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How to Develop In-Kind Support for Programs

How to Develop In-Kind Support for Programs

Introduction In-kind contributions can infuse your programming and program staff team with meaningful support, fun, and connection that would otherwise be outside of the scope of the program budget! For example, contributions of material goods for program...

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Why There’s Fear of Program Evaluation

Why There’s Fear of Program Evaluation

Introduction Hesitation about engaging in program evaluation is sometimes about money. However, there are creative wats to address the financial challenges to affording in-house or consultant-based program evaluation. Most often, community-based...

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Welcome Outlier Data

Welcome Outlier Data

What is Outlier Data Outlier data in your program data refer to a few pieces of information that are noticeably different from the majority of the information. Example Let’s say that you have 300 program participants and 50 of them completed a feedback...

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Avoid a Default Definition of Efficiency

Avoid a Default Definition of Efficiency

Introduction The definition of efficiency used by your organization reflects the org's values, mirrors the purposes of your programs, and tells the world what’s important to you. This is also true for your funders’ definitions of efficiency. In the 2 Tips below, we...

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Altruism vs. Infrastructure in Your Community Organization

Altruism vs. Infrastructure in Your Community Organization

Introduction Presenting the community with a solution to a need, but not paving the way to that solution is like no solution exists at all. Providing staff with the opportunity to fuse their passions and their employment, but when staffing infrastructure...

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#Love The Community Through Data

#Love The Community Through Data

Introduction When loving the community on their terms happens, it often materializes in programming like person-centered planning*, bringing food to those with limited mobility** or healthcare to homes with newborns.*** Practices like these reflect a...

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Why Assess Inclusivity in Your Nonprofit

Why Assess Inclusivity in Your Nonprofit

Introduction Whether or not an organization actively cultivates a culture of inclusivity, the nonprofit professionals at all levels who comprise the organization can champion inclusivity in many small ways. Cumulatively, many small steps towards inclusivity will...

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How to Find The Right Program Evaluator

How to Find The Right Program Evaluator

Introduction This week’s 2 Tips helps you to find the right program evaluator for your organization. Many professionals are wary of high costs, cumbersome steps, and a long drawn-out, painful process. This doesn't have to be your experience. Use these two...

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How to Design a Staff Retreat for Nonprofits

How to Design a Staff Retreat for Nonprofits

Introduction This week, let’s focus 2 Tips on supporting you with in-house annual staff retreats. The following 2 Tips are important for developing an in-house staff retreat or going with a retreat facilitated by an external specialist. Unfortunately, even...

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Hang Your Strategic Plan

Hang Your Strategic Plan

Introduction A Strategic Plan is an important blueprint for accomplishing your organization’s mission within the context of external factors like the political, social, and economic context that impacts your organization’s work. The basic components...

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No Such Thing as a “Tech Person”

No Such Thing as a “Tech Person”

Intro You already have mastery over some of the rules that govern technological tools. There is no separate specie called a "Tech Person" with special tech powers. But what's the deal with some people appearing to be better with using tech tools? Check out...

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Better Feedback Surveys

Better Feedback Surveys

Introduction For organizations that coordinate or host events – internally as staff trainings or for community stakeholders – feedback surveys are the last thing that is often thought about.   Here are the best things about awesome Feedback Surveys The...

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