The Affordable Care Act is here. Knowing that nonprofits play a key role in connecting people to services, we asked a few questions of Dr. Clarence Davis, medical director, government business with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee.
Part one of a three-part series
Self-empowerment is one among many strategies people of African descent have employed to ensure our survival in the New World.
Strategic planning is the process that drives the work of many nonprofit organizations and institutions.
Most people who volunteer with nonprofits are ethical and deeply committed to the organizations and institutions they serve. But sometimes in the midst of doing good there may be a tendency to sidestep best practices that build credibility.
Board members with experience and connections in the private sector can help nonprofit organizations grow and think in new ways. And nonprofit service can help board members from the private sector to grow and think in new ways, too.
Continuous training, education and exposure to new people and ideas can lead to continuous improvement, motivation, and engagement. Workshops, seminars and conferences add to the skill set and competency of nonprofit employees, executives, board members and volunteers.
Evaluate your nonprofit from a funder’s perspective
Donors and funders don’t necessarily tell you why they won’t fund your nonprofit. Many will make their evaluation based your organization’s presentation and reputation without sharing their objections. But, if you know the criteria by which you will be judged you can proactively prepare.
When the reality of “it takes money to make money” collides with shrinking budgets, nonprofits can face short-term and long-term revenue challenges.
Lights, camera, action. In 1980, the United Negro College Fund, UNCF, launched the Parade of Stars telethon.
Not 'business as usual' activities
A capital campaign—or any other quantum leap in your fundraising—will pull at every fiber of your nonprofit. These are not “business as usual” activities. If you want to grow from one level of donated revenue to another you have to do things differently.