Nonprofit Matters ~ Dr. B.J. Bischoff

Dr. B.J. Bischoff Dr. B.J. Bischoff is the owner of Bischoff Performance Improvement Consulting, a Sonoma firm specializing in building the capacity of nonprofit organizations and public sector agencies to better serve their stakeholders. She assists her clients with strategic planning, training resulting in performance improvement, fund development, and community relations. She is Past President of Impact100 Sonoma and serves as a Sonoma County Board of Supervisors’ appointee to the Sonoma County Portfolio of Model Upstream Programs Review Committee. Contact her at [email protected]


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

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

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