Advancing Nonprofit Capacity

Check. Double check.

Thanks to JWS Consultant Lora Ollom for today’s blog. I recently learned from a client that a proposal letter I thought they mailed was never submitted. It turns out the client thought I was handling the mailing, which typically is something I do not do. The client was not new, but the person I was […]

JWS Leader Named to NANOE Board of Go...

Congratulations to JWS  Principal Consultant Heather Stombaugh  MBA, CFRE, GPC! She was named to the Board of Governors for the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE). Here is the official release: The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Stombaugh to NANOE’s prestigious 2018 Board […]

Getting in front of your donors

Thanks to David Gee, Associate Vice President, HUB Philanthropic Solutions for today’s blog. Happy New Year! Here’s to you and to all that you do to make the world a better place. We hope that your year-end efforts proved successful and that you found some time to relax and recharge over the Holidays. As we move forward […]

Unresolved Resolutions

The odds are not in our favor. While 40% of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, only about 8% achieve them. Shall we throw in the towel now? There’s something about January that seems to set us up for failure. Why not just challenge ourselves throughout the year to do better? Perhaps sometime in 2018 choose […]

Don’t Flirt with Disaster. Plan...

Today’s blog is by JWS Associate Scott Herr, PhD. It’s a timely reminder to make sure others in your organization are familiar with the details of your work. Grant writers wear many hats. Along with proposal writing and other duties that may include development or communication responsibilities, we: Research and identify prospective funding opportunities Coordinate […]

What’s on the Horizon for the 2018 Wo...

As we say goodbye to 2017, what will we say hello to in the 2018 workforce? Forbes suggests these 10 workplace trends will be something to watch for in 2018. Here are a few. For the complete list, go to: workplace trends. Easing the financial burden Millennials are buried under a mass of student loan […]

How charitable is your city?

Charity Navigator’s 13th annual study of America’s most charitable cities indicated the overall nonprofit sector is strong and diverse throughout the nation. Their analysis of 30 major metropolitan markets reviewed financial, accountability, and transparency practices in charities throughout 30 major metropolitan markets. The Charity Navigator study found the top five cities in terms of financial […]

Partnership Boards: Effective Vehicle...

Thanks to Steven Murphy, Ed.D., Senior Advisor, HUB Philanthropic Solutions, for today’s blog. I’ve recently been helping a non-profit organization that wisely decided to form regional partnership boards to strengthen awareness and support for their mission.  It has given me ample opportunity to reflect on the characteristics of effective partnership boards and when they make the […]

The Pervasiveness of Poverty

A study of the neediest cities in America (Wallethub) reminds us that no county, city, or state is exempt from poverty. The study of 188 cities, based on 25 key indicators of economic disadvantage, including child poverty and food insecurity, lists cities in need in states including California, Wyoming, Ohio,  Arizona, Michigan, Nebraska, and nearly […]

Are You a One Man Band?

Thanks to Michelle Jimenez, Senior Consultant, HUB Philanthropic Solutions, for today’s blog. If you’re like me, this time of year can feel overwhelming. Many of us in Development are serving as “one man bands” with responsibilities for soliciting gifts, acknowledging them, visiting with donors and many other daily activities.  We morph from Major Gift officer to […]

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