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Client Spotlight: First Baptist Church of Raleigh

In early 2015, Dr. Dumas Harshaw, Jr. began to to realize that his church’s congregation was changing. The pastor of First Baptist Church in Raleigh, North Carolina knew that his church needed a new plan for the future. “I could see the generation that had been so strong in sustaining the church begin to die …

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Client Spotlight: YWCA Lower Cape Fear

In 2015, the YWCA Lower Cape Fear realized it needed to develop a new strategic plan. “There had not been one for at least six years,” says Jenni Harris, President of YWCA’s Board of Directors. “We were in a position where we needed guidance on how to grow into a strong, functioning organization.” YWCA contracted …

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Rethinking Site Visits

I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.” –Confucius Your organization has great collaterals for sharing its impact—a vibrant annual report, videos, program profiles on social media, and maybe even an impact page on your website. But are you bringing visitors to see and experience your organization’s work? …

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How Can Nonprofits Impact Policy?

  Can your nonprofit strengthen its capacity to use advocacy to impact governmental policy? Here are five steps to make it happen: Review your mission. What types of policies would enable you to better meet your goals? Engage policy makers by building relationships with local and state public officials. Be sure that your staff and …

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Developing a Board of Directors

Board Development – Part 1: Seek and Find Developing a Board of Directors (BOD) can sometimes make you feel that you are on a seek and find mission. All non-profit organizations have at some time during their development struggled with finding persons willing to serve on their BOD. However, some non-profits seem to have mastered …

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Social Ventures: Innovative Ways to Raise Funds

Today more non-profits are having conversations about social ventures or social entrepreneurship. Social and community needs grow, while funding from government and philanthropic institutions shrink. These institutions are also asking the question, “What is your plan for financial sustainability?” The terms social venture and social entrepreneur are sometimes used interchangeably and may have different meanings …

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