By many measures, Columbus is thriving. By many measures, the income disparity is, too.
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, and AEP.
There is hardly a nonprofit in Central Ohio that [Read more]
Every November, philanthropists, volunteers, and fundraising professionals around the country gather to celebrate National Philanthropy Day. In Central Ohio, the event is hosted the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, which is the perfect time to honor [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 of words is clearly a problem, it’s also the never-ending [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 formulaic than revelatory.
We want the former for you, not the [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 social enterprise?
While cash flow is critical in the operations of [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 listening to a select few?
Are your board and committee meetings [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 clear.