How your website relates to Google Grants

Your website is the public face of your nonprofit’s digital marketing presence, and because of this the Google Ad Grants program takes website quality pretty seriously. Google wants to know that your site will provide a helpful and seamless user...

Technology and innovation: How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is impacting the charitable sector

The future is now for the charitable sector. Almost daily, new technologies are being developed to help innovate the way people give or the way organizations offer opportunities to advance their causes. There is no going back. The charitable sector...

The introvert’s survival guide with Trina Isakson

Are you introverted or extroverted? It can sometimes look like the modern work environment is created for extroverts and if you're introverted, it can feel draining or even exclusionary. Today’s podcast guest, Trina Isakson, spent years working in our sector...

Consciously co-creating communities of service

This is the fifth and final article in a series on Conscious Service. Read the first, second, third, and fourth articles. There is a great deal of emphasis on systems transformation and organizational culture lately. We used to call it...

Analytics for nonprofits: Monitoring and evaluating programs

Analytics is a word that you’ll hear a lot about if you read about internet businesses or the big for-profit corporates, but what does it really mean? Is it a term that’s all about big business? Or is it something...

Empathy: A key ingredient in effective diversity, equity and inclusion

It’s no surprise that resistance and lack of buy-in can be major obstacles to successful diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) implementation.  I commonly work with organizations that are struggling with this very issue.  A typical case has staff outwardly supporting...

Building the culture you want

Your organizational culture is the sum total of your shared beliefs, values, and practices – in short, the unique environment of your organization, or what makes your organization stand out! Culture is a hot topic in people management and building...

National Day of Conversation on sexualized violence in the nonprofit and charitable sector

While for many people, awareness of the #MeToo movement came after the exposure of Harvey Weinstein in the fall of 2017, the hashtag was actually used as far back as 2006, coined by Black community organizer and activist Tarana Burke...

Bringing everyone along: An organizational approach to DEI

This article is the fourth in a series. Read the first, second and third articles. One time I had a gym teacher who, with the very best of intentions, decided to test out a new approach to foster greater inclusion....

Climbing broken ladders: Women aspiring to nonprofit leadership

Women make up the majority of the nonprofit workforce at all levels, including leadership roles. So on the surface, it might seem like nonprofits have gender equality figured out. “I think there would be an expectation that because we’re a...