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Clarify board commitments in writing

Posted on May 15, 2016

Recently an executive director of a nonprofit organization lamented to me, “I just don’t know what to do about our board... Continue

Protect your donors’ privacy

Posted on April 14, 2016

When I sat down to have dinner at the bar of a local Sonoma restaurant last month, I noticed a sheet of paper laying directly in front... Continue

Using literature reviews to develop evidence-informed programs

Posted on January 8, 2016

Recently, a leader of a Sonoma Valley nonprofit organization identified a serious community problem that her organization has the ability... Continue

Evaluating a nonprofit’s true impact

Posted on September 30, 2015

Many leaders in the nonprofit sector have noticed that the landscape has changed significantly regarding the results donors and other... Continue

The power of small donations

Posted on September 2, 2015
The power of small donations

Last week a friend asked me this simple, yet poignant question, “Do you really think my little $100 donation that I give to each... Continue

A new way to fund high performance nonprofits

Posted on August 7, 2015

Impact investing is “a pretty radical departure from how we’ve funded nonprofit organizations in the past,” said... Continue

Roll out the welcome mat for a funder’s site visit

Posted on June 9, 2015

One of the most frightening, yet exciting, phone calls or emails a nonprofit leader can get is from a prospective funder, such as a... Continue

Calculating the financial value of volunteers

Posted on May 14, 2015

Every Sonoma Valley nonprofit organization depends on dozens, and in some cases, hundreds of volunteers, to deliver their programs... Continue

Tips for onboarding a new nonprofit executive Director

Posted on April 1, 2015

Within the next six months, several Sonoma Valley nonprofits, including the Sonoma Valley Visitors Bureau, Mentoring Alliance, Boys... Continue

Local nonprofits tackle selecting a new executive director

Posted on March 5, 2015
Local nonprofits tackle selecting a new executive director

It is a time of significant transition for three of Sonoma Valley’s largest nonprofit organizations. The Boys & Girls Clubs of... Continue