The economic slowdown already present before 9/11 was magnified by it, resulting in foundation investment assets and foundation gifts shrinking after 9/11. Overall fundraising was stagnant in 2002. Politicians, regulators, the media, and the public were concerned with nonprofit accountability and donor intent after reports of how gifts to the American Red Cross and the 9/11 Fund established by the NYC area United Ways were being used.
Organizations with well-developed, written strategic plans -- plans that are being used actively by staffs and leaders -- have a big advantage over organizations less prepared and less organized.
What should you do, and what should your organization do, to preserve and protect your nonprofit's mission and the causes you serve?
Americans give more than $420 billion to charity and donate almost eight billion volunteer hours a year. Over 3/4 of US households give either money, time, or both to charity each year. Especially in the face of adversity, there are people motivated to help with their hands, their hearts, and their resources.
Building -- and communicating -- a compelling case for your organization and the people it serves will help assure success. Having a solid, yet flexible, strategic plan in place is an important step toward clarifying priorities and reassuring your clients and supporters when the unexpected happens.
Nonprofit board governance is indispensable to nonprofit success. From board recruitment and selection to roles, responsibilities, and regulatory requirements, we assist leaders to maximize their board's value and success, both as individual members and collectively.
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Executive coaching can make the difference in a successful career. We maintain a select coaching practice that allows us to focus on each client individually and be available to them when needed.
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