2018 Top 5 Nonprofit Governance Challenges

March 8, 2018

On January 24, 2018, I presented another installment of our ongoing “Governance for Lunch” webinar series with Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF). This series has become one of my favorite presentation opportunities. Not only is GCCF an exceptional partner (and Wendy Deming who spearheads the series an incredible strategic asset), but the high quality of audience engagement is practically intoxicating.

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Open Road Alliance

Open Road Alliance is a private philanthropic initiative that serves the social sector by keeping impact on track in an unpredictable world. Open Road was founded in 2012 by psychologist and philanthropist Dr. Laurie Michaels to address the need for contingency funds and the absence of risk management practices in philanthropy.

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Getting Boards to Fundraise

whitePaper | December 10, 2019

Ask most board members if they were told they’d be responsible for fundraising when they joined the board and you’ll hear a lot of no’s. Somewhere in the recruitment process, the fundraising part of their job got downplayed. Maybe it wasn’t you, maybe it was a board member who let them off the hook.

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Confronting Wicked Problems 5 Strategies for Reimagined Leadership in the Social Sector

whitePaper | December 19, 2019

Our complex, changing world continually challenges leaders to be flexible and innovative. At the heart of efforts to create change, nonprofits, agencies, communities, and funders are working to uncover the roots of some of our greatest social issues, so-called “wicked problems.” At the Center for Creative Leadership, we have had the privilege to work alongside many social sector partners as they invest in improving the health of entire populations, transforming education to serve all, and alleviating persistent, intergenerational poverty. These experiences have led us to an increased understanding of the aspects of leadership that propel these efforts to greater success.

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Help Employees Overcome Unexpected Financial Hardships and Stress with Employee Assistance Funds

whitePaper | October 2, 2021

No matter the scale or severity of the crisis, employee financial stress hurts companies and their employees. An Employee Assistance Fund (EAF), also known as an Employee Relief Fund, Employee Crisis Fund, and a host of other names, allows your company to help employees overcome unexpected financial hardships and demonstrate your commitment to responsible corporate citizenship. There are different ways to administer an EAF. The best method for you will ultimately depend on factors such as the size of your company, how you will fund the EAF, and the complexity of your program.

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A REVOLUTIONARY APPLICATION FOR DISTRIBUTING CHARITABLE DONATIONS

whitePaper | June 9, 2022

Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and the world of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) haveopened up a new financial system that everyone can benefit from without restrictionsor borders.Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) are starting to show how they can be used to build globally distributed communities of like-minded individuals in a way never seen before. However so far, only a small proportion of the world’s population have been willing orable to take advantage. This has led some to the conclusion that it is a world reserved for financial elites or established investors. This could not be further from the truth when it comes to the true potential of these transformational technologies. In fact, most of the early pioneers in this space envisioned a fairer more equitable world enabled by this open permissionless technology.

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Six Degrees of Major Gift Fundraising

whitePaper | March 10, 2020

We live in a connected world. Making the most of one’s network connections can mean a key introduction can lead to fulfilling personal and professional goals. The game ‘six degrees of separation from Kevin Bacon’ might seem frivolous but it does serve to illustrate that our connections to people of influence are closer than we might think. Ask any successful veteran fundraiser and they will tell you that if they can “get in the door,” when they leave, they will have a committed donor. The key is getting in the door – securing time with the potential major donor.

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22 Ideas to reenergize your fundraising in 2022

whitePaper | January 6, 2022

Nonprofits successfully navigated the challenges posed by the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, and though the traditional methods of fundraising and giving were challenged, new trends have emerged for both donors and nonprofits. To help you make the most of the new year, we’re going to take a look back at lessons learned in 2021.

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Open Road Alliance

Open Road Alliance is a private philanthropic initiative that serves the social sector by keeping impact on track in an unpredictable world. Open Road was founded in 2012 by psychologist and philanthropist Dr. Laurie Michaels to address the need for contingency funds and the absence of risk management practices in philanthropy.

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