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

5 Charities to Donate to this September 11th

Katherine TurnerNonprofits We Love

September 11th

Today marks the 17th anniversary of September 11th, a day that shook our nation and broke our hearts. 17 years may have passed, but the effects of that unforgettable day still live on — First responders who risked their lives to save others are still suffering from health issues, families of those affected are struggling daily, and the wounded veterans … Read More

A Philanthropic Millionaire’s Rant

Andrew VaethNonprofit Collaboration

Donor Engagement

Recently, during a casual lunch with a friend I had not seen in some time, the subject came up about work — how’s it going, what’s new, etc. In my turn, as I shared the latest goings on here at Cureo and our work with nonprofits, I managed to trigger something in my friend — a little rant that’s worth … Read More

Cureo Sponsors #GivingTuesday Initiative in Georgia

John SchoberNonprofit Collaboration

On August 17, Cureo was formally announced as a leading sponsor of GAgives, in partnership with Georgia Center for Nonprofits. GAgives is Georgia’s version of #GivingTuesday. #GivingTuesday takes place on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (November 27th) and kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. #GivingTuesday was started as an initiative in 2012 and … Read More

How to Avoid Nonprofit Board Burnout

Andrew VaethBoard of Directors

burnout

Between work responsibilities, volunteer and networking opportunities, personal commitments, and more, board members lead busy lives. As a nonprofit leader, it’s up to you to keep your board members motivated and excited about your mission. But, it may be hard to do when members are feeling overworked and bogged down. Over time, this leads to general disinterest in and frustration with board activities. Members may … Read More