There are many ways to think about sustainability. Is our lifestyle sustainable? Do we maintain a sustainable environment? Is my company sustainable? How can I ensure that the nonprofit that I want to support financially is sustainable? I’d like to discuss nonprofit sustainability and different categories that generate a nonprofit organization’s ability to be sustainable. Read More
The Importance of Stories and Statistics of Charitable Programs
Great stories are important as examples of the wonderful work of nonprofit organizations and charitable programs. Being a great story-teller is helpful. Success stories can help connect people to your cause and hopefully entice people to donate to your organization. But the stories need to be representative of the bigger picture. Read More
It sounds a bit counter-intuitive, but could taking a break really help your nonprofit? I was recently listening to Ali Brown, the Entrepreneur Coach, about being a successful entrepreneur. She spoke about different people’s practices of either ‘thinking or doing’. Ali states that people typically function in 1 of 2 ways.
Spend a lot of time thinking about what they would like to do, but do not take action on their thoughts.
Spend a lot of time doing and working and do not take a break to think or to be strategic about their goals. Read More
This article first appeared in Karen Eber Davis’ Blog. For more information follow this link. To contact Karen, go to www.kedconsult.com or call 941-924-4860.
Self-motivation, the ability to cajole yourself into doing your most important priorities, is an incredibly valuable tool in your nonprofit success toolkit. When we stop to think, we recognize that what keeps us from doing our priorities is not urgent matters, but a willpower shortage. We need more willpower because most priorities require us to step outside our comfort zone. Without willpower, any excuse will do. Read More
Wouldn’t it be great to have the ability to tell the future? To know whether a situation or event will work in your favor? To know the response that a person will give to you prior to saying hello? To feel the connection with the foster child that you have to place even before you have ever met him? Many think that this is close to impossible. What if you had one tool that could help you do all of the above? Well, there is one! It’s called Visualization, Creative Visualization to be exact. Read More