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How Technology Can Help Improve Efficiency and Make our Work Life Easier

   2.9.17|

I remember back when I was in high school, I had a TRS-80 Color Computer, a rudimentary word processing program, and a slow-as-molasses dot matrix printer that I used to produce all of my school reports. (I know. I’m dating myself.) But, at the time, it felt like I had the most advanced computer system …

How the Membership of Things Will Gain Traction

   2.3.17|

The Membership of Things is rooted in the Internet of Things. Simply put, it’s the concept of connecting essentially any device with an on-and-off switch to the internet and/or to each other. This includes everything from cellphones, coffee makers, washing machines, headphones, lamps, wearable devices, and almost anything else you can think of. And this collective …

The Complicated Complexities of Compliance

   11.18.16|

As we discovered in our recent 2016 Nonprofit Finance Study, rules and regulations changes can lead to uncertainty, added complexity, and an increase in cost to ensure compliance.

More than 50 percent of the folks we surveyed say they spend five hours of every month working on compliance-related issues. And, nearly half of that group spends …

5 Tips to Help Nonprofit Finance Professionals

   11.4.16|

Recently, we released our 2016 Nonprofit Finance Study that took a look at the complexities of nonprofit finance and accounting. While managing revenue dollars from multiple sources was identified as the biggest challenge for most nonprofit finance professionals, ongoing rules and regulations changes only add to the level of complexity, increasing both time and dollars …

Happy National Techies Day!

   10.3.16|

Today is National Techies Day, a time to celebrate the geek in all of us. We thought we’d have some fun today and take a more humorous and lighthearted approach to add some levity to the day. Take a deep breath and embrace your inner nerd with these fun memes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Keeps Nonprofit Finance Professionals Awake at Night?

   9.14.16|

It’s no secret that finance and accounting can be very complex. This is particularly true in the nonprofit world. Managing revenue from a variety of sources with various stipulations placed on each dollar presents a unique challenge for nonprofit organizations.

In addition, each of those dollars needs to be tracked, accounted for, and reported on to …

Members Value Education and Training – Give it to Them

   7.27.16|

Anthony D’Angelo, the founder of Collegiate Empowerment, said: “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”

There’s always something new to learn. There’s always something to expand our own personal universe. There’s always something to help us be smarter, more productive, more efficient, more resourceful. The day we stop learning …

What Exactly Do We Mean by Personalization?

   7.25.16|

We’ve written at length about the great information in the Donor Loyalty Study we released a few months ago, mostly exploring the big topics touched on in the report: Millennials, Content, Volunteering, Overhead Myth, etc. But, there’s one topic that ties all of these together that’s worth exploring in its own right: Personalization.

So, what exactly …

Where to Focus Your Fundraising Efforts?

   7.7.16|

Giving USA recently released its annual report. It’s a comprehensive look at all the variables and machinations that had any sort of impact on charitable giving in 2015, with an eye on the trends that nonprofit organizations really want to pay attention to in 2016 and beyond.

One of the big questions (at least for me) …

Is There an Overhead Myth in the Nonprofit Sector?

   6.27.16|

“Overhead” can be a dirty word in nonprofit circles. It’s typically referred to as the costs associated with actually running a nonprofit – administrative costs, fundraising costs, staff costs, etc.

The common belief is that many – if not most – donors don’t want their donation to be used for anything other than supporting the mission …