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Recharging the people who energize nonprofits |

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Resilience can be slippery!

So watch your step.

Flat out, some nonprofits just don’t cut the mustard and fail. Others thrive. What’s the big difference between them?

It’s inevitable that your charity will get stretched to its limits from time to time. Yet, it needs to return to a position of stability as quickly as possible.

So don’t let your organization be like a waistband that’s lost its snap. Instead, take a close look at these 4 secrets to springing back from perceived defeat. After all, what appears as a disaster can sometimes be an opportunity in disguise.


Let’s face…

Thoughts on taking control of information overload

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About 75% of our brain is made up of water. So why don’t we filter it?

We shouldn’t seek to control how much or how fast information flows into our mind. But we do want to rapidly absorb what we need and reroute the rest.

Subconsciously we experience an awful lot. The human body sends 11 million bits per second to the brain for processing, yet the conscious mind seems to be able to process only 50 bits per second. This information overload never allows the conscious mind to catch up. But the real problem is when we try.

Water has to be collected from many different sources. …

4 volunteer personalities your nonprofit needs now

Volunteers are as important to nonprofits as technology is to a millennial.

And we all know how important that is. So how do you go about attracting
and retaining volunteers?

Here’s the best shots to protect your future.

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As needs continue to climb, many nonprofits have become more fragile- or even failed.

Still the hungry must be fed.
The homeless must have shelter.
The oppressed must experience justice.
The forgotten must be given attention.
The weak must be lifted up.
The persecuted must experience righteousness.

Has your nonprofit created a sense of urgency about its mission? Or is it taking this responsibility lightly? And is it appreciating the meaning of the moment all the while keeping a close eye on its moral compass?

Any of these sound familiar to you?

“We don’t have enough money for that.”

There’s no question more money can be advantageous if it’s funneled into the right directions. But the impoverished identity can also serve as an excuse.

“There’s not enough time.”

Now we have given…

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Shock therapy is needed to jump-start charities in peril before it’s too late.

Let’s dance the fandango with funders!

If we do as they ask, they will provide us with lots of $$$.

What a dysfunctional relationship.
Is your nonprofit looking for a trusted partner or another sugar daddy?

Nothing could be more dangerous to your mission than chasing money. Because that’s when organizations let their identity get twisted and take their eye off of what they really stand for. It’s also when delivering on the promise of the mission gets overshadowed by other priorities.

Yet that’s what many charitable organizations do. In fact, raising money…

Is charity all it’s cut out to be?

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I had just finished a summer internship with a local nonprofit hospital. Looking back, the place was great and so were the people. Needless to say, I learned much more from them than they got from my inexperienced self in those three months. In fact, I learned more about finance, planning, accountability, integrity and working together than maybe anywhere I have been since.

Plenty of calculations and an audit later they offered me a chance to stay on board. But no, I had my sights set “higher” and politely declined. The investing…

Mark C. Titi

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