7 Key Characteristics of a Successful Nonprofit

| December 26, 2018

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Building a high-performing, successful nonprofit is never easy. Sustaining one is even harder, especially in the new “normal” of a complex and ambiguous world. Yet nonprofit organizations need to remain stable, relevant, and resilient in the face of up and down cycles of budget cuts and an increasingly changing landscape. To truly succeed, a nonprofit needs to be financially stable, with a passionate volunteer base, and committed and strong leadership among other things.

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Donor Impact

Building board members' commitment to fundraising, and donor engagement are our specialties. Comprehensive guidance with experienced, hands-on participation is provided in fund development areas from annual giving to major gift programs. For 12 years Kathie held professional roles to build nonprofits' fundraising sustainability, and has served on nonprofit boards for 20 years. She is collaborating with others to provide marketing and sales savvy, vital to build a fundraising culture and increase revenue. Executive directors appreciate guidance as they determine where to focus and refine plans and strategies, materials and calendars.

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