Keeping the Competition in Perspective for the New Year

The heart of a nonprofit is its mission. Donors are an indispensable part of fulfilling this mission and the competition is fierce. According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, as of 2015, the US is home to more than 1.5 million charitable organizations. Thinking about your competition in this way is certainly overwhelming – […]

2015 Nonprofit Blog Recap

Did you miss an Accreditation Guru post over the past year? We published more than 25 nonprofit blog posts and below are some of our most popular articles from 2015. Thank you for reading in 2015. We look forward to providing you with more informative posts in 2016! Happy New Year! Accreditation Accreditation is Everywhere […]

Age Diversity Key Consideration in Building Modern, Effective Nonprofit Boards

Boards of directors are key participants in every nonprofit and are very often vetted through a rigorous selection process before being invited to join the organization. Most potential board members are ideally considered based upon strategic criteria including: professional experience and expertise, community ties, a personal connection to those the agency serves, and factors relating […]

Family Volunteer Day 11/21/15

The 25th Annual Family Volunteer Day will be celebrated this November 21 as families come together to volunteer in communities all across the country. This can be an exceptional opportunity for nonprofits to invite families to volunteer their time and talents and build valuable, long-term volunteer relationships during the process. Powered by generationOn.org and Disney […]

Bring Your Annual Report into the 21st Century!

As the year draws to a close many nonprofits are scurrying to prepare for their upcoming annual meetings – which, most likely will be accompanied by an official annual report. For all the time, talent and treasure that go into the publication of an annual report, sadly it is seen by few, read by fewer […]

Using Accreditation as a Marketing Tool – Part 2

Earning national accreditation is a stellar accomplishment – your agency has devoted a great deal of time, effort and resources into making this achievement happen. So what happens next? This past May, we published ‘Using Accreditation as a Marketing Tool’ that discussed ways in which your nonprofit can best promote its accredited status and get […]

Building a Valued Nonprofit Begins on the Inside

A nonprofit’s success is measured in a variety of ways: mission fulfillment, fundraising capacity, volunteerism – the list is limitless. However your nonprofit defines its accomplishments, have you considered that these achievements actually begin on the inside? Identifying and cultivating your nonprofit’s internal value will strengthen your agency for years to come. Shared Sense of […]

Diversity and Building an Effective Nonprofit Board of Directors

Effective governance is essential for every nonprofit as it works to fulfill its mission and vision. While it seems obvious that this responsibility lies with those who hold leadership roles within the organization, the board of directors also must be engaged, diverse and dedicated to their commitments as board members to help the agency achieve […]