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Strategic Nonprofit Growth: Navigating the 7 Stages

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Written by: Michael Ash, ACNP
July 2, 2024 | 4 min. read

Established nonprofit organizations play a vital role in addressing social issues, driving positive change, and enriching communities. However, even organizations with a long history of impact must continue to evolve, adapt, and innovate to remain effective and relevant in a rapidly changing world.

In this article, we explore the seven stages of development that established nonprofits often navigate as they strive for excellence in advancing their mission and serving their constituents.

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Stop Working Tirelessly: Creating a Sustainable Organizational Culture

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Written by: Dr. Dan Lebo, ACNP
June 26, 2024 | 6 min. read

Language and communication are significant aspects of organizational culture. Depending on our field, we all develop a unique way of describing things. We have our everyday sayings that make people outside of our interest area need clarification about what we are talking about.

Most of my leadership experience comes from serving faith communities and faith-based nonprofits. We talk about calling to describe our passion and commitment to our work. We talk about prayer and healing as ways to let people know we were thinking about them, for better or worse. I give people’s intentions the benefit of the doubt, but I have enough experience to know some phrases do more harm than good. For every genuine conversation, plenty were meant to manipulate or influence. If you hear the words “bless your heart,” watch out!

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Crafting an Impactful Annual Report: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Written by: Miles Bilka, CNP
June 18, 2024 | 4 min. read

For nonprofits, annual reports play an important role in maintaining both financial transparency and donor trust. As the name implies, most organizations create and publish these reports once a year, making them a staple that any nonprofit professional could benefit from brushing up on.

To help you develop or improve your own impact reporting skills, this guide will explore the annual report creation process step by step. We’ll also provide tips for ways you can communicate impact more effectively, whether you’re creating your first annual report or your fifteenth.

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