Article
March 23, 2017

Turn Your Nonprofit’s Trustees Into Master Advocates

Board members make some of the best advocates for a charity’s mission. Here’s how to make them comfortable in that role.

Article
March 22, 2017

How to Lead Your Team Through a Stressful Time

Experts advise facing sources of stress head on and communicating frequently with colleagues about how you plan to address them.

Article
March 16, 2017

5 Tips for Nonprofit Leaders to Avoid ‘Mission Creep’

When financial pressure or personal concern makes new causes tempting, remember where your nonprofit’s strengths lie.

Article
March 09, 2017

How Four Charities Raised Money by Collaborating, Not Competing

A quartet of New York nonprofits working on racial, gender, and economic justice created a joint fundraising campaign that celebrated the strength of those they serve.

Tool Kit
February 09, 2017

How Nonprofits Can Advocate Effectively — and Stay Within the Law

Advice to help you educate legislators about your causes without running afoul of regulations on lobbying and politicking.

Article
February 07, 2017

11 Ways for Nonprofits to Build Ties With Lawmakers

Experts see this as one of the most basic kinds of advocacy. Here’s how to get started.

Article
January 30, 2017

How Students Can Prepare for a Nonprofit Career

In her latest advice column, nonprofit expert Allison Fine answers a reader's question about students who want to go right from college into work that benefits others. In a quandary about your career? Need tips on leadership? Ask Allison.

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January 26, 2017

How One Group Created a Statement on Diversity and Equity

Americans for the Arts used a model document that spoke with authority without being rigid: the U.S. Constitution.

Article
January 12, 2017

How to Pitch Your Nonprofit to the Media

Research, careful wording, and flexible timing can help you get a reporter’s attention.

Article
January 04, 2017

Nonprofit That Trained Caseworkers to Coach Clients Sees Less Employee Burnout

Professional coaching gave caseworkers new tools to help social-service clients and offered a bonus — less stress for the caseworkers.