Eckerd Connects’ Eckerd Rapid Safety Feedback was developed to stem the tide of child abuse deaths in Hillsborough County, Florida after an unprecedented nine child homicides in less than three years under the previous … Continue Reading
Are the Professionals and Service Providers Serving Your Nonprofit (or The One You Fund) “Just Okay”?
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
Lagging indicators are easy to measure but can be hard to influence. For nonprofits, a clear lagging indicator that is easy to measure but hard to improve on is donations. The problem with lagging indicators is, well, they’re lagging. It’s not too tricky when we are experiencing year-over-year increases in revenues but it quickly becomes … 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