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Nothing Has Yet Gone To Charity

September 21, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

President Trump’s inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million and the committee pledged to give leftover funds to charity. That amount doubled President Barack Obama's then-record inauguration donations in 2009,…

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Paying Attention To The Biggest Picture

September 21, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

I'll just say it right out, a nonprofit's survival needs do not constitute a sound argument for raising money. To say that "We need money to survive" is a defensive…

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The Do's & Don'ts of Site Visits

September 13, 2017 | Sheldon Bart

Site visits are not inspections.  Inspections occur in the military, and if you’ve never served, you have no idea of the horrors inflicted by the very thought of them.  Barracks…

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Spotlight on Jill Mendelson: A Nonprofit Woman With Whom to Reckon

August 23, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

To interview Jill Mendelson of UJA-Federation of New York is to understand why she’s enjoyed a 33-year run of leadership there: she has a vision, and she means to actualize…

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Sustainability Essentials For Your Nonprofit

August 10, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Here are nine ways that nonprofits can enhance their capacity for sustainable growth. Not all ways work for every nonprofit, but we present the following list so you can explore your…

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How To Shake Up A Board Meeting

August 3, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Board service is often an unseen and thankless job, and the problem of getting trustees more engaged and involved is part of the larger issue of "organizational culture-shift.” Because listening…

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