The 2 Tips Blog

Every month, we bring strong, crafty community programming professionals fun, free tips and materials! We have years of bimonthly blogs on nonprofit capacity building and wellness topics; feel free to explore them all. Contact us to let us know how you use 2 Tips or a topic that you think would benefit the sector.

Diversity & Inclusion, Define and Deploy Them

Diversity & Inclusion, Define and Deploy Them

Introduction Many community-based organizations implicitly align with diversity and inclusion (D&I) as values. And for many, their very mission is to serve historically marginalized populations. Yet, enrolling diverse populations in your programming is not the end...

Why You Need Key Indicators of Effectiveness

Why You Need Key Indicators of Effectiveness

Introduction Organizations that deliver community programs and services benefit from organizational-level key indicators of effectiveness. Such indicators help the organization to stay steady in its vision, communicate overall successes to stakeholders, and relay...

Leading Change Management in Your Organization

Leading Change Management in Your Organization

Introduction Adding a program, subtracting a service, entering into an initiative or partnership, or adding a new administrative role are some of the features of what is considered “change management.” There are many useful tools and resources available to support...

How to Keep Your Organization Away from the Wellness Movement

How to Keep Your Organization Away from the Wellness Movement

Introduction There are a lot of legitimate reasons some folks are not interested in talking about and/or engaging in Wellness. For example, you might hear: 1 |  “I don’t want to be viewed as weak.” 2 |  “I don’t need to worry about this right now.” 3 |  “There’s...

Renew Your Team by Renewing Your Decor

Renew Your Team by Renewing Your Decor

Introduction Many of us in the nonprofit sector understand that we're too busy making community transformation happen to care about what we look like... and what our office spaces look like. Yet, this is a major downfall for the success of our teams. In a previous 2...

How to Avoid a Crappy Consultant

How to Avoid a Crappy Consultant

Introduction The grumbling about crappy consultants is legit, as long as you’ve fulfilled your role as co-leader with every contractual relationship. No one enjoys crappy relationships and end products, with a consultant or otherwise. But often there was no due...