Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Monthly archives for November, 2016

Enough about me, what do you think ab...

Thanks to Michelle Jimenez, Senior Consultant, HUB Philanthropic Solutions, for today’s timely blog. That may be Bette Midler’s most memorable line from the movie Beaches.  I hope the sentiment makes you smile, but I would encourage you to think about how her egocentric character can make your holiday appeal stronger this year. This may sound a little crazy, […]

Crossing the Balance Beam: Functionin...

Today’s blog is by Just Write Solutions Associate Lisa Ovenden.  “Back in the day”, when I was a younger and less experienced major gifts officer for a major healthcare organization, I prided myself on being able to say that I “don’t do grants”. In fact, the organization was large enough that creating silos between grants […]

3 (Easy) Things to Remember for your ...

Today’s blog is by Matthew Stombaugh, JWS Senior Consultant. With the end of the year quickly approaching, and the Holidays already upon us (I hope everyone had a delicious, safe, and happy Thanksgiving), it is time to ramp up your Holiday giving campaign. If you have not already started, I suggest reading the blog from […]

Best Friends

It’s Friday, so it’s pet blog day for JustWrite Solutions. Today’s pet blog is by JWS Consultant, Ericka Kurtz, MBA. My name is Ericka. If lost, return to Gabe the Beagle and ZuZu the English springer spaniel.   I’m actually not an official pet owner because Gabe and ZuZu belong to my parents. But we […]

Congratulations to National Philanthr...

Congratulations to the following individuals, businesses, and organizations for being named Outstanding National Philanthropy Day awardees in Northwest Ohio for 2016. Thank you to all volunteers who help improve the quality of life in our community. Mary Westphal: Outstanding Fund-raising Professional Charles J. and Mariann Dana Younger family: Outstanding Philanthropist Michael and Michelle Osborne:  Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser Hunter Gandee: Outstanding Youth […]

Nonprofit Tech Talk: Cybersecurity

Today’s timely post is by JustWrite Solutions Consultant Zachary Stombaugh, MS. The Internet can be a scary place. More and more often, there are news reports of privacy breaches and password leaks. And given the pervasiveness of today’s technology in everyday life, it is important to step back from time to time to evaluate your […]

Best Friends

Yes, the staff at JustWrite Solutions are “those people.” The ones that own pets. Love their pets. Spoil their pets. Just like the 83 million other pet owners in the United States. So on Fridays, we decided to share a few tidbits about our pets. I’ll go first. My name is Julie.  If lost, please […]

Term Limits for Nonprofit Boards: Bes...

A special thanks to Molly Galo, Senior Consultant, HUB Philanthropic Solutions, for today’s blog. Nonprofit boards often ask us about “best practice” regarding term limits. Some wonder whether they’re required by law to institute them. Others simply want to know what policy is considered the gold standard. Truth be told, there is no law, nor […]

Discount Offer from Association of Fu...

If fundraising is in any part of your job description or weekly tasks, consider this great offer from the Association of Fundraising Professionals: a coupon for a $50 Professional or Associate New Member Discount! The AFP is offering this discount in honor of National Philanthropy Day. For someone like me who has been interested in […]

Six Sure-fire Strategies to Develop C...

Some things are worth repeating: like this previously published blog by JWS Associate Scott Herr, PhD, on sure-fire strategies for developing competitive grant proposals. All indications are that competition for grant funds will continue to increase for the near future. For grant writers and nonprofit leaders, it can be helpful to be aware of essential components […]

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