I can name nearly a dozen nonprofits that are struggling with space.
They don’t have enough. They can’t afford more. What they can afford needs repair. [Read more]
From now through May, there will be dozens of nonprofit galas in Central Ohio. I had the pleasure of attending a client gala last week. [Read more]
I’m energized and exhausted all at the same time.
Five sponsors, four panelists, three poll questions, two forums with two hosts, and one national partner speaking [Read more]
It’s that time — the annual ritual of writing resolutions for a new year. For some, the exercise is clarifying; for others, it’s frustrating. More [Read more]
When we think of Columbus philanthropy, we most often think of notable families like Wexner, Wolfe, and Lazarus, or major corporations such as Nationwide, Huntington, [Read more]
I love a good story. Especially one that is centered around unexpected philanthropy.
It goes like this:
After a decade of neglect and damage, a 125-year old [Read more]
The two most feared words of any nonprofit board are: “search committee.”
Nonprofit boards are often loath to engage in a search because of the fear [Read more]
This week marks Election Day around the country — from school boards and township trustees to mayors and governors. Each election cycle has a big [Read more]
Your organization’s mission is why you do what you do.
Your vision is the change you intend to make on the people and places you serve.
Your [Read more]
All too often, vision statements are, “to be the best (fill in the blank) in the world.”
To build the best product… To offer the best [Read more]
Question: What is 141 words (1,031 characters with spaces) that was recently updated and approved by the board?
Answer: A nonprofit organization mission statement.
While the number [Read more]
Strategic planning can be an insightful, generative, and clarifying process that propels an organization forward. Or, it can be an obligatory chore that is more [Read more]
If you serve on a nonprofit board, can you answer this question?
What drives the organization’s economic engine?
Is it philanthropy? Events? Fees-for-service? Third-party reimbursements? Or maybe [Read more]
What percentage of your board meeting is spent discussing the past?
Do a majority of your board members speak in a meeting? Or is it mostly [Read more]
While a nonprofit governing board is critical to the health of the organization, the board’s role in the work of the organization is not always [Read more]
The arts play a vital role on campus and in the broader community because performances and exhibitions bring diverse people together in a shared experience.
Earlier [Read more]
This week celebrates National Radio Day. It also marks back to school at The Ohio State University as 60,000+ students begin another year as a [Read more]
Summer and baseball are as synonymous as first birthdays and smash cakes.
What better way to celebrate both than for Mayor Ginther to invite one-year-olds in [Read more]
August marks back to school. A time of transition for kindergarteners through college students.
With the leadership of Mayor Andrew Ginther, August also welcomes more pre-kindergarteners, [Read more]
One of our favorite activities as a consulting firm is to facilitate workshops in order to build capacity. We believe that consulting is teaching, and [Read more]
The numbers are staggering.
- 124,166 emergency food appointments to put more than one million meals on the tables of hungry neighbors.
- $614,303 in direct financial [Read more]
“When you have more than you need, build a longer table, not a higher fence.”
An invitation is powerful. It says to the recipient that you [Read more]