Nonprofit Matters ~ Dr. B.J. Bischoff

Dr. B.J. Bischoff


Volunteers make us Sonoma Strong

Posted on October 26, 2017
Volunteers make us Sonoma Strong

By B.J. Bischoff It’s been a somber and stressful two weeks here in Sonoma Valley. Everyone I know knows someone who has lost... Continue

Mentoring our Valley’s future leaders

Posted on September 7, 2017

Later this month, Sonoma Valley’s La Luz Center will launch a new initiative to help emerging Sonoma Valley Latino leaders hone their... Continue

July is the season of change

Posted on July 20, 2017

July is a month of great change for many Sonoma Valley organizations. July begins the fiscal year for most Sonoma Valley nonprofits,... Continue

Addressing needs of Sonoma Valley seniors

Posted on June 2, 2017
Addressing needs of Sonoma Valley seniors

Last month, the Sonoma Valley Fund released its groundbreaking report describing Sonoma Valley’s nonprofit sector and the charitable... Continue

Make the most of your meetings

Posted on April 6, 2017

It seems that whenever I place a phone call to a staff member of any nonprofit organization, I’m told 90 percent of the time... Continue

How the Trump administration is affecting nonprofits

Posted on February 16, 2017
How the Trump administration is affecting nonprofits

Trump’s White House victory has already started shaking up the nonprofit world. As a result of the immigration executive order... Continue

Ways to keep your volunteers coming back

Posted on January 7, 2017

Volunteers are the lifeblood of most nonprofits. In fact, 85 percent of all nonprofits in the U.S. are run entirely by volunteers.... Continue

Nonprofit Matters: ‘Tis the season to email your donors

Posted on December 1, 2016

Last month, in preparation for sending out her end-of-year appeal to obtain donations before the tax year closes, a client asked for... Continue

What to do when donors want their money back

Posted on November 12, 2016
What to do when donors want their money back

A colleague recently told me that last year he had made a donation to a local nonprofit organization for a specific purpose. He has... Continue

Time to dust off those bylaws?

Posted on September 15, 2016

Although a nonprofit’s bylaws form the foundation for the governance of the organization, most of its board members and staff have... Continue