Nonprofit Matters ~ Dr. B.J. Bischoff

Dr. B.J. Bischoff


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

Becoming a trusted nonprofit leader

Posted on August 3, 2016

In this election season, we’ve been hearing the word ‘trust’ thrown around quite a bit. We have become a society looking... Continue

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