A Dozen Measures of a Fundable 501(c)(3) or (c)(4) Nonprofit Organization When working with start-up nonprofits or organizations in early stages of maturity, I have found expectations for funding are often unrealistic. Here I present an even dozen measures or characteristics of a fundable 501(c)(3) or (c)(4). These are factors that funders may often look […]
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Recruiting nonprofit leaders who “fit” versus those with skills and experience may confound volunteer boards of directors A conversation with top nonprofit leadership of an organization early in the process of seeking a new CEO brought to mind an earlier blog topic about “charisma versus competency.” As I listened to the leaders of the organization […]CEO recruitment, fundraising, leadership, nonprofit, nonprofit business, Nonprofit Leadership, nonprofit management, rudolph-rosen, strategic planning
Publishing can increase nonprofit organization income for some kinds of nonprofits by Dr. Rudolph Rosen I regularly give talks to groups of students coming from a wide range of university majors on the general topic of fundraising and nonprofit organization income. Student interest can range from learning about financing nonprofit charitable causes, to venture funding […]charity fundraising, fundraising, leadership, nonprofit business, Nonprofit Leadership, nonprofit management, Nonprofit Organization Income, nonprofit publishing, publishing, rudolph-rosen, rudy rosen, strategic planning, vanity press
Strategic plans count if the process and the resulting plan are valued (and used) by leadership Don’t get me wrong. I’m a believer in strategic plans (see my earlier paper: Nonprofit Strategic Planning Dilemma), especially when strategic planning and resultant strategic plans are used to build true operational plans which then tie into and ground […]nonprofit board, nonprofit business, nonprofit business plan, Nonprofit Leadership, nonprofit management, nonprofit organization planning, nonprofit organization strategic plan, rudolph-rosen, rudy rosen, strategic planning, strategic plans, volunteer empowerment
An intensive review of past funding and future needs for financing the work of a mid-sized lands conservancy caused me to rethink the long term fiscal realities of funding some critical aspects of nonprofit land practice. Background: Previous to discussions with the lands conservancy at issue in this post, I had held executive responsibility (and […]nonprofit, nonprofit business, nonprofit business plan, Nonprofit Leadership, nonprofit management, Nonprofit Organization Income, nonprofit organization planning, rudolph-rosen, rudy rosen, strategic planning
Make your Nonprofit Business Plan volunteer-friendly and do math for fundraising/financial efficiency I recently spoke with board leaders of a long-standing nonprofit organization who were seeking an executive director to run operations. This would be the first executive director ever hired by the organization and they had yet to develop a nonprofit business plan. Through discussion, […]CEO recruitment, charity fundraising, fundraising, leadership, nonprofit business, nonprofit management, rudolph-rosen, rudy rosen, strategic planning, volunteer empowerment
Board member expectations can be unrealistic in nonprofit strategic planning I had just completed a nonprofit strategic planning process involving board members and staff, and the board chairman had finished studying the strategic plan. He was not one to read a lot or put up with much process. He usually knew what he wanted and […]fundraising, nonprofit, rudy rosen, strategic planning