December, 2017

Board certified: Learning how to govern from the experts

By Sara M. Johnson, FACHE, Director, Executive Education, IUPUI-School of Public and Environmental Affairs Public service is important and over the last 30 years has evolved beyond just describing government careers. Many people are motivated to volunteer on the “front lines” and even donate money to worthy and favorite causes, especially at year end. And, […]

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Ask more of your supporters in the Season of Giving

By Mark Shreve, director of client experience, SmallBox Among the doorbuster offers, year-end appeals, and shipping confirmations, this survived your daily email sweep. This holiday season – as corporate and nonprofit brands compete for your attention and money – it’s time you ask more of your supporters. Previously we shared (Charitable Advisors, March 2017) that […]

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Nonprofits: Taking a productive break

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors The advice is often well-intentioned, and it’s something that hard-working, driven individuals may hear a lot: Stop and smell the roses, get away and clear your head, or take a sabbatical to rest and rejuvenate. When one person in a company takes a break, the work can still go […]

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Advice from those who have been there

By Lynn Sygiel, editor, Charitable Advisors For many people, experience is the best teacher. And while not all nonprofits have taken a pause, two local organizations have recently been through the rigorous process and can offer their perspectives. Kimberly Sterling, the former board president of the Martin Luther King Center, and Allison Luthe, the center’s […]

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