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Monday, July 19, 2021
Researching and Developing a Compelling Statement of Need

You know what your organization or agency needs. You can talk about it with great knowledge when you have to do a council or board of directors’ presentation. However, when the time comes to write your application’s Statement of Need narrative, you start by writing what you feel and breathe daily. What’s wrong with this approach? Personal feelings do not belong in any part of a funding request! Knowledge and experience do.

Guest Post: Dr. Bev Browning

Monday, May 10, 2021
Powerful Messages in Changing Times

Marketing departments must be nimble to keep up. So how will you cut through the noise to reach your audience with timely messages that connect, inspire, and build support for your cause?

Guest Post: Artis Stevens, President & CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Monday, February 8, 2021
The Misunderstood Social Construct That “Does Good”

We're bringing Jerome Tennille, of the Corporate Social Responsibility team of Marriott International, to speak with Kansas City on February 17 to share how to incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion practices to create a more welcoming, engaging environment for all types of volunteers.

Guest Post: Jerome Tennille, Marriott International

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Scared of Year End?

We’re bringing Marcy Heim, a respected authority in enhancing major gift success, to Kansas City on Monday, November 18, to offer a clear understanding of crafting an ask. Here she shares her top ten tips for year-end fundraising.

Guest Post: Marcy Heim, CFRE, CSP, The Artful Asker

Monday, June 3, 2019
I was a first-time donor...

Tom Ahern is presenting to Nonprofit Connect on July 12, 2019. In his blog post, Tom shared his experience as a first-time donor, and what the organization did right to keep him coming back.

Guest Post: Tom Ahern

Monday, May 13, 2019
5 Reasons Your Board Doesn't Do What You Want Them To Do

Lori Jacobwith is presenting to Nonprofit Connect on May 29, 2019. In her blog post, Lori shares why your board members may not be engaged, and how to remedy the situation.

Guest Post: Lori L. Jacobwith

Monday, February 4, 2019
Inclusion 2019 Workshop Review

Last week, I spent my morning in an amazing diversity & inclusion workshop hosted by Nonprofit Connect. We broke down the difference between diversity and inclusion, why you need both, and how to achieve both in an organization.

Guest Post: Rhia Dixon

Monday, January 14, 2019
Unconscious Bias and its Impact on Leadership Decision Making

Dr. Shirley Davis addresses the topic of unconscious bias as a leadership competency and an organizational strategy.

Guest Post by Dr. Shirley Davis

Friday, August 24, 2018
You Can Change Board Conversations Around Philanthropy By Using the Fundraising Fitness Test

I have worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations who have used the Fundraising Fitness Test (FFT) and I am often asked, “How should I use the Fundraising Fitness Test with my board?”

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Monday, June 18, 2018
Achieving Equity: We Need a New Approach

Guest Post by David Greco, Social Sector Partners. New Approaches to Fighting for Equity: What Nonprofits Can Do

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