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HOT TOPICS: Organizational assessments and planning

HOT TOPICS: Organizational assessments and planning

How are you planning to turn those goals into realities while staying mission-focused? We suggest you take it one step at a time, starting with the facts.

Is your fundraising program ready for year-end?

Is your fundraising program ready for year-end?

The year-end is usually a mad dash for most nonprofits. From mid-November through Dec. 31, many nonprofits will raise up to 40 percent of their total annual campaign goal. Needless to say, this is an important time of year for any nonprofit. While racing to the finish line, be sure to ask yourself the following questions.

HOT TOPICS: Effective Board Meetings

HOT TOPICS: Effective Board Meetings

How do you have an engaging board meeting? Beyond the usual time management suggestions, here are a few things to consider for your next board meeting.

Top questions to ask about your organization's brand

Top questions to ask about your organization's brand

The effectiveness of your organization accomplishing its mission and in raising money depends heavily on the strength of its brand — what people perceive about your organization. And much of what people perceive, especially donors, is based on how well you are communicating with them. 

HOT TOPICS: Thoughts from the annual BoardSource conference

HOT TOPICS: Thoughts from the annual BoardSource conference

I had the opportunity last week to attend the BoardSource annual conference in Washington D.C. The focus of the event was board governance and there were many sessions looking at the issues facing CEOs and Board leaders. Here are a few highlights and additional thoughts on the subject:

Branding tips and strategies from CNM expert Kia Jarmon

Branding tips and strategies from CNM expert Kia Jarmon

CNM expert and PR/Brand Strategist at The MEPR Agency Kia Jarmon was recently at ArtCamp Nashville, hosted by 12th & Broad and offered some marketing and branding tips in the podcast for creatives and offers a comparison to branding strategies for nonprofits. 

Share your organization's events with NECAT Event Bulletins

Share your organization's events with NECAT Event Bulletins

Nonprofits: Have a special event coming up soon? Use NECAT Event Bulletins to reach Middle Tennesseans and promote your event. One-time submissions and unlimited year-long subscriptions are available to area nonprofits.

Road to Conference: Are you telling a boring story?

Road to Conference: Are you telling a boring story?

"So much of nonprofit content is such a snooze," says Kivi Leroux Miller, special guest speaker at Bridge to Excellence.