Cornerstone of Hope is the Foundation for Family Grief Support

Andrew VaethNonprofits We Love, Uncategorized

Cornerstone of Hope, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, was born out of a need for family-focused grief support. The organization provides services to help people cope with a difficult loss: professional counseling, support groups, camps for children, art therapy, grief support training, and help from a number of community partners. The center is open six days a week to offer support … Read More

The Makeup of the Ideal Board Member

Andrew VaethBoard of Directors

The following is an excerpt of a blog post written by Brian Sooy, President of Aespire, and author of “Raise Your Voice: A Cause Manifesto,” in which he recounts his decade of work on a nonprofit board of directors. The members of the boards I serve on embody character and leadership qualities that put the organization’s interests ahead of their own as … Read More

5 Nonprofit Missions We Love

Andrew VaethNonprofits We Love

According to HubSpot, a mission statement “declares an organization’s purpose, or why it exists.” Often, the most powerful mission statements inspire change. They provide a general narrative of the organization, carefully outlining its goals and objectives. As a leader of a nonprofit, what’s your mission statement? Why do you do what you do? Below, we highlight five well-crafted nonprofit missions, … Read More

The Salvation Army of Wooster Offers Aid “Without Discrimination”

Andrew VaethNonprofits We Love

The Salvation Army exists in cities across the country with the baseline mission of “meeting human need without discrimination.” At the Salvation Army of Wooster, Captain Madelaine Dwier and Lieutenant Ashley Ferrell work together to serve people who are at risk and in need support: financially, spiritually, and related to social services. We sat down with Dwier and Ferrell to … Read More

5 Ways to Advance Your Institution’s Communication Across Campus

Andrew VaethNonprofit Collaboration

A Special Feature for Higher Education Teams As educators of the next generation, colleges and universities are more pressured than ever to stay one step ahead of evolving business and technology trends. It’s no wonder that the higher education technology landscape exploded in 2017 (with nearly 600 vendors, says Eduventures). New technology includes enrollment management, student success, advancement, and much … Read More

How to Avoid Nonprofit Board Burnout

Andrew VaethBoard of Directors

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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 … Read More

3 Social Media Tips for Nonprofits

Andrew VaethNonprofit Tools

The number of worldwide social media users is expected to grow at unprecedented rates in years to come. In fact, in America alone, well over 50% of the population has a social media profile. Knowing this, nonprofits must integrate and align social media efforts with strategic goals and marketing initiatives. Below, we take a look at some tips and tools … Read More

3 Challenges All Nonprofit Leaders Face and How to Overcome Them

Andrew VaethNonprofit Collaboration

As the leader of a nonprofit, what challenges do you face on a regular basis? If board turnover or deficient technology comes to mind, you’re not alone. These issues—among others—are plaguing nonprofits everywhere. So, how do you overcome these challenges? We offer solutions for nonprofit leaders below. Competition for Constituents Competition is a reality for every nonprofit. With a limited … Read More

4 Smart Strategies to Engage the Next Generation of Nonprofit Board Members and Donors

Andrew VaethBoard of Directors, Nonprofit Collaboration

As the leader of a nonprofit, how do you plan to engage the next generation of board members and donors? This is an important question to consider as Baby Boomers head toward retirement, Gen X-ers fill their upper management roles, and Millennials continue entering the workforce. Nonprofits must develop strategies to attract and engage the new generations or risk failure. … Read More

How to Disaster-Proof Your Nonprofit Technology Plan

Andrew VaethNonprofit Tech

Disasters come in all shapes and sizes and if your nonprofit isn’t properly prepared, operations can come to a screeching halt with no warning. While technology is typically the solution to a number of disasters, nonprofits are often reluctant to adopt new business strategies, fearing implementation failure and poor user acceptance. However, incorporating technology doesn’t have to be hard–and when … Read More