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Nonprofit Newsletter Archive

Explore the archive of articles from past eNewsletters including information and guidance on the topics trending in the nonprofit sector, tips and real world experiences from our local expert team.



    Nov 07, 2019
  • Fraud: A Reality Nonprofits Must Address

    Nonprofits, like all other businesses, rely on technology and trained staff to manage the important work they do. While tech greatly enhances their service and efficiency, it also opens them up to exposure for fraud. Just as for-profit businesses have made fraud protection a huge priority in their operations, nonprofits must also address fraud prevention and protection on a daily basis.

  • Nov 07, 2019
  • Continuing the Journey: Providing Education and Resources to Nonprofit Staff

    Lifelong learning is a bit of a buzzword these days, but its import is widely understood to mean that leaders and employees in today’s fast-paced environment need to continuously hone their skills and talents to remain competitive.

  • Aug 06, 2019
  • Nonprofit Disaster Plan – Your Blueprint for Survival

    t's a cliché, but like most, it is rooted in important truth: "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This idea is never more important than when it comes to the potential devastating impact a natural or manmade disaster can have on a nonprofit. As we have seen time and time again, nonprofit organizations are a vital link in the chain of recovery during times of community-wide crisis.

  • Aug 06, 2019
  • The State of Giving in America: Watch Trends, but Invest in Historic Fundamentals

    The Giving Institute, a renowned Foundation which publishes data and trends about charitable giving is out with its Giving USA 2019:The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2018. This publication provides a great look into the annual trends affecting philanthropy on a national scale.

  • May 03, 2019
  • Mission Related Investing: A New Frontier for Nonprofit Funding

    Funding is the lifeblood of nonprofits. Without it, the highest-minded ideals and the best of intentions are relegated to merely nice statements on a wall or website.

  • May 03, 2019
  • Asking Corporations for Money: Demonstrating, Persistence, Results and Gratitude

    Asking for money – even for seasoned nonprofit development directors – is never easy. Asking for money from corporations who often get hundreds of requests per year can be downright daunting. As bankers who both work for an organization that grant’s hundreds of thousands of dollars per year to organizations, and who provide advice and counsel to nonprofits, we have a unique perspective on making corporate asks.

  • Dec 20, 2018
  • Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparity in Organizations

    Building an equitable, diverse and inclusive workforce is becoming a major priority in organizational dynamics today as more and more businesses and institutions come to understand the importance of fostering a work environment that centers equity, diversity and inclusion (DEI) as a core organizational identity.

  • Aug 22, 2018
  • Wealth Strategies for Nonprofits: Investing in Your Mission

    It is often said that man cannot live by bread alone, and it's equally true that nonprofits cannot live by fundraising alone. Indeed, for a nonprofit to be truly successful in executing its mission, it must be equally adept at bringing in money AND making that money grow and work for the organization.

  • Jul 24, 2018
  • The Value Proposition in Business

    In the abstract, many business transactions are fairly simple to understand: the exchange of goods and services for a fee, direct costs vs. indirect costs, etc., etc. In practice, much of today’s business goes along in rhythm with this kind of transactional simplicity.

  • Jul 24, 2018
  • Understanding the Value Proposition in Business

    In the abstract, many business transactions are fairly simple to understand: the exchange of goods and services for a fee, direct costs vs. indirect costs, etc., etc. In practice, much of today’s small business goes along in rhythm with this kind of transactional simplicity.

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