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Strategy

Increasing Diversity in the Workplace

When a staff more closely reflects the population it serves, it is more able to address the needs, interests and concerns of its community. Diversity should include people of varied racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status and more.

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Refilling the Donor Pool

Fundraising professionals are quite familiar with the concept of donor attrition. It is always worthwhile to review strategies for replenishing the donor pool.

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What Millennials Want

Millennials (generally described as individuals born between the early 1980s and the early 2000s) are becoming a larger percentage of the workforce and their distinct needs and preferences are important for employers to consider. 

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Keep Your Competitors Close

Each nonprofit seeks to carve out its own area, to ensure sustainability and survival. But what if competitors could assist in your success? 

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Nonprofits and the Long Haul

A strong mission, passionate staff and a big vision are critical for a nonprofit to succeed. But what is it that makes the difference between long-term survival and a short-term burst of success?

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Rethinking Social Media Strategies

It is no secret to nonprofits that social media can reach donors in big ways. But it can be hard for any nonprofit to make sure it is getting the maximum return on its investment. 

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Being Mindful at Work

Finding ways to be mindful in day-to-day life doesn’t just make one feel good, but it can actually improve the brain. 

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