Learning for Impact

Tom Okarma shares his knowledge and experience for nonprofits.

Will End-of-Year Fundraising Be Risky For Your Agency?

Nonprofit leadership is challenging. And it's no secret that fundraising -- especially end-of-year fundraising - can easily top the list of stressors. Can you really count on all those pledges to come in at year-end? What if they don't?...

How to Deal With Difficult Board Members

What do you do when a good board member goes bad?   One of the most important roles you have, as part of a board of directors, or as the executive director of a nonprofit, is to help identify and “vet” new board candidates. You use...

Changing Nonprofit Trends: 4 Things Your Team Needs To Know

Embracing The Change    There is a lot of change coming to the nonprofit world. Boards, leaders, staff, and volunteers need to face and process emerging nonprofit trends, all while still serving their clients. The good news: all of these...

12 Characteristics of Effective Non-profit Leaders

The non-profit landscape is changing. According to the 2016 Non-profit Trends Report, this industry is growing at a rapid rate. But what non-profit leaders need today, is different then 10 years ago.  Leaders will be dealing with new...

15 Simple Ways to Use Your Board For Marketing

Nonprofit marketing can be challenging at best. If you’re like most agencies, you're constantly on the look out for new ways to share your mission, more effective ways to build awareness, and new cost-effective avenues to get more people...


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What is Your Nonprofit Leadership Style?

What is Your Nonprofit Leadership Style?

Most of us (nonprofit leaders) have either taken courses or read a lot about the basic meat and potatoes leadership skills we need to effectively do our job. I’m talking about strategic planning and goal setting, budgeting, communication, the solicitation of major...

Ever Been asked…Why Should I Want to Serve on Your Board?

Ever Been asked…Why Should I Want to Serve on Your Board?

Have you ever been asked this question? Let’s say you know someone who is highly respected, has been engaged with your mission for some time, and has shown good judgment in the past. You may even be friends. You have a board seat opening up soon so you figure he/she...

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