Nonprofit Capacity Building Like Uber – Chapter Two

Andrew VaethNonprofit Collaboration

Nonprofit Capacity Building

(Chapter 2 of 5) Welcome to the second in a series of five posts on taking a new approach to thinking about nonprofit capacity building. You can view the first installment here: Capacity Building Like Uber: Understanding What Data You Should Capture. If you’re a nonprofit, you’re probably working on (or at least thinking about) taking your mission to the … Read More

Nonprofit Capacity Building Like Uber – Chapter One

Andrew VaethNonprofit Collaboration

capacity building

(Chapter 1 of 5) Welcome to the first in a series of five posts on taking a new approach to thinking about nonprofit capacity building. Capacity building is an investment in the effectiveness and future sustainability of a nonprofit. The funding landscape is in total disruption, therefore, it is crucial for nonprofit leaders to think about novel techniques and processes … Read More

#GivingTuesday Donations Continue to Rise

Katherine TurnerNonprofit Tech

November 27th, 2018 marked the 7th annual #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that falls directly after two of the largest shopping days of the year. People across the world take a moment away from the wants of holiday shopping and take time to give back to people in need. The results of 2018’s #GivingTuesday were astronomical. According to The … Read More

4 Tips For Managing Nonprofit Committees

Katherine TurnerBoard of Directors

Nonprofit Committee

“Death by committee” is a phrase used to describe the failure of a project or initiative due to its assignment to a committee. Though many projects have no doubt “passed away” because of mismanagement,  committees are commonly used by nonprofits to effectively advance the mission of the organization. Most nonprofits have committees associated with their board. They often correspond to … Read More

Silo Busting: Connecting Your Community

John SchoberNonprofit Collaboration, Nonprofit Tech

Community Silo

In our previous blog, we talked about the problem of organizational silos:  groups of people within an organization working and making decisions without the proper input from other stakeholders. Silos also exist across organizations in communities and are a problem because they lead to missed opportunities to address complex community challenges including, poverty, inclusion, homelessness, addiction, workforce development, and others. Silos … Read More

Silo Busting: Connecting Nonprofit Teams

John SchoberNonprofit Collaboration

nonprofit silos

While attending the Finance, Technology, People Innovation Annual Conference for the first time, I found it curious to have a conference designed for 3 different functional groups (Finance, IT, and Human Resources) that don’t always work together extensively. Typically, a conference will target a specific functional area or target groups that are likely to work together. It brought to mind … Read More

3 Tech Tips for Increased Donor Engagement

Katherine TurnerNonprofit Tech

donor engagement

Technology has made engaging with donors incredibly convenient and effective. We are able to connect and build relationships like never before. In 2017, #GivingTuesday reached over 27.1 billion people on social media and raised over $300 million online. The power of social media alone can increase donor engagement, but there are other ways to spark retention. To get a deeper … Read More

5 Ways Technology Empowers Collective Impact

Brian BoyerNonprofit Collaboration, Nonprofit Tech

collective impact

The concept of Collective Impact has been around for several years. In order to truly affect change for the good in a community, multiple service organizations and stakeholders, all of which have different focuses, must work together. The problem of hunger is not solved just by the local food bank. It is solved by the local school system with distribution, … Read More

Nonprofit Making Community a Priority

John SchoberNonprofit Collaboration, Nonprofits We Love

catholic charities

I recently attended the Annual Gathering for Catholic Charities as an exhibitor for Cureo. Catholic Charities affiliates are well known as strong collaborators in their communities, so we were eager to introduce many of them to our platform.  Conferences always provide the opportunity to get out of the weeds and see elements of the big picture, and this conference provided … Read More

Is a Board Portal the Best Option for your Nonprofit Board?

Katherine TurnerBoard of Directors, Nonprofit Tech

Nonprofit Board

Last week I attended an educational seminar regarding nonprofit board of directors best practices put on by Business Volunteers Unlimited. The board members who attended were there to swap ideas and habits to better their own board. We all filled out a questionnaire which we then compared to a national survey from Stanford on Leadership and Management in the Nonprofit … Read More