You Can Plan, but Can You Execute?

Posted , by Wendy McGrady, vice president. Topic: Nonprofit Management.

On July 19th and 20th Keith and I participated in the Giving Institute’s Summer Symposium this year held in Park City, Utah. The Giving Institute is a 40-member organization of consulting firms dedicated to education and the promotion of philanthropy and ethical fundraising. This annual gathering brings professionals together from across the country and provides an… Read more »

Let’s Talk Outcomes—But Also Listen

Posted , by Wendy McGrady. Topic: Uncategorized.

At the Giving Institute Summer Symposium earlier this month, one topic addressed by a panel of philanthropists was the use outcome measurements in cultivating donors. These philanthropists agreed that while measuring success is important, and major funders expect nonprofits to report outcomes, simply reciting a litany of data that’s important to you isn’t an effective… Read more »

Hunkering Down Is Not the Answer

Posted , by Keith Curtis. Topic: Nonprofit Management.

At the Giving Institute’s April conference, we had a presentation by Dr. Paul Light, Goddard professor of public service at New York University and senior fellow and founding director of the Center for Public Service for Brookings Institution. According to Light, during the recession and now into the economic recovery, nonprofits have been battered by… Read more »