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April 2017

​Innovation for a Stronger Organization

Innovation can be an unsettling word for some nonprofits. By its very nature, innovation is uncertain and it carries the risk of failure. Those concerns can prevent organizations from seeing its importance.

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​Tiny Steps, Greater Retention

Organizations spend dozens of hours seeking out the right candidates for open positions — crafting the perfect job postings, interviewing and vetting candidates, and ensuring that prospects are the right fit. But when an employee’s tenure is short, the organization is forced to start the process all over again. There are costs in terms of money, time and morale.

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​Keeping It Real

One of the most important parts of maintaining an engaged, enthusiastic donor base is clearly communicating the organization’s vision and strategy. But what happens when a donor walks away from these conversations with unrealistic or unclear expectations?

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