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Nine Strategies For Making Your Nonprofit More Sustainable

March 23, 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…


Sharing Your Vision

March 16, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Right up front, a superb case communicates to the donor why funds are urgently needed and why philanthropic support makes sense. That must occur on the first page simply because…


Fear Of The Ask

February 22, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Let’s jump to the worst possible “phone scenario.”  You make the introductory phone call, and the potential donor immediately says, “What are you asking me for? Money?” This is not…


What's Your View?

February 16, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

A recent experience made me think about how different generations understand consultants. Thanks to ad hoc Professor Michael Davidson at the Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy at…


Leading Dynamic Board Retreats

January 25, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Do you have a New Year Retreat coming up soon?  Unfortunately, many attendees leave retreats feeling that their time was not well used, and that the retreat did not work.…


Our Crystal Ball

January 3, 2017 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

I’ve read a few “Forecasts for the New Nonprofit Year,” and found them lacking. I hope to repair that breech here, but please feel free to tell me if I…


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